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3GB of RAM Again Rumored for Next iPhone, Likely 5.5-Inch Model Only

iphone6s-scene2KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has twice claimed the next 5.5-inch iPhone, tentatively referred to as the iPhone 7 Plus, will carry 3GB of RAM for improved performance, and now DigiTimes echoes that in a new report.
Increasing built-in memory capacity at next-generation smartphones, including new iPhone devices, will further ramp up demand for memory products in the third quarter, said sources, noting that the mobile DRAM capacity of the next-generation iPhone is expected to increase to 3GB from 2GB previously.
The report stops short of specifying whether the 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch, or both iPhone 7 models will have 3GB of RAM, but in general it will mark an increase over the 2GB of RAM in the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.

DigiTimes has a mixed track record at reporting on Apple's upcoming product plans, but its supply chain sources have provided accurate information on occasion in the past, and the rumor is backed by the more credible Kuo. The increased RAM should prove valuable given the camera improvements expected with the new iPhones, including a dual-lens system on the 5.5-inch model.

Deutsche Bank has also thrown its weight behind the 3GB of RAM rumor, although its prediction is likely based on Kuo rather than independent sources.

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31 months ago

no more ram. more features!

God people are never happy.
Rating: 25 Votes
31 months ago
Will Safari still constantly reload? I'm on the 6 and it does, not sure if this was fixed in the 6s?
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago
And they will call it an iPhone Pro to justify the 100€ price increase but but we will get a starting point of 32GB ... in 2016...for the price we used to get a 64GB one for! And antenna lines that got improved ... I mean look like they simply peeled off
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago
But yet their 'Pro' 9.7 iPad has 2 GB of ram. That's a joke.
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago

Are you certain that the increase in the RAM is specifically for that exact purpose?
And not to just chime in the Pro moniker to gain extra $$$?
Okay then.


If there is a difference in the amount of RAM, the reason will not be marketing. Apple never reveals RAM amounts. The only people who know there's a difference will be nerds who visit MacRumors.
Rating: 13 Votes
31 months ago
So you have to spend more, and go up a screen size in order to get new features on the 7... okay. Why doesn't Apple just release an iPhone 7 Plus only and forget about the 4.7 model till next year.
Rating: 10 Votes
31 months ago
Got to justify that "Pro" name & the +$100 somehow.
Rating: 9 Votes
31 months ago
no more ram. more features!
Rating: 7 Votes
31 months ago
ok, everybody on here that keeps harping on "IT DOESNT NEED MORE RAM!" answer me this:

what harm would it do to have said extra RAM?


like, for real. Tim comes up and says "we decided to bump up the ram across the line" what would you do?

are you going to go harp on having extra memory you dont use or need?
are you going to sell your stock because the profit margin isnt high enough?
are you going to get upset when your phone lasts one more OS update because it has enough RAM to run the new stuff (the single most common reason why old iPhones get left behind on updates)
are you going to get upset when you're not paying attention and end up with 15 tabs open and your phone doesnt reload every tab every time you switch between them?


I know some people will say "it should have four" or something. but i seriously want to know: why SHOULDNT it have more ram? give me legit reasons. stuff like "apple designs the experience to work around the hardware and software" are not legit excuses, they are PR buzzlines you're repeating like a good little consumer.
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Wouldn't buy that either. Whats your point?

I do understand the concept of as much of RAM as possible – on PCs and Macs. Not on current iOS devices though.


my bad i missed your /sarcasm tag :)
Rating: 7 Votes
31 months ago
It's just a shame such fragmentation has started to widen with the iPhones.
I personally am much of a fan of 4.7" than the 5.5" models, shame I'd be missing out on features even when money isn't an issue.
Rating: 7 Votes

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