Apple shares the specifications for its devices it believes are worth sharing. As far as raw specifications are concerned that typically falls on the A-series processors the company unveils every year. Not so much when it comes to available RAM, though.
Which means it’s up to people outside of Apple to set the record straight, one way or another. This year has been crazy when it comes to RAM, with a lot of back-and-forth regarding just how much is available in the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Is it 6GB? 4GB? The third parties couldn’t agree.
Benchmarks revealed in their own way that the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro series feature 4GB. However, a certification database said that the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max feature 6GB. Turns out it’s going to be Xcode that gives us a final say on the matter.
And it’s 4GB of RAM. Across the whole iPhone 11 lineup, as shared by developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Twitter today. He said, “Xcode also confirms that no model of iPhone 11 or 11 Pro/Max has 6GB of RAM. All models have 4GB of RAM”.
For those keeping track, 4GB of RAM is the same amount that’s available in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, so the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max aren’t seeing any increase there. However, 4GB of RAM in the iPhone 11 is a 1GB increase compared to the iPhone XR, which has 3GB.
One more thing, this time about the Apple Watch Series 5. Turns out it has the same generation of CPU/GPU as the Series 4.
In a separate tweet, Troughton-Smith says, “According to Xcode, Apple Watch Series 5 has the same generation CPU/GPU as the Apple Watch Series 4; I guess the only changes are a gyro and 32GB of NAND? The plus side of that is that we won’t have to worry about watchOS being slower on the Series 4 than on a brand new model”.
Finally, 3GB of RAM in the new 10.2-inch iPad Apple unveiled earlier this year. Troughton Smith replied to a tweet, saying, “3GB of RAM on the 10.2″ iPad”.
So, all our RAM questions answered! Does any of this somehow change your mind about getting a new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro?