Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max may carry more than just application RAM. Apple’s top-of-the-range iPhones might have additional RAM devoted to computational photography.
Following a Xcode delve on Wednesday looking at Apple Watch and seventh-generation iPad specifics, developer Steven Troughton-Smith says that there’s a possibility that there is camera-only RAM.
❗️ Several people have now suggested to me that there may just be an extra 2GB of RAM dedicated to the camera. All of this new photo stuff & Deep Fusion doesn’t come cheap, it seems. I have no way of verifying these details right now, and to the user it wouldn’t be visible anyway
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 19, 2019
Things like simultaneous recording and other computational photography tasks are RAM-intensive, and 2GB of RAM devoted to the features takes the load off of the system as a whole.
MacDailyNews Take: iFixit’s iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown, please! (It’s coming Friday morning.)