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'iPhone 12 Pro' again rumored to boast 6GB of RAM, 'iPhone 12' stuck with 4GB [u]

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A prolific leaker shared additional details about Apple's next-generation iPhone series on Thursday, claiming the top-tier "iPhone 12 Pro" will sport 6GB of system memory.

The specification was shared in a cryptic tweet from the mysterious "L0vettodream," who said, "Professional 6GB General 4GB." While not specifically mentioned, the upcoming "iPhone 12" series is thought to be the focus of L0vetodream's tweet, as the handsets are expected to be Apple's next big hardware launch.

Memory allotment has long been rumored to come in at 6GB for the highest-spec "Pro" iteration, while base variants are anticipated to carry over the usual 4GB of RAM seen on iPhone 11. Both "iPhone 12 Pro" and "iPhone 12" are predicted to run an "A14" processor potentially more powerful than the A12Z Bionic SoC found in iPad Pro.

Extra RAM will enable the high-end iPhone to handle critical computations and should allow more apps or browser tabs to be open simultaneously in the background. Further benefits could include a boost to processor-intensive camera operations, features Apple continuously improves upon with each new iPhone release.

iPhone 12
iPhone 12 MaxiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max
Display5.4-inch BOE OLED Super Retina6.1-inch BOE OLED Super Retina6.1-inch Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR
with ProMotion and 10-bit Color Depth
6.7-inch Samsung OLED Super Retina XDR
with ProMotion and 10-bit Color Depth
Storage128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
BodyAluminumAluminumStainless SteelStainless Steel
Rear CamerasDual cameraDual cameraTriple camera + LiDARTriple camera + LiDAR
Pricing$649, $749$749, $849$999, $1,099, $1,299$1,099, $1,199, $1,399

For 2020, Apple is rumored to integrate a triple camera array and possible LiDAR Scanner on "iPhone 12 Pro," while mid-tier variants will make do with a dual-camera system.

Beyond RAM, so-called "Pro" versions of the forthcoming smartphone are expected to integrate a stainless steel chassis, 6.1- and 6.7-inch OLED screens with ProMotion, and other improvements. Rumors point to a revamped iPad Pro-inspired design for both next-generation lines.

Update: Noted leaker Jon Prosser corroborated the RAM rumor in a tweet Thursday.