Recent reports say that the iPhone 8 upon official release will not come with 4GB of RAM to compete with the rest. It will stick to the original 3GB of RAM found in iPhone 7 Plus. What can possibly be the reason behind such alleged decision?
Reports indicate that this may be because of the steadily increasing price of mobile DRAM. With this, increase in RAM for mobile phones may not be possible, at least for the mean time. There is also the issue of limited supply in the mobile DRAM market.
Sticking to its original 3GB of RAM is necessary for Apple Inc. to continue with its annual release of mobile handsets, especially for this year. The release of iPhone 8 is very much necessary such that it is considered to be the iPhone's 10th-anniversary edition. If sticking to 3GB of RAM is what it takes to continue its release sometime before the year ends, then so be it.
Since this is an unconfirmed report, anything is still possible. Given the issues being faced for having more RAM, Apple may actually be able to do something about this and turn things around. However, if the iPhone 8 does stick to 3GB of RAM instead of the 4GB of RAM, then that should not be a problem at all.
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Apple has been consistently providing the entire world the best and most capable of mobile devices, so this minor RAM setback should not affect its total performance. 3GB of RAM or not, the iPhone 8 is expected to be one of the best mobile devices to be released this year, if not, the best.
This is entirely different for Android. It is able to increase its RAM mainly because of customer demand. The growth memory has been even more evident in tablets and computers because of its operating system. It will lag significantly if RAM does not match its other components.
Since the iPhone 8 is what could be the most talked about devices to be soon released, this news of it not coming with 4GB of RAM should not deter fans from highly seeking the device. Industry experts hope that it gets released before the year ends, giving life to the iPhone's 10th-anniversary edition.