In recent months, there has been a flurry of information and speculation regarding the storage and RAM specifications of the forthcoming iPhone 15 Pro. This situation has been marked by conflicting reports.
MacRumors, a popular source, has recently verified the storage configurations that Apple tested for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which encompass 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB options. Interestingly, Apple has sourced NAND storage components from multiple vendors, including SK Hynix, Western Digital, Kioxia, and Samsung.
Despite earlier rumours circulating about a potential 2TB storage variant, there is no substantiated evidence to support its inclusion. Additionally, a Weibo leak that suggested the iPhone 15 Pro would commence with a 256GB storage capacity has proven inaccurate, as the available storage options will align with the tiers seen in the iPhone 14 Pro.
Turning to the RAM specifications, Apple intends to equip the iPhone 15 Pro with LPDDR5 DRAM, consistent with the RAM utilised in previous flagship devices. Testing has been conducted on two RAM configurations, specifically 6GB and 8GB, sourced from Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix.
The final RAM configuration for mass production units remains undisclosed, but it is conceivable that Apple may adjust the RAM based on the storage capacity of the device, potentially granting 8GB to higher-capacity models.
TrendForce’s recent report suggests that Apple may indeed opt for 8GB in the iPhone 15 Pro, implying that the 6GB configuration could be abandoned.
In addition to these internal components, the iPhone 15 Pro is set to feature an upgraded A17 SoC, manufactured using TSMC’s cutting-edge 3nm process. The A17 chip is anticipated to incorporate an extra GPU core, promising enhanced graphics performance.
Furthermore, the performance cores are expected to operate at an increased clock speed of 3.70 GHz, a notable improvement over the A16’s 3.46 GHz clock speed.
Beyond these technical enhancements, the iPhone 15 Pro is poised to introduce several notable features, including an entirely new titanium frame, USB-C connectivity, and the incorporation of a periscope zoom lens in the iPhone 15 Pro Max variant.