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Apple finally kills the 16GB iPhone once and for all

  • March 21, 2017

It took years and countless complaints, but Apple has finally killed off the 16GB iPhone.

In its latest round of incognito updates that brought about a red iPhone and an updated iPad, Apple quietly and discreetly killed the most infuriating aspect of its smartphones—the 16GB variant. The 16GB option was bypassed for a 32GB option in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in September, but Apple still smugly sold the storage option of the iPhone SE for $399.

The iPhone SE will now be available in 32GB and 128GB variants and will be priced at $399 and $499 respectively.

The 16GB option was first introduced with the iPhone 3G in 2008, when 16GB was more than enough space. It eventually became the entry level iPhone model for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but that changed with the iPhone 7. The writing was on the wall, but it still took Apple six more months to finally do away with the 16GB option.

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