iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus Rumored to Feature Increased 8GB RAM and Wi-Fi 6E Support

Apple's next-generation iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models will both feature 8GB of RAM, an increase over the 6GB of RAM in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, according to information shared today by technology analyst Jeff Pu.

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In a research note with investment firm Haitong International Securities, Pu reiterated his belief that all iPhone 16 models will be equipped with 8GB of RAM. Increased RAM can contribute to improved performance for multitasking on the iPhone.

iPhone 15 lineup:

  • iPhone 15: 6GB
  • iPhone 15 Plus: 6GB
  • iPhone 15 Pro: 8GB
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: 8GB

iPhone 16 lineup, according to Pu:

  • iPhone 16: 8GB
  • iPhone 16 Plus: 8GB
  • iPhone 16 Pro: 8GB
  • iPhone 16 Pro Max: 8GB

Pu also expects the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus to support Wi-Fi 6E, which works with the 6 GHz band, enabling faster wireless speeds and reduced signal interference with a compatible router. For the iPhone 15 lineup, Wi-Fi 6E is limited to the Pro models.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 16 lineup in September.

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swrobel Avatar
27 weeks ago
I would hope at this point they’d skip 6E and go straight to 7
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Infodataset Avatar
27 weeks ago
Its ironic that base iphone have the same ram with macbook now. Nice try apple, your 'ecosystem' is really integrated
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Infodataset Avatar
27 weeks ago
Finally 8 gb ram. I can confidently open 1 google tab
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinoka56 Avatar
27 weeks ago
6gb should have been equivalent to 12gb with Apple's optimization ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
27 weeks ago
A brand new Apple device and 8GB of RAM, name a more iconic pairing. :p
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Hkfan45 Avatar
27 weeks ago

Given the lack of multitasking on the iPhone with current iOS, 8GB seems more than enough. I am still perplexed why Apple thinks split screen multitasking shouldn’t be on iPhone, when it’s been on iPad Mini, with far less CPU and RAM for many years.
The bigger issue is iOS is pitifully limited. I really can’t do anything more on my iPhone today than I could have done 10 years ago. Compare that to Android with its multitasking ability, true automation, etc.
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