Apple could equip all models of the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup with 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB, Taiwanese firm TrendForce reports. However, the Pro variants will use more efficient LPDDR5 memory.
iPhone 14 lineup to start with 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB
In a report about global smartphone production in Q1 2022, TrendForce stated that all models in the iPhone 14 lineup will start with 6GB of RAM. For reference, the tech giant is going to launch four variants this year: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
The research firm further notes one difference between the Pro and non-Pro variants; RAM speed. The Pro variants will come equipped with faster LPDDR5 whereas the standard models will use the LPDDR4X RAM, which was used in all iPhone 13 models.
TrendForce’s report can be corroborated by TF Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo and Jeff Pu who previously stated that all four iPhone 14 models will feature 6GB of RAM. Previously, it was expected that the Pro variants would feature 8GB of RAM, but that was dropped due to cost considerations.
The report lines up with information shared by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also claimed that all four iPhone 14 models would be equipped with 6GB of RAM and that iPhone 14 Pro models would be upgraded to LPDDR5.
In the same report, the research firm went on to note that the next-generation Apple Bionic chip, the A16 chip, will be reserved for the Pro models in the lineup. If this happens, it would mark the first time the tech giant has done so.
The prediction about the A16 Bionic chip can be corroborated by Kuo who said back in March that Apple will be differentiating the chips that will be used in the Pro and non-Pro iPhones. The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max models will feature the same A15 Bionic chip as the iPhone 13 lineup while the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature the latest Bionic chip. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also touched on this rumor in April corroborating Kuo’s claim.
From what we have heard about the iPhone 14 lineup in the past couple of months, we predict that the models sport a thicker design and a larger rear-camera bump. In addition, the Pro models are expected to feature a new pill + hole-punch camera cutout. As of right now, the lineup is on track to be launched in September, despite rumors about production delays.