Various sources reported that the upcoming iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will be released with the same price as its predecessors.
Although this hasn't been confirmed by Apple yet, the pricing rumors indicate that the next-generation handsets will feature the same storage capacities as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
According to the Independent, which cited the Dutch blog TechTastic, the iPhone 6S with 16GB of storage space will cost around $786. The 64GB model, on the other hand, might come with a retail price of almost $900 while the 128GB version will have a retail price of $1,010.
The iPhone 6S Plus with the same storage capacities will be around $100 more expensive that the iPhone 6S.
Apple's move to stick within the same price range strongly indicates that the upcoming handset will not offer future owners with a bigger storage space.
Phil Schiller, the Cupertino-based tech giant's marketing executive, had previously hinted that bigger internal storage spaces for handset is no longer needed especially since more and more users are turning to cloud-based services.
"The belief is more and more as we use iCloud services for documents and our photos and videos and music that perhaps the most price-conscious customers are able to live in an environment where they don't need gobs of local storage because these services are lightening the load," he said in The Talk Show podcast in June.
Despite Schiller's reasoning, debuting the iPhone 6S with the same storage capabilities as the iPhone 6 may end up disappointing some users who still prefer and rely on device-based memory. Hopefully, the other features of the upcoming handset are enough to maintain the high-end status of Apple's iPhones,
Previous leaks have already revealed that the new smartphone models will feature Force Touch, a technological concept introduced by Apple through its Apple Watch. This feature provides devices with multiple control options based on the levels of pressure applied by users on their screens.
In addition, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus is also rumored to come with an improved version of the FaceTime camera and 4K video recording capability, NDTV has learned.
Both models are expected to be unveiled by Apple on September 9 during a special event. Last week, the company had already started sending out invites for an upcoming event that will be held in San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, according to The Telegraph.