Kuo: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus will have 3GB of RAM; only 2GB of RAM will be found on iPhone 7s

Kuo: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus will have 3GB of RAM; only 2GB of RAM will be found on iPhone 7s
Yesterday, we passed along several rumors pertaining to the upcoming 2017 Apple iPhone models. First, we told you that we could see the three new handsets unveiled on September 12th along with the Apple Watch Series 3. The latter is expected to have its own LTE radio, embedded eSIM, and the ability to make/take calls without pairing to an iPhone. Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and Apple iPhone 8 are said to begin on September 15th with the actual launch of the new iPhone units taking place on September 22nd.

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.

Speculation has the 64GB NAND Flash memory module for iPhone 8 being produced by SanDisk; the latter is also rumored to make some of the 256GB units. Toshiba is also believed to be delivering similar components. Meanwhile, reports have the 512GB module shipping from Samsung and SK Hynix.

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.

source: MacRumors

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