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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Top Rated Comments

Alenore Avatar
103 months ago
no more ram. more features!
God people are never happy.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
103 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
103 months ago
But yet their 'Pro' 9.7 iPad has 2 GB of ram. That's a joke.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
furam90 Avatar
103 months ago
Will Safari still constantly reload? I'm on the 6 and it does, not sure if this was fixed in the 6s?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
103 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
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acctman Avatar
103 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)