According to a new report, the higher-end iPhone 14 (opens in new tab) models, namely the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max, will be getting a significant RAM upgrade. The DigiTimes (opens in new tab) writes that Apple will equip the higher-end iPhone 14 models with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which is a significant upgrade over the LPDDR4X RAM found in the current iPhone models. The non-Pro iPhone 14 models (iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max) are expected to still feature LPDDR4X RAM.
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While the iPhone 13 (opens in new tab) series starts at 4GB of memory, the new iPhone 14 series will all feature 6GB of RAM, albeit different types. The LPDDR5 RAM upgrade in the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max will essentially mean better and more energy-efficient performance for these models, compared to the standard models.
iPhone 14 model differentiation
Recent reports have said Apple will only equip the Pro models with the latest A16 Bionic chip and now the RAM upgrade looks to follow suit, which will certainly help the Cupertino-based company differentiating between the iPhone 14 models. Respected Apple analyst, Ming- Chi Kuo (opens in new tab), also reported on both the newer memory standard and chip news back in March this year.
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gXMarch 13, 2022
iPhone 14: Rumors so far(opens in new tab)
As per its usual announcement model, we’re expecting to see Apple announce the iPhone 14 (opens in new tab) family in September, and we'd expect it to be one the best camera phones (opens in new tab). Until then we have a steady stream of rumors to look at for an insight as to what to expect. As well as the memory and chip news above, we have had the recent hopeful news (opens in new tab) that Apple are finally going to equip the iPhone with a great front-facing camera. Not so good is the news that despite looming legislation, there’ll be no USB-C (opens in new tab) on the new flagship.
The biggest design change compared to the iPhone 13 (opens in new tab) is that there’s no notch, as per a long string of rumors from numerous sources (opens in new tab). A recent design leak, courtesy of Apple leaker Jon Prosser (opens in new tab), comes in the form of some fantastic authentic-looking renders (opens in new tab) (above), which act as a handy consolidation of the most-likely-to-be-true rumors (opens in new tab) that have been circulating and show what the phone is likely to look like.