Apple may soon be ditching the 16GB iPhone, if recent reports are to be believed. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Cupertino's next iPhone, due out this fall, will start at 32GB, not the much-loathed 16GB model pundits and consumers have come to hate. According to the Journal's source, the next iPhone will come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models -- likely due, at least in part, to the expected camera improvements that will accompany the next iPhone. The latest report is in line with earlier reports that also suggested Apple's next iPhone will top out at 256GB of storage (though at least one of those reports claim only the larger iPhone 7 Plus will be available in a 256GB option. Of course, as with just about every iPhone rumor, we won't know for sure until Apple formally introduces the device (likely in September) though the Apple rumor mill is starting to give us a pretty good idea of what to expect.
In October, Apple launched FaceTime HD on its iPhone 12 line of products, meaning users could make video calls in 1080p resolution (though only when connected to Wi-Fi or a 5G network). This was a welcome feature, though it was slightly odd that earlier iPhones -- especially those that have 12-megapixel front cameras -- were not given the feature. Now, MacMagazine has found out that iPhone 8 and up have received FaceTime HD as well. The feature was introduced in iOS 14.2, though Apple's official release notes do not mention it. However, if you go to specs page of, say iPhone 11, you'll see that it has "FaceTime HD video calling over Wi-Fi" listed as a feature.
Apple is finally giving India a decent iPhone it can afford. The company today announced that the newly introduced 32GB variant of the iPhone SE will start at Rs 27,200 ($415), down from the Rs 39,000 ($600) sticker price at which the iPhone SE base model retailed in the country last year. SEE ALSO: The coming app-pocalypse could kill some of the iPhone's greatest hits The 16GB and 64GB iPhone SE variants will be phasing out in India as well, though you can expect to see some great deals on those models in the country in the coming weeks. According to marketing research firm, the company had shipped about 60,000 iPhone SE models in India last year. According to marketing research firm Counterpoint, the company had shipped only about 60,000 iPhone SE models in India last year.
A attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. Apple will unveil a new batch of iPhones in less than two weeks. The tech titan released an invitation to members of the press Thursday morning inviting them to "Gather Round" the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. on Sept. 12. There, Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones, as well as upgrades to the iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. The three new iPhone models will all do away with the home button, mimicking the design of last year's $1,000 iPhone X model, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday. The new iPhones will boast significantly bigger, edge-to-edge screens.