爱思英语编者按:今年晚些时候,苹果公司将发布iPhone 7。据报道,苹果公司会解决标志性智能手机最普遍且长期存在的一个缺陷:内存不足。虽然iPhone的功能一年比一年先进、一年比一年复杂,但每一代iPhone的起步内存却一直只有16GB,这种停滞不前的内存确实令人沮丧。 
 
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When Apple releases the iPhone 7 later this year, the company will reportedly address one of the most common and longstanding complaints about its iconic smartphone: a lack of sufficient storage. Indeed, even as the iPhone has become more advanced and sophisticated with each passing year, the entry-level storage capacity on each successive iPhone model has remained frustratingly stagnant at 16GB.
 
今年晚些时候,苹果公司将发布iPhone 7。据报道,苹果公司会解决标志性智能手机最普遍且长期存在的一个缺陷:内存不足。虽然iPhone的功能一年比一年先进、一年比一年复杂,但每一代iPhone的起步内存却一直只有16GB,这种停滞不前的内存确实令人沮丧。
 
For some perspective, consider this: every entry-level iPhone model has featured 16GB of storage since the iPhone 4s, a device released all the way back in 2011. And while 16GB might have been adequate five years ago, it’s almost a joke in today’s smartphone era where apps can weigh in by the gig and devices can take high-res photos and record storage-hungry video in full 4K.
 
一些观点认为,我们要考虑到:自从2011年iPhone 4s上市以来,每代iPhone的起步内存都只有16GB。5年前,16GB的内存足够用了;但是现在,16GB的内存简直就是开玩笑。人们手机里的应用程序占据很大空间,高清照片和4K分辨率的超清视频使内存更加不足。
 
Well, now comes word via IHS Technology analyst Kevin Wang that Apple this year will, at long last, up the storage on its entry-level models iPhone from 16GB to 32GB.
 
现在,信息管理服务技术(IHS Technology)的中国研究总监王阳透露,今年苹果公司将iPhone 7的起步内存升级至32GB.
 
Originally reported by MobiPicker, the publication claims that Wang has provided accurate information in the past, thereby leading them to conclude that this particular rumor carries more weight than most.
 
iPhone 7内存升级的谣言最初来自于科技网站MobiPicker。该网站称,王阳之前已经提供了精确的信息,所以他们才认为这一谣言非常靠谱。
 
If this rumor pans out, it would represent an interesting about-face from Apple. Remember, it was just about a year ago that Apple executive Phil Schiller sat down with John Gruber and defended Apple’s somewhat controversial decision to sell 16GB iPhones.
 
如果谣言是真的,那么苹果公司前后的大逆转确实很有趣。我们记得仅在一年之前,苹果公司高级副总裁Phil Schiller在John Gruber主持的访谈节目中反驳了那些对苹果公司出售16GB手机持有争议的说法,并表示16GB的手机内存足够用了。
 
All that notwithstanding, this is one Apple rumor that we really hope becomes a reality. Interestingly enough, one other iPhone 7 rumor we spotted just a few weeks ago suggests that Apple will make a 256GB storage option available.
 
虽然32GB起步的内存只是一个谣言,但我们希望能够成为现实。非常有趣的是,几周之前,我们还听说了另外一个关于iPhone 7的谣言:苹果公司将推出256GB内存的手机。