iPhone 7 Plus will add even more RAM, analyst says

by Jacob Kleinman | November 4, 2015

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus likely won’t arrive until late next year, but the rumor mill is already picking up speed around Apple’s next smartphones. Now a new report from supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider) suggests Cupertino will pack even more power into the iPhone 7 Plus.

Of course, every iPhone is at least a little more powerful than the model before it, but when it comes to RAM that’s not always the case. It took years for Apple to jump from 1GB of memory to the 2GB found in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. According to Kuo, the company plans to push that number to 3GB next year with the iPhone 7 Plus, though not for the smaller iPhone 7.

It’s possible that means the larger model could introduce a new feature not available on its smaller sibling. Apple still only offers optical image stabilization on its plus-sized smartphones, so it wouldn’t be out of the question for the iPhone 7 Plus to offer a few extra perks as well. That might be enough to validate an extra gigabyte of RAM.

Kuo’s latest note also goes over a few other details, though we’ve already heard most of them. He makes the pretty obvious prediction that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will launch in September 2016 with a new A10 processor. The analyst previously predicted the iPhone 7 could shave almost a millimeter of thickness from its design, making it the company’s slimmest smartphone yet.

AppleInsider

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...