Leaker: 'iPhone 12 Pro' to Come With 6GB of RAM

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Later this year, Apple is expected to release four OLED iPhones in three display sizes, including 5.4, 6.7, and two 6.1-inch models. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices, and now leaker @L0vetodream has corroborated previous rumors about the internal specs of Apple's upcoming lineup.


Rumors suggest Apple will use 5-nanometer A14 chips in its 2020 iPhone lineup that will be smaller, faster, and more battery efficient due to improved thermal management. And to accommodate these improvements, @L0vetodream claims the Pro models will feature 6GB of RAM, while the mid-level models will retain the same 4GB of RAM that all iPhone 11 models have.

Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis previously said he believes the iPhone 12 Pro models will feature 6GB RAM, while the iPhone 12 will have 4GB RAM. UBS analysts also believe the four iPhones in development will feature varying amounts of RAM. They're expecting a 6.7-inch iPhone with 6GB RAM, a 6.1-inch iPhone with 6GB RAM, a 6.1-inch iPhone with 4GB RAM, and a 5.4-inch iPhone with 4GB RAM.


The anonymously-run Twitter account @L0vetodream accurately revealed several details about the new ‌iPhone SE‌ before any other leakers that we know of, including that the device would launch in the second week of April and come in three storage capacities. Likewise, the account accurately claimed that new iPad Pro models would launch in the third week of March. It has also hinted at a 2021 release for a rumored 14-inch MacBook Pro.

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justperry

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Wake me up when non volatile storage is as fast as RAM, SSD's already make a difference, VM was slow on mechanical HDD, it got much better on SSD's, now I wish we wouldn't need RAM at all if Storage was indeed as fast as RAM.



2GB RAM on 6s/7/8 is still more than enough for most iPhone users these days.
You can easily see how an iPhone gets slowed down by limited RAM, Updates are much faster if there's sufficient RAM, close all your Apps, next restart and Update let's say 20 Apps, compare that to lots of open Apps and Updating, it is considerably slower.
 

ian87w

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Make sense. With the non Pro models also getting OLED and cheaper starting price, there's a need for further differentiation for the Pro models.
 

Äpfelchen

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Wake me up when non volatile storage is as fast as RAM, SSD's already make a difference, VM was slow on mechanical HDD, it got much better on SSD's, now I wish we wouldn't need RAM at all if Storage was indeed as fast as RAM.
There’s more to memory architecture than just speed.

For example, the iOS kernel has no swap pager on purpose, because paging out memory would wear out the NAND much quicker than users would tolerate.
That’s one reason why RAM ain’t going away anytime soon.
 

AvisDeene

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6 gigs of RAM may finally make me upgrade from my iPhone 6S Plus. I’m content with everything else that my phone has, but it shows it’s age when I use two or three apps that are connected with the internet. Tired of switching between them and having some information lost.
 
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rp2011

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Well, at least the Pro’s will be future-proofed a little. That’s one way it’s worth it to go with the pro models.
 
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tridley68

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Looks good Apple I'll need two Apple pro max 512GB for my yearly upgrade in September
 

justperry

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There’s more to memory architecture than just speed.

For example, the iOS kernel has no swap pager on purpose, because paging out memory would wear out the NAND much quicker than users would tolerate.
That’s one reason why RAM ain’t going away anytime soon.
Thanks for pointing that out, I should note that we might have nonvolatile storage years from now that is as fast as RAM and does not wear out.
Todays SSD's also have different architectures, one wears out much faster than the other one, SLC>MLC>TLC>QLC
> = Better than the next one.
 

now i see it

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The quantity of RAM is often the reason an enthusiast chooses one iPhone over another, yet apple still refuses to even mention it in their product announcements to this day. They'll go on and on about animoji and a stupid AR ruler which nobody cares about — but refuse to even mention how much ram the phone has... As if it doesn't matter ... When we all know it certainly does because insufficient ram is the main reason an old iPhone chokes on future versions of iOS.
 
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mi7chy

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There’s more to memory architecture than just speed.

For example, the iOS kernel has no swap pager on purpose, because paging out memory would wear out the NAND much quicker than users would tolerate.
That’s one reason why RAM ain’t going away anytime soon.
Good point about benefit of more DRAM vs NAND storage wear but isn't app state suspension stored to NAND?
 

Creator74

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Happy with my iPhone 11 Pro Max for now and not planing to upgrade until the new design ( if there is any lol ) ,shame on them keep releasing similar design
 
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jaack

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Happy with my iPhone 11 Pro Max for now and not planing to upgrade until the new design ( if there is any lol ) ,shame on them keep releasing similar design
It literally is a new design this year... what were you expecting?
 
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