Back in 2016, Vivo released the Xplay5, the world’s first Android smartphone with 6GB of RAM. Now users of Android devices will not be surprised by this, because they have long been accustomed to smartphones with 8, 10 and even 12 GB of RAM. The same cannot be said about iPhone owners who have to be content with a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. But this year, Apple finally decided to increase the iPhone 12’s RAM to 6GB, though only for two of the four new models.
According to the 9to5Mac portal, in the code of the latest beta version of Xcode 12.1, information about the amount of RAM of new iPhones was found. Judging by these data, the two younger models, the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12, inherited 4 GB of RAM from the iPhone 11 series. But the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max were the first Apple smartphones with 6GB of RAM. Perhaps it was the different amount of RAM that became one of the reasons why Apple implemented some new features only in Pro models, for example, support for the Apple ProRAW photo format. How the difference in RAM will affect the actual performance of the new iPhones remains to be seen.
Recall that the iPhone 12 series was presented this Tuesday, October 13, and the new smartphones will go on sale in two stages.