As rumors had pointed out, Apple has bumped the RAM on its new iPhone XS series to 4GB, up from the 3GB found on the iPhone X. The information was revealed as a part of Apple’s submission to TENAA ahead of the launch of the devices.
The iPhone XR, however, comes with lower 3GB RAM. Given that it comes with a lower resolution screen than the other two iPhones as well, this should not be a cause for concern. For comparison, the iPhone 8 Plus from last year shipped with 3GB RAM.
The TENAA listing also reveals that the iPhone XS comes with a 2,658mAh battery. This is lower than the 2,716mAh battery Apple used inside the iPhone X last year. Despite the smaller battery, Apple claims the iPhone XS offers 30 minutes more battery than the iPhone X. This is largely thanks to the new power-efficient 7nm chip and improved power efficiency of other system components.
As for the iPhone XS Max, it comes with a 3,174mAh battery making it the largest battery ever used in an iPhone. This is up from the 2,675mAh battery found on the iPhone 8 Plus from last year. The iPhone XS Max offers up to 90 minutes longer battery life than the iPhone X.
Interestingly, the iPhone XR comes with a 2,942mAh battery which is slightly smaller than the 3,174mAh battery of the iPhone XS Max. Despite the smaller battery, Apple listing claims the iPhone XR offers better battery life than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. This is largely due to the XR coming with a less power-hungry 6.1-inch LCD display.
Will you buy the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Max over the iPhone XR just because the latter only comes with 3GB RAM? Drop a comment and let us know!