When it comes to RAM on Apple’s iPhones, the company has never been particularly aggressive on that front. This is because Apple pretty controls both the hardware and software on its iPhones, meaning that even though the iPhones might only come with 4GB of RAM, the rest of its hardware and software have been optimized around it.
That being said, having more RAM isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to multitasking apps, and the good news is that come 2020, Apple’s iPhones are expected to come with 6GB of RAM. This is according to Barclays analysts who claim that both the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with 6GB of RAM each, up from the 4GB of RAM that Apple bundled with its current iPhones.
As for the “regular” iPhone 12, the analysts believe that Apple will continue to use 4GB of RAM, which makes sense as it is designed to be an entry-level iPhone and by having less RAM, it would help make it more affordable. Take this report with a grain of salt for now, but we expect that more details will surface as we get closer to the iPhone’s launch. In the meantime, Apple is expected to launch the iPhone SE 2 in the early part of 2020.