We just got used to iPhone 14 Running in the wild, but rumors are already circulating about what Apple might do with its successor — and new iPhone 15 The report states that Pro models are set to get 8GB of RAM and a periscope camera.
This comes from industry analysts at Trendforce (Opens in a new tab) (Across SamMobile (Opens in a new tab)), who have a reasonable track record when it comes to predicting what Apple’s hardware division will produce. Apparently, there is “high potential” for an 8GB RAM increase in the Pro and Pro Max and improvements in camera technology, especially in the Pro Max.
Present iPhone 14 Pro And the iPhone 14 Pro Max 6GB of RAM is installed, although that’s not something Apple traditionally talks about much (RAM isn’t listed on the iPhone tech specs page on Apple’s website, for example).
The Periscope Camera rumor is interesting: it’s a camera design we’ve seen on Android phones (including Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra), where, thanks to a few tricks in the mirror, the camera extends down the length of the phone, allowing more room for the zoom lenses.
It’s something we’ve been hearing might come to the iPhone For several years nowAnd, if it does arrive with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, expect the 3x optical zoom on the current model to get a big boost — assuming Apple can find enough space in the device to fit the camera mechanics.
The same research note also mentions that the Pro and Pro Max models have a faster processor than the standard iPhone 15 phones: this is something Apple did this year and that it Also expected to do next year.
Analysis: What does RAM do anyway?
iPhones tend to lag behind their Android competitors when it comes to the amount of RAM they pack – Galaxy S22 It’s already hit 8GB, for example – and that might be one reason why Apple doesn’t indicate specs when launching new phones or actually advertise them on their website.
So, is RAM (Random Access Memory) important, or isn’t it? Like on a computer, RAM can be thought of as a phone’s “thinking space”—it holds data about the photo you’re editing, the web page you’re viewing, or the game you’re playing. When you restart your phone, everything is erased from the RAM and you start over.
Thus, more RAM means more space for your phone to think about. Switching quickly between multiple apps, working on larger images, or playing games with more detailed graphics should be faster. However, the speed of the phone also depends on how optimized the RAM is (as well as other factors, not the least of which is the speed of the chipset).
This is where Apple excels: With complete control over the hardware and software on the iPhone, it can usually optimize RAM very well, quickly removing old information that is no longer needed to make room for new information. This ensures top-level performance even with lower amounts of RAM, although an 8GB upgrade would still be most welcome.