The Apple iPhone 15 series is expected to launch next month, possibly September 12 or 13. Following Apple’s usual pattern, only the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will get the new Apple A17 Bionic chipset. The non-Pro models will continue to run on the A16 Bionic. According to an earlier insider tip, the RAM should stay at 6 GB. Possibly in the faster LPDDR5 variant from Micron or Samsung, but still 6GB.
Apple has been using 6 GB RAM since the iPhone 12 Pro. That has been sufficient so far thanks to the optimizations in iOS. The iPhones could go to 8GB for the first time this year, according to a new tip from X-user (formerly Twitter) URedditor. The new A17 Bionic chipset was reportedly tested with both 6GB and 8GB of RAM, in both the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max models. The source isn’t sure which RAM size was chosen in the end . There is speculation that the Pro models could have a version with 8 GB of RAM and possibly a slight increase in performance.
Apple’s previous strategy has usually included identical RAM sizes, at least in the Pro models. On the other hand, a relation between RAM and memory size has been common practice in the Android world for some time. So it’s not entirely out of the question that sooner or later Apple will take a similar approach. Especially at the moment when the Stage Manager of the iPads finally comes to the iPhones. And finally brings real multitasking to the Apple smartphones.