iPhone 15 Pro

According to reports, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro will catch up to Samsung in terms of memory.

It won’t make much of a difference—even with less RAM, Apple’s Bionic trumps Android’s CPUs.

The iPhone 15 Pro will not be available until until the end of the year, but there is already much to report from the overseas supply chain. TrendForce, a Taiwanese supply chain monitoring group, alleges Apple has increased its RAM purchase for the iPhone 15 Pro.

According to TrendForce’s newest newsletter, Apple will “increase the capacity and specs of the DRAM solutions featured in the next version of the iPhone, which is planned to be released this year.” TrendForce had reported in October that Apple would add a “memory capacity boost” to the upcoming iPhone, raising RAM from 6GB to 8GB in the Pro model. The regular iPhone will most likely remain at 6GB.

(Although Apple has not officially released the amount of memory in the iPhone 14/14 Pro, MacRumors discovered the figures in a batch of Xcode files. The quantity of RAM on the iPhone 13 was reported in this manner. Supply chain analysts predicted it as well.)

Apple’s iPhones have used less memory than competing Android handsets. It’s odd, given that the handmade Bionic chip consistently outperforms Android devices on Gizmodo’s internal benchmark charts. We ran Geekbench and various web-based tests to compare data, and the A16 Bionic performs well—even with only 6GB of RAM. So far, it outperforms Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000, and Google’s Tensor G2, all of which have 8GB to 12GB of RAM.

We know a little bit about what the iPhone 15 will look like later this year. We’re searching for a USB-C port, as rumours indicate that Apple will begin complying with the switchover with the iPhone 15—especially given that the compliance date is 2024. On the device, we might see solid-state buttons that function like miniature trackpads. Apple’s Taptic Engines will provide haptic feedback as the buttons are pressed. Apple may potentially sell a “extreme” model of its iPhone to cater to rugged consumers, similar to how the Apple Watch Ultra is marketed.