All Three 2017 iPhones Predicted to Have 3GB of RAM, Fast Charging Through Lightning Port


According to a new report from MacRumors, all 2017 iPhones will contain 3GB of RAM and fast charging through an upgraded lightning port.

In a research note sent to investors, Wall Street firm Cowen and Company contradicts previous rumors that claimed only Apple’s high-end iPhone 8 would get the RAM boost. Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri told investors he expects storage options on all the devices to stay the same this year, with 256GB being the largest option.

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“In terms of memory/storage configuration, all three models will likely adopt 3GB RAM; the 4.7”/5.5” will likely have the same storage options as the current iPhone 7/7+ in 32/128/256GB while the 5.8” model looks to be only offered in two memory configurations: 64GB and 256GB. Finally, the 5.8” model will likely have extended battery life with two packs of batteries.”

Fast charging has also been mentioned by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who says Apple will use USB-C to bring speedier battery charging. Today’s report notes that the fast charging features will come through the existing Lightning port.

Other features could include wireless charging, a bezel-free display on the premium iPhone 8, improved cameras, Touch ID embedded into the display and more.