Kuo: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus will have 3GB of RAM; only 2GB of RAM will be found on iPhone 7s
Another rumor that we told you about yesterday said that the base model of the tenth anniversary iPhone (aka the Apple iPhone 8) will come with 64GB of native storage. The mid-range version will feature 256GB of storage, and the high-end unit will feature a whopping 512GB of internal storage. This is in line with a report in yesterday's New York Times that had the base 64GB model of the iPhone 8 priced at $999. All summer, we heard that this model could be priced at $1,000 and up.
The latest rumor deals with the amount of Random Access Memory (RAM) on the 2017 iPhone models. According to KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will both employ 3GB of RAM. The Apple iPhone 7s will work with 2GB of RAM. Considering that top-shelf Android handsets have 4GB to 6GB of RAM inside, you might wonder whether the lower amount of RAM is a handicap for iOS users. But the truth is, you cannot make a comparison because iOS requires a lower amount of RAM for multitasking than Android needs.
Additionally, Kuo says that DRAM transfer speeds on all three 2017 models will be 10% to 15% faster than the speed on the iPhone 7. The analyst says that this is being done to improve AR performance on the new models.