RAM has always been a marketing feature of Android phones in which Android handset makers typically lorded the amount of RAM their phones pack over that of the iPhone, which has historically been somewhat conservative with their RAM. However could that change with Apple’s 2017 iPhones?
If you were hoping that to be the case, then you might be disappointed to learn that Apple will not be changing things up. In a recent tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, it seems that Apple will be keeping the RAM configuration on its iPhones the same as last year. This means that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X will feature 2GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM respectively.
iPhone 8: 2GB
iPhone 8 Plus: 3GB
iPhone X: 3GB
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) September 11, 2017
Like we said, this is similar to last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, where the former had 2GB of RAM and the latter packed 3GB of RAM. Now some might argue that this isn’t “enough” RAM, but we should point out the fact that Apple controls both the hardware and software on its iPhones, meaning that everything will be optimized around the available hardware.
In fact Apple’s iPhones have performed pretty well in speed tests and benchmarks, so why fix something that isn’t broken, right? In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but Apple will reveal all come 12th of September, which is tomorrow, so do check back with us then if you’d like all the official details.