Saturday, July 2

iPhone 7 ‘will be twice as powerful’



Apple’s flagship smartphone is only a few months old, but already the rumour mill is hard at work with hints and leaks about its successor. Likely to be called the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7, the new device will come with twice the processor memory of the 2014 model, according to the latest reports.

The iPhone 6’s 1GB of Ram is relatively small by the standards of many Android rivals, although that doesn’t seem to harm its performance. Most reviewers say Apple’s phone is at least on a par with competition from Sony, Samsung and HTC.

Nevertheless, a Taiwanese website with sources in Apple’s supply chain reports that the iPhone 7 will get 2GB of Ram.

“Doubling up on memory should mean a much faster and more capable iPhone,” says TechRadar, “particularly when it’s paired with the usual CPU upgrade that Apple treats us to.”

According to MacRumors, the new Ram modules “offer lower power consumption” as well as a “significant performance increase” over the current models.

MacRumors also identifies the companies that will build the Ram components for the iPhone 7: Hynix, Samsung and Micron-Elpida.

If the iPhone 7 does end up with 2GB of Ram, that would bring it into line with the iPad Air 2. •