“Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates recently traveled to Asia to meet with manufacturers within Apple’s supply chain, and today they shared their expectations for 2020 iPhones based on information they gathered,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors:
The Barclays analysts said the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will likely have 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB in the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. They also expect both models to feature rear-facing 3D sensing and mmWave support for higher-performance 5G.
The base model iPhone 12 is expected to have 4GB of RAM, equal to the iPhone 11.
The analysts indicated that the so-called “iPhone SE 2” is still in the pipeline, with production apparently set to begin in February. The lower-cost device is expected to resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID home button, but with a faster A13 chip and 3GB of RAM.
MacDailyNews Take: Here are the physical specs of iPhone 8:
How much system memory do some flagship Android smartphones have? I’m guessing it must be around 12GB by now. Those Android smartphone manufacturers make sure they can hold about a dozen apps open at one time. They’ll never run out of system memory to cause slowdowns. I’m surprised Apple will be going to 6GB. Maybe Apple doesn’t want to look bad when comparing specs to other smartphone manufacturers although I doubt most consumers would care or even notice. Those specs mostly only matter to tech-heads. I had always wondered how other smartphone manufacturers could afford to put in plenty of system RAM without driving up the cost very much.
iPhone 8 is No SE, get the size right….
Dear Apple, Make an 4″ (NOT 4.7″) iPhone 11, and the slight slide you had in sales last year will be filled with A LOT of people like me, who are looking for a smaller footprint phone.