The first performance tests of the iPhone 13 already reveal the improvements that the A15 Bionic chip will bring, especially at the graphical level thanks to the 5 cores of the GPU of the iPhone 13 Pro. But there is a characteristic of those iPhone that does not change compared to last year: RAM memory.

The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 have 4 GB, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will have 6 GB. It’s just the same pattern as with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro range. Apple doesn’t usually reveal this amount of memory, but specialized development apps like Xcode end up snitching.

Same memory, but more power

The 4 GB of RAM as standard, in fact, has been present in the iPhone since the XS model launched in 2018. At that time it was the novelty jumping from the 3 GB of the iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone XR. In any case Apple doesn’t want you to rate its phones based on how much memory they have, since the integration between hardware and software should make you not notice anything and the performance is always the best.

How can we notice the 4 or 6 GB of memory using our iPhone? Seeing how many applications remain open in the background as we use them. 6 GB of RAM memory allows you to store more programs, avoiding that they have to be loaded from scratch once we invoke them again. But keep in mind that it also depends on the applications we use: the iPhone 13 Pro camera can consume much more memory than a simple notepad.

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Recall that the 2018 iPad Pro also let us see another piece of information: 6 GB of RAM is needed to manage 1 TB of internal storage efficiently. And it is precisely the maximum storage of the iPhone 13 Pro.

In the end, your iPhone will behave in one way or another depending on the applications you use most often. My advice is that you take into account that deep optimization between the chips and Apple systems and buy the iPhone of your choice, regardless of its specifications. The impressions will always be positive.