There is something well known, since always, regarding Apple with the iPhone, and that is that the technical specifications are not something for which the technology takes chest. In its early days, with Steve Jobs still at the helm of the company, the keynotes did not talk about components, but about performance and functions, a message that broke with the industry standard, but that over time proved to be a success . With Tim Cook taking over this changed a bit, yes, they began to talk about the SoC, to give it a certain prominence, but little else.
This explains that, unlike what happens with Android phones, many iPhone users are unaware of the amount and type of RAM in their devices. When you buy an Android phone, this information is usually indicated next to its name and storage capacity, and many models are offered in several versions, with less and more RAM. With the iPhone, though, you’ll have to dig into its tech specs to find out. And I’m not saying this is right or wrong, just mentioned the important difference between the two platforms.
Be that as it may, the fact that Apple does not usually mention the amount of RAM in its devices does not mean, obviously, that they do not have it, nor does it mean that changes and improvements do not occur from time to time. It seems that, in this sense, the iPhone 14 is going to be a remarkable leap compared to its predecessorbut it also seems that at this point Apple could introduce yet another difference between the base models (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max) and the Pro and Pro Max versions.
And it is that, as we can read in PhoneArena, The base models of the iPhone 14 are expected to finally jump from 4 to 6 gigabytes of RAMthus equating to the Pro models of the current generation, that is, 13. This, unless the Pro models also make a jump, which would be expected to 8 gigabytes, would leave the four models on equal footing. conditions, something that does not seem aligned with Apple’s plans to make a difference between the two groups.
Thus, rumors suggest that, in order to force this segmentation, Apple would continue to mount LPDDR4X memory in base modelsreserving LPDDR5 for the Pro models. This differentiation would add to the more than persistent rumor that, for the first time in many years, two generations of iPhone would share the same SoC, the A15 Bionic, since the A16 Bionic would be aimed exclusively at the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
The difference in performance and efficiency between both types of memory, LPDDR4X and LPDDR5, is more than proven, and we are not exactly talking about a novelty in the market, since LPDDR5 has been present in it for a few years now. I can understand that Apple wants to differentiate between ranges, but I think that, for this purpose, and in a more respectful way with its customers, the logical thing would be to mount 6 gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM in the iPhone 14 and 14 Max, and 8 gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM on the Pro and Pro Max. Otherwise, doing what this rumor says would be selling technology from the past at a very, very present price.