I’m praying it doesn’t happen, but it’s very possible Apple may release two new iPhone 7 models this fall — a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch version — and the latter will be much more powerful.
With the last two generations of iPhones, Apple left all things internal the same on both flagship iPhones, with the exception of the screens and the optical image stabilization in the 6 Plus/6S Plus’s iSight camera.
It was really nice knowing that one wasn’t markedly better than the other.
With iPhone growth slowing down, Apple could shake things up — not just with the removal of the headphone jack — big time come this fall.
Not only is the company expected to put a dual camera system on the larger model, but it’s now possibly the larger model could have more RAM, too.
Word on the street from the supply chain, according to the well-connected KGI Securities analyst Min Ching Kuo, is that the iPhone 7 “Plus/Pro” will come with 3GB of RAM and the smaller 4.7-inch will stick to 2GB like the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
A new report from DigiTimes doesn’t directly corroborate the larger iPhone getting more RAM, only that they expect the iPhone 7 (both models or maybe just one) will come with 3GB of RAM.
With the two cameras on the back and potentially a smart connector on the back of the larger model, it’s within reason that the larger iPhone will need more memory to keep its beefier parts running smoothly.
Apple has needed no reason to bump the amount of RAM up in its iPhones due to the efficiency of iOS. Android, on the the other hand, is more resource-intensive and needs more RAM by necessity — flagship phones now have between 4GB to 6GB of RAM.
As always, it’s pure speculation and nothing is official until Apple makes it so. All will be revealed soon enough.