Apple iPhone RAM sizes from the beginning until iPhone 13 Pro Max

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.

#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 XS20183 GB
21iPhone XS Max20184 GB
22iPhone 1120194 GB
23iPhone 11 Pro20194 GB
24iPhone 11 Pro Max20194 GB
25iPhone SE 2nd Gen20203 GB
26iPhone 1220204 GB
27iPhone 12 Mini20204 GB
28iPhone 12 Pro20206 GB
29iPhone 12 Pro Max20206 GB
30iPhone 1320214 GB
31iPhone 13 Mini20214 GB
32iPhone 13 Pro20216 GB
33iPhone 13 Pro Max20216 GB

Is iPhone Memory (RAM) Size considered small?

iphone 12 pro max 3 camera configuration
iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 13 Pro come with the same amount of RAM: 6GB.

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!).

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series comes with 8GB, 12GB and 16GB RAM. Image courtesy of

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).

Do you wish Apple give bigger RAM to its iPhone? Does RAM size matter for you? Share your thoughts and comments down below on the comment section.

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