Apple Reportedly Skipping Faster RAM for iPhone 15, LPDDR5X Coming to iPhone 16 Instead

The iPhone 16, destined for release in 2024, will feature faster RAM, while the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro will see no change in its type of memory, leaker ShrimpApplePro said today on Twitter.

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In a tweet seen by MacRumors, the leaker says the A18 Bionic will be based on TSMC's 3nm process like this year's A17 Bionic, and feature LPDDR5X memory. Currently, the iPhone 14 Pro features LPDDR5, and the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ later this year will also feature LPDDR5 memory, according to the leaker. The A17 Bionic for the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ will be made using TSMC's N3B chip process, while the A18 Bionic will be based on TSMC's enhanced ‌3nm‌ process.

While the type of memory is not changing, the iPhone 15 Pro could come with 8GB of RAM instead of the 6GB currently offered on the high-end iPhones. With more RAM, users will be able to enjoy improved multitasking on iOS with multiple apps open in the background, and LPDDR5X in 2024 could help improve battery efficiency.

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Top Rated Comments

Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
10 months ago
I know some will respond with the usual "lack of innovation" / "Boring!" / "Not enough new features" comments, but if we're being real, what more can the likes of Apple add to the consumer-focused phones before it becomes fluff? We've hit the point of diminishing returns. What more can you do? Dynamic Island is proof that people will get over-excited over what is, essentially, a glorified U.I element that simply uses the camera module as an extension of notifications. Fun, but ultimately a bonus rather than a USP.

Even the Pro phones have features like ProMotion that do little to add value to the user experience other than convincing us that we need it for a 4K video workflow... despite the fact that most Apple devices can't display full res 4K video, and even if they did, 'professionals' are going to capture 4K video from a device with a larger sensor.

Apple and others have backed themselves into a corner of release schedules were customers and investors expect a new device on a given month every year, for no other reason than it's a new product to spend money on. In truth, there is absolutely no reason to keep releasing a new phone exactly every 12 months, and the current iPhone line-up is one example of why: it's a confusing mess.

If they released new devices only when they were ready to have features of real impact, it might make people realise that they could save a boat load of money buying only what they need.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
james2538 Avatar
10 months ago
Exciting that we’ve finally reached the same amount of RAM that was storage in the first iPhone.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decimortis Avatar
10 months ago
I used to the get the new iPhone every year but stopped at the 7+.
Finally upgraded to the 14 Pro this year and the jump in power/features really felt worth the cost.
I suspect my next iPhone will be the 20 Pro, so if you could fire up some rumors for that model I'd appreciate it.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
10 months ago
I've been saying it long long time...every aspect will be milked. Every small incremental update will be spread over a year to year release. Whether its solid state buttons or an update of internal screws. iPhone 15 USBC, iPhone 16 faster RAM, iPhone 17 Solid state buttons and iPhone 18 change of internal screws. Back in the old days they would just throw it into the next iPhone coming up. Sad times.

They should focus on better cooling, where is the vapor cooling chamber?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alpha Centauri Avatar
10 months ago
I'd hold off. I've heard the IP16 Pro will be better BUT the 17 even betterer o_O
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago
Sounds like iPhone 16 will be a “S” year for the iPhone.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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