Code-digging tips how much RAM may the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus have

If you have been in doubt that this will be the most exciting season for smartphones since Apple unleashed the OG iPhone on us, wonder no more, as a few more tidbits of information got out about the upcoming iPhones over the weekend, and it seems that Apple will be changing a lot, both inside and outside the new handsets. Something that won't change, however, is reportedly the RAM amount.
Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith has been at the forefront of iPhone tips ever since the HomePod firmware leaked out, and after the last round of code-digging, he is now disclosing that the iPhone 8 will have 2 GB RAM, just like the iPhone 7 before it, while the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X will ship with 3 GB, like the 7 Plus

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Apple won't be changing the random access memory amount for the new iPhones, as it takes a rather gradual approach to such upgrades, but with all the talk about new augmented reality push for the iPhone X, one would think that at least that one might ship with four gigs. We'll see if this tip is credible very soon, as the wait is almost over, and Apple is about to take the stage and announce the phones as early as tomorrow.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2716 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



10. Valinor

Posts: 187; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I'm glad Apple is making it easy for me to switch to android. The iphone x is too expensive and no touchid.......nope thanks And the iphone 8 is basically still the same as my iphone 6. Dont get me wrong, Apple makes great phones, but thats just it. Its just a phone. After 3 boring years I need something exciting. I need a beast/ media machine. Lg v30 here I come :)

2. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 192; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Haters gonna hate, but iphone rocks period

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Every time I'm due a new phone I'm tempted to make the switch to Android, until I try an Android phone. My friend had a crap Samsung S6 Edge which seemed to have endless problems and terrible battery, she's now got the S8 and it still seems slower and with worse battery than my iPhone SE. We've compared side by side, throughout the day, and even things like the screen rotation when you turn it are far slower and she's only had it a few months! Web browsing is just full of ads and clunky, camera nice, casting YouTube to a new Samsung TV was problematic for some reason (same thing, same time on my iPhone was instant) and she now struggles for signal where she works which she didn't before (masts could have changed I guess). I don't care what the reviews and fanboys on either side say really, just what I experience in reality. I'm sure others have had the opposite, I'm just yet to be impressed.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Nice story .. why would your friend buy another S series again after she had suffered from the previous generation. Or is it you who has problem with it but not the actual user.

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

1. Because she thought it would be better. 2. Because she has a diary app that she has loads of old conversations saved on, especially with her dead father, and can't get it on iOS. She says she's tried find a way to save the conversations outside but can't. 3. She's not "rich" and can get the Samsung cheaper with her provider. I said other's experience will be different, that's mine, she's disappointed which is her business, I tried her phone and was disappointed too, I expected it to be better. Everyone keeps raving about them here, good for them, I'm glad they're happy, different users, different experiences. Like I said, I wanted to try a change but have yet to be convinced anything is actually any "better" on Android than it is on iOS, even with my "low spec" iPhone SE.

7. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

So you want to say that web pages opened on Android are full of ads while on IOS are not? :)) Regarding the battery is strictly related to user in the way is using it since, from tech perspective was already proved by N sites (not talking about PA which is the Iphone platform) that Iphone is not so good in holding the battery in some cases.. as well as for other devices. And again, things which you and so many others, as PA, don't want to understand, IOS and Android are different operating systems!! Cannot be compared! From my perspective, no matter how much I would like Iphone as a device would be impossible to have one due to OS. Is like comparing Windows and Linux!!!

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ok. Now just stop your ugly TROLL.

9. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What's trolling about my comment?

1. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

In the mean time you can purchase Apple iPhone 7 PLUS (5.5-inch) A1661 256GB Unlocked Smartphone for GSM + CDMA Carriers - Black for $ 1,179 while clicking on "BUY APPLE IPHONE 8 FROM AMAZON" button. And when you think that 930$ with all goodies (256Gb sd card or wireless charging or Dex, all other yearly subs. bundle) was way too high for a new generation smartphone... but.. that's PA.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7659; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Now 4 years in a row the iPhone 8 and now 8 plus have the same resolution displays and 3 years for the same amount of ram is too long for those specs. No wonder why Apple has record profits. The iPhone 7 is still $650 and in Canada it is $900 brand new. It really isn't worth that, especially for what you are getting. I see the years go by and the competition adds features that were once high end/flagship specs, are now added to lower end competition smartphones. You can buy a brand new inexpensive Android smartphone for $200 or less, with 3 GB of ram, 32 GB of storage, full HD display, 12 mp 1.8 aperture 4k camera, fast charging, and even the SoCs used at that price give a great experience. If the competition can make and sell brand new devices like that. Then that should speak volumes to why Apple has record profits. Apple likes to give you the least amount of upgrades, but always charges the same high prices every year for little tiny upgrades. For instance a glass back, only because of wireless charging. Because wireless charging doesn't work through a metal back. And a newer SoC A11. That is the extent of the upgrades to the new iPhone 8. Apple is charging the same $650 USD, and $900 CAD. So not worth it.

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