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Looks like a 16GB iPhone 6S is coming, even though you don't want it

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Back at the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus some people were sad to learn the 16GB version would be sticking around, accompanied by the 64GB and 128GB options. "Just make the 32GB option cheaper!" they cried.

Well, that doesn't look like it'll be changing on the iPhone 6S either.

Apple's marketing executive Phil Schiller spoke to The Talk Show (opens in new tab) podcast and said "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."

Size matters

Focusing on iCloud is an interesting concept – mainly as those with a smaller iPhone will still end up paying to use the cloud service – but it will also allow the company to keep the phone thin.

Schiller said, "If you want a product that's thicker with a bigger battery it's also heavier, more costly, takes longer to charge.

"We model every thickness, every size, every weight and try to figure out what the tradeoffs are. I think we've made great choices there."

So don't go expecting a thicker iPhone upon the announcement in September (but maybe a camera that no longer protrudes from the body).

Speaking on the USB Type-C MacBook Air controversy Schiller said, "If all we do is an incremental, slight change, where's the excitement? We need to take risks. That's the Apple I want. I want an Apple that's bold and taking risks and being aggressive."

We'll hold you to that Schiller, we want excitement come September.

James Peckham
James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.