Fun fact: Although the latest iPhone is named and labelled as iPhone 13, but in fact Apple has released 33 models of iPhone since 2007!
See how iPhone has evolved overtime – from the memory size point of view, in this particular is RAM size. To me, RAM is one of the key indicator apart from CPU, how complex and at the same time how efficient an operating system is. While the bigger the size of RAM is definitely better and helping the OS one way to another, but bigger memory may not be required if the underlying operating system and processes are fully optimized – which is what happen here with iPhone and iOS.
This is one of the reason why Apple has the upper hand here, using limited amount of memory (RAM size) – especially if you compared to competitors, such as Google, Samsung, Xiaomi – iPhone with lower amount of memory / RAM can do a lot better – as seen on benchmarks and comparisons video, all thanks to tightly coupled hardware and software, worked together by the same company.
- This article shares Apple iPhone RAM size since beginning, then all the way until iPhone 13.
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Here you go. These are the iPhone RAM size since the beginning till 2021.
Apple has officially released 33 iPhone models so far, how many have you used before / currently? Do give your comments down below on the comment section.
|#||Model||Year Release||RAM Size|
|1||iPhone 2G||2007||128 MB|
|2||iPhone 3G||2008||128 MB|
|3||iPhone 3GS||2009||256 MB|
|4||iPhone 4||2010||512 MB|
|5||iPhone 4S||2011||512 MB|
|6||iPhone 5||2012||1 GB|
|7||iPhone 5C||2013||1 GB|
|8||iPhone 5S||2013||1 GB|
|9||iPhone 6||2014||1 GB|
|10||iPhone 6 Plus||2014||1 GB|
|11||iPhone 6S||2015||2 GB|
|12||iPhone 6S Plus||2015||2 GB|
|13||iPhone SE||2016||2 GB|
|14||iPhone 7||2016||2 GB|
|15||iPhone 7 Plus||2016||3 GB|
|16||iPhone 8||2017||3 GB|
|17||iPhone 8 Plus||2017||3 GB|
|18||iPhone X||2017||3 GB|
|19||iPhone XR||2018||3 GB|
|20||iPhone XS||2018||3 GB|
|21||iPhone XS Max||2018||4 GB|
|22||iPhone 11||2019||4 GB|
|23||iPhone 11 Pro||2019||4 GB|
|24||iPhone 11 Pro Max||2019||4 GB|
|25||iPhone SE 2nd Gen||2020||3 GB|
|26||iPhone 12||2020||4 GB|
|27||iPhone 12 Mini||2020||4 GB|
|28||iPhone 12 Pro||2020||6 GB|
|29||iPhone 12 Pro Max||2020||6 GB|
|30||iPhone 13||2021||4 GB|
|31||iPhone 13 Mini||2021||4 GB|
|32||iPhone 13 Pro||2021||6 GB|
|33||iPhone 13 Pro Max||2021||6 GB|
Is iPhone Memory (RAM) Size considered small?
Short answer: Yes. But as you can see from the list above, iPhone RAM, overtime, has been catching up and getting more comparable now to Android flagship, although it’s still way behind many Android flagships today (which can carry 16GB RAM!).
However, since Apple made both the hardware (read: iPhone) and the software (read: iOS) together, Apple has the advantages to fully optimize the usage of the limited RAM size as efficient as they can, which in results, more often iPhone with smaller RAM size are winning the speed test with Android devices (you don’t believe me? Google or see them at YouTube).
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