Barclays: iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Will Likely Have 6GB of RAM, iPhone SE 2 Production to Begin February

Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates recently traveled to Asia to meet with manufacturers within Apple's supply chain, and today they shared their expectations for 2020 iPhones based on information they gathered.

In a research note viewed by MacRumors, the Barclays analysts said the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will likely have 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB in the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They also expect both models to feature rear-facing 3D sensing and mmWave support for higher-performance 5G.


The base model iPhone 12 is expected to have 4GB of RAM, equal to the iPhone 11. While the iPhone 12 is also expected to be 5G enabled, the analysts did not indicate whether the device will support mmWave, sub-6GHz, or both.

Last, the analysts indicated that the so-called "iPhone SE 2" is still in the pipeline, with production apparently set to begin in February. The lower-cost device is expected to resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID home button, but with a faster A13 chip and 3GB of RAM.

iPhone 12 models will likely be introduced in September as usual, while the new lower-cost iPhone is expected around March.

Barclays has proven to be a largely reliable source of information.

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3 weeks ago
I hope this is the year they finally switch to USB-C.
Rating: 30 Votes
3 weeks ago
Still hoping SE 2 won’t feel like a bar of soap in my hands.
Rating: 14 Votes
3 weeks ago


I'm sure they will. And I hope they add another color or two to the choices.


A midnight blue would be awesome. ?
Rating: 13 Votes
3 weeks ago
Chant with me!

USB USB USB Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Rating: 12 Votes
3 weeks ago
I kind of hope it doesn’t get USB-C, just for all the nerd tears
Rating: 12 Votes
3 weeks ago
I hope they keep the midnight green.
Rating: 11 Votes
3 weeks ago


I hope this is the year they finally switch to USB-C.

Is there a technical benefit to doing so? Is there some functionality they cannot provide with lightning but can with USB-C?
Rating: 10 Votes
3 weeks ago


If they actually bling it out with a dual lens and 256GB version, I'm all in on upgrading my 8 and keeping that SE2/8SE/9 for the next 2-3 years. I still love the 6-8 form factor.

A $399 iPhone is unlikely to get blinged out. Single lens and 64GB/128GB only wouldn’t surprise me.
Rating: 10 Votes
3 weeks ago


Is iOS not as resource efficient now as before? There's been some large RAM increases in recent years.

FaceID maybe?


Having more than one camera record at once requires more RAM and even if you shot a video or a picture with only one camera they do a lot of processing and take multiple shots to combine them together.
Rating: 8 Votes
3 weeks ago


Stop ?
Calling ?
It ?
The ?
SE2 ?

Stop. Obssesing. Over. A. Stupid. Name.

It can't bother you THIS MUCH, can it now?
Rating: 8 Votes

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