Apple iPhone RAM sizes since the beginning

Fun fact: Up to date, there are 21 models of iPhone since 2007!

Wanted to know how big is iPhone RAM size?

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Well, here you go. These are the iPhone RAM size since the beginning till now – 2019.

#ModelYear ReleaseRAM Size
1iPhone 2G2007128 MB
2iPhone 3G2008128 MB
3iPhone 3GS2009256 MB
4iPhone 42010512 MB
5iPhone 4S2011512 MB
6iPhone 520121 GB
7iPhone 5C20131 GB
8iPhone 5S20131 GB
9iPhone 620141 GB
10iPhone 6 Plus20141 GB
11iPhone 6S20152 GB
12iPhone 6S Plus20152 GB
13iPhone SE20162 GB
14iPhone 720162 GB
15iPhone 7 Plus20163 GB
16iPhone 820173 GB
17iPhone 8 Plus20173 GB
18iPhone X20173 GB
19iPhone XR20183 GB
20iPhone XS 20183 GB
21iPhone XS Max20184 GB
22iPhone 11R?20194 GB?
23iPhone 11?20194 GB?
24iPhone 11 Max?20195 GB?

The last 3 is tagged with “?”, means it has not been released and subject to change.

iPhone RAM Size considered small?

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Various iPhone with Various RAM Sizes

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 2019 is the iPhone XS Max) has only 4GB 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 (see them at YouTube!).


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