Apple's iPhone 14 Pro could ship with more RAM than ever before

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iPhone 14 render (Image credit: Jon Prosser x RendersByIan)

What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 14 Pro is rumored to come with 8GB of RAM.
  • The current iPhone 13 Pro ships with 6GB of RAM.
  • The new rumor comes via someone who correctly predicted some iPad mini news last year.

Apple's upcoming 2022 flagship iPhones could come with as much as 8GB of RAM, according to a new report.

While the current iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max ship with just 6GB of RAM, Apple's rumored iPhone 14 Pro is now said to be getting an extra 2GB — forming a full 8GB of RAM. That report comes via the same person that correctly predicted a previous iPad mini refresh although they do have some misses.

That person is "yeux1122" who has posted to Korean blog Naver. MacRumors was the first to spot the report.

The "yeux1122" report also suggests that the supply chain requirements have already been confirmed for the additional RAM.

Via machine translation:

It is said that the RAM installed in the iPhone 14 Pro to be released this year will be 8 GB.The parts related to the supply with related companies have already been confirmed, and the scheduling for mass production seems to proceed faster. The new Galaxy flagship model and RAM have become the same.

As the Korean report correctly points out, the move would see the new flagship iPhones match those from Samsung, although iOS does require less RAM to function properly than Android for various reasons. Apple's reason for adding more RAM could be down to new features, possibly related to the amount of data that needs to be moved around for photography and videography enhancements.

Apple is widely expected to ship its new iPhone 14 lineup later this year, likely in or around September. The device will come in four flavors with only the two Pro models set to benefit from the bump to 8GB of RAM.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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2 Comments
  • What good is more RAM on a iPhone, especially since iPhones still can't do any real multitasking with split screen multitasking. Come on Apple this is 2022 already, and the iPhones should be able to do that by now. Apple users use to say that the screen size on the iPhones is too small for running multiple apps. The iPhone 13 pro Max has a 6.7" AMOLED display, so that excuse has been gone for a while now. Other Apple users would say that it would disrupt one handed usage, which is another dead issue when it comes to large 6.7" displays. Other than 8K video editing on an iPhone, then that is the only thing I can see where 8 GB of RAM would really help out. Oh, and maybe keeping more apps in RAM. But that is about it. Still there is no excuse for Apple to not implement split screen multitasking on the iPhones is 2022. Android has had split screen multi-tasking since 2015.
  • Split screen multitasking would be terrific. Beautiful render.