With WWDC in full swing, Apple executive Phil Schiller on Tuesday sat down for wide-ranging interview with noted blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball.
Not one to beat around the bush, Gruber asked a number of pointed questions, one of which was why Apple continues to sell 16GB iPhones. Indeed, with storage being extremely cheap these days, not to mention how much space apps and other media files can take up, many people have voiced the opinion that it’s decidedly a cheap move for Apple to release a device with such paltry storage by today’s standards. Some have even argued that Apple in this regard is opting for profits over an enjoyable user experience.
You might recall that the iPhone storage issue eventually boiled over this past September when Apple released iOS 8, a gargantuan-sized update that many iPhone users simply couldn’t install because they didn’t have enough room. Incredibly, the entry level iPhone has sported 16GB of storage since way back in 2011 when Apple introduced the iPhone 4s.