Article updated (again) on 4th March 2021 to include iPhone 12 series.
Article updated (again) on 19th April 2020 to include iPhone SE 2n Generation.
Article updated on 13th September 2019: By this time, Apple has announced the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. So the contents below is updated to reflect the latest iPhone. Read on!
Fun fact: Up to date, there are 29 models of iPhone since 2007!
Wanted to know how big is iPhone RAM size?
Well, here you go. These are the iPhone RAM size since the beginning till now – 2020.
|#||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|
iPhone RAM Size considered small?
As you can see from the list above, on iPhone early days, Apple made them with a very small amount of RAM – in fact until today, the latest and greatest iPhone (as of 2020 is the iPhone 12 Pro Max) has only 6GB of RAM. Compare that with Android flagship, you’ll realize how small Apple iPhone RAM is!
However since Apple made both the hardware (read: iPhone) and the software (read: iOS), Apple can fully optimize the OS to make use 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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