New 'iPhone 14 Pro' rumored to have 8GB RAM

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in iPhone edited March 2022
According to a new report citing sources within the iPhone supply chain, a new rumor claims that the "iPhone 14 Pro" range will include 8GB RAM.




Apple does not generally announce how much RAM is included in the iPhone, but the iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro, did increase it to 6GB.

Leaker "yeux1122," on the Korean blogging site Naver, claims the 8GB figure is confirmed. Mass production is also claimed to be underway.

"[From a] domestic supply chain source," writes the blogger (in translation), "RAM on the iPhone 14 Pro released this year is 8 gigabytes."

"They say... the supply with related companies is already confirmed," continues the claim, "and scheduling for mass production seems to be proceeding faster, [with] tighter management of supply plans for major parts after COVID-19."

Leaker "yeux1122" notes that 8GB RAM would mean the "iPhone 14 Pro" matches the latest equivalent Samsung Galaxy. Traditionally, Android phones have tended to include more RAM than iPhones, but Apple's iOS consistently perform better despite less memory.

No prior iPhone has been released with an 8GB option. Apple does sell the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an optional 8GB RAM or 16GB RAM.

However, individual iPad apps are limited to using 5GB RAM, although Apple has offered workarounds for that.

Even before the next iPhone, the current iPhone 13 is proving to be significantly faster than Samsung's Galaxy S22.

Separately, Apple has been rumored to be planning a redesign to the exterior of the 2022 iPhone range. It's again predicted that Apple will reduce the size of the notch, for instance, and perhaps switch to a "hole-punch" camera system.

It's also been claimed that the "iPhone 14" range will get a 48MP camera sensor, and possibly switch to an eSIM-only system.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    thttht Posts: 5,542member
    Seems Apple increases RAM primarily for camera functionality. So, you can harbor a guess that the 2022 iPhone Pro has a 48MP camera and A15 SoC media blocks, including more performant ISP, neural engine and other SIMD engines, to deal with 4x the pixels.

    Non-camera users get a free ride for their apps. ;)
    muthuk_vanalingamPrometheutmayStrangeDaysradarthekatbala1234watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 12
    Mass product of iPhone 14 in February. No way. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 12
    chadbagchadbag Posts: 2,013member
    briceio said:
    Mass product of iPhone 14 in February. No way. 
    I think the actual “leaker” didn’t say the phones themselves are already in production.  Here is the quote:

    and scheduling for mass production seems to be proceeding faster,

    it seems they are working on scheduling (either the phone or the ram modules that will be used since the leak is fron a supplier and could be referencing that suppliers bits. Idk. 
    tmayradarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 12
    tht said:
    Seems Apple increases RAM primarily for camera functionality. So, you can harbor a guess that the 2022 iPhone Pro has a 48MP camera and A15 SoC media blocks, including more performant ISP, neural engine and other SIMD engines, to deal with 4x the pixels.

    Non-camera users get a free ride for their apps. ;)
    Precisely. This leak about the RAM basically corroborates the leaks about the camera.
    radarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 12
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 1,770member
    briceio said:
    Mass product of iPhone 14 in February. No way. 
    Obviously. 
    But mass production of RAM and all the other components? Yes way. 
    radarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 12
    XedXed Posts: 2,703member
    tht said:
    Seems Apple increases RAM primarily for camera functionality. So, you can harbor a guess that the 2022 iPhone Pro has a 48MP camera and A15 SoC media blocks, including more performant ISP, neural engine and other SIMD engines, to deal with 4x the pixels.

    Non-camera users get a free ride for their apps. ;)
    This sounds reasonable to me.
    radarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 12
    Sorry to be 'that guy' .... but there's a repeated paragraph in the article.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 12
    smalmsmalm Posts: 677member
    A10 – 2GB / 3GB
    A11 – 2GB / 3GB
    A12 – 3GB / 4GB
    A13 – 3GB / 4GB
    A14 – 4GB / 6GB
    A15 – 4GB / 6GB
    After long and complex research we now are able to predict:
    A16 – 6GB / 8GB
    A17 – 6GB / 8GB
    thtXedwatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 12
    omasouomasou Posts: 606member
    Does the amount of RAM really matter? CPU spec and RAM storage were PC style marketing tactics.

    Apple designs product to function as they should for the features they provide. Apple marketing focus qualifying those features which the competition cannot. So instead the competition and media must attempt to quantify the value of individual components value of the whole.

    Yes, the competition may have a ## mega-pixel camera but do they have a camera app that can take advantage of it. Do they have a screen capable of displaying the full beauty of it. Do they have the CPU and RAM capable of accomplishing these features in an efficient manner, which are measured by speed and battery utilization.

    Apple has never been about the parts they are about the whole, the whole unit, the whole ecosystem, the whole experience.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 12
    XedXed Posts: 2,703member
    omasou said:
    Does the amount of RAM really matter? CPU spec and RAM storage were PC style marketing tactics.

    Apple designs product to function as they should for the features they provide. Apple marketing focus qualifying those features which the competition cannot. So instead the competition and media must attempt to quantify the value of individual components value of the whole.

    Yes, the competition may have a ## mega-pixel camera but do they have a camera app that can take advantage of it. Do they have a screen capable of displaying the full beauty of it. Do they have the CPU and RAM capable of accomplishing these features in an efficient manner, which are measured by speed and battery utilization.

    Apple has never been about the parts they are about the whole, the whole unit, the whole ecosystem, the whole experience.
    It does matter, but it doesn't matter that it's as much or more than other vendors using a different OS, as you note. It does matter if the additional RAM will allow iOS and apps to advance in new ways.

    It's the same thing with clock speeds and raw benchmarks. It all comes down to the actual utility, not something on a spec sheet.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 12
    omasouomasou Posts: 606member
    Xed said:
    omasou said:
    Does the amount of RAM really matter? CPU spec and RAM storage were PC style marketing tactics.

    Apple designs product to function as they should for the features they provide. Apple marketing focus qualifying those features which the competition cannot. So instead the competition and media must attempt to quantify the value of individual components value of the whole.

    Yes, the competition may have a ## mega-pixel camera but do they have a camera app that can take advantage of it. Do they have a screen capable of displaying the full beauty of it. Do they have the CPU and RAM capable of accomplishing these features in an efficient manner, which are measured by speed and battery utilization.

    Apple has never been about the parts they are about the whole, the whole unit, the whole ecosystem, the whole experience.
    It does matter, but it doesn't matter that it's as much or more than other vendors using a different OS, as you note. It does matter if the additional RAM will allow iOS and apps to advance in new ways.

    It's the same thing with clock speeds and raw benchmarks. It all comes down to the actual utility, not something on a spec sheet.
    That's my point. Apple put enough RAM to do what needs to be done. If that's 8MB or 10MB it not something that should matter to the end user and isn't comparable to other models or brands.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 12
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,920member
    Only thing I want to know is front top of screen look ?
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