Apple’s upcoming smartphones are still equipped with the same amount of memory that was already built into the respective iPhone 12 predecessors.
On Tuesday, Apple announced its new flagship iPhones: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. But while Apple’s announcement livestream was full of details, some things were left out.
As reported by MacRumors, code found within the Xcode 13 beta has revealed that there is no RAM difference between the iPhone 12 lineup and the new iPhone 13 lineup.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini contain 4GB of RAM while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max feature 6GB of RAM. This is unchanged from the way RAM was distributed among the iPhone 12 models.
The outlet says that the same code accurately revealed the amount of RAM in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last year, so it’s safe to assume this year is no different.
The iPhone 12 Pro versions were the first iPhones to feature 6GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini packed only 4GB of memory. That was at a time where the best Android handsets shipped with up to 16GB of onboard RAM. Some of the Android gaming phones released in early 2021 went even higher than that, packing 18GB of RAM.
Memory has never been a real issue on iPhone, and Apple never engaged in RAM wars like its rivals. Whereas Android phones can use more RAM to improve performance, Apple already tweaks iOS to run as efficiently as possible on lower amounts of RAM.
The iPhone 13 series feature Apple’s latest A15 Bionic chipset based on the 5nm+ process. The A15 Bionic chip in iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max features a 5-core GPU which is a step up compared to the A14’s 4-core GPU. According to Apple, the iPhone 13 Pro models will deliver the fastest graphics performance on any smartphone.