It’s anticipated that the iPhone 15 series will debut next month, possibly on September 12 or 13.
According to what we know, the non-Pro versions will keep using the A16 while the Pro models (iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max) would only use the new Apple A17 Bionic chipset. An earlier insider tip said that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max would still have 6GB of RAM. Though 6GB is 6GB, it can be from Micron or Samsung and of the faster LPDDR5 variety.
The iPhone has only had 6GB of RAM since the release of the iPhone 12 Pro. But that has turned out to be adequate because of end-to-end vertical and horizontal optimisation.
A new tip from the same X (previously Twitter) user @URedditor claims that there may still be a chance for an 8GB iPhone this year. Rumour has it that both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models with 6GB and 8GB of RAM have been tested with the new A17 Bionic. The source is unaware of the final RAM size that was selected, but it’s probable that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max’s higher storage tiers will include 8GB of RAM and maybe provide a slight speed bump.
This is simply speculation at this time, but based on Apple’s prior record, it seems more likely that the Pro range will have a consistent RAM capacity.
Having said that, combining RAM and storage capacity has long been a practice in the Android community, so it’s possible that Apple is following suit.
Since this decision is still up in the air, we’re curious in your thoughts. Will there be several RAM configurations for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max? They’ll be connected to what higher storage levels, exactly? They could potentially result in a quicker iOS experience. Maybe further iOS releases will have extended support? The topics of debate are all valid.