According to the latest beta of Xcode 12.1 The newly introduced iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro will come with 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will have 4GB of RAM. A substantial change considering that the entire iPhone 11 range has 4GB of RAM.
6GB of RAM and the new A14 Bionic, a winning combination
As reported by MacRumors, the files plist of Xcode have already given us RAM data from other generations of iPhone. In this case show the increase from 4 to 6 GB for models with the Pro. A change that together with the new A14 Bionic chip will substantially improve the performance of these new iPhones.
For the time being we’ll have to wait for the first units to arrive before we can confirm the performance increase that changing components will mean, but this early test on Geekbench seems to indicate that we will see a considerable improvement. Keep in mind that the Geekbench app, one of the ways we measure performance, may yield lower than expected values if we run it after setting up the iPhone for the first time.
We also need to consider the importance of the neural engine in the new iPhone 12. The A14 Bionic chip has 16 cores for the Machine Learning process that will greatly improve the performance of the device by deciding, for example, which processes to assign to which kernelas well as resources, etc. In this sense, as we use our phone more, the HFK models will learn and improve their performance more effectively, including the tests we perform.
Many times we have commented that after upgrading to a new version or just after receiving our new iPhone is when it consumes more battery and resources. In this sense, it will be a few days later when we will be able to appreciate the power of the new iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, but one thing is clear: we can prepare ourselves for surprises.