Barclays analyst, Blayne Curtis has met with manufacturers of Apple’s supply chain system in Asia to collect iPhone 12 news. In the analysis report, analysts said that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which will be launched next year, will be equipped with 6 GB of memory to provide higher performance. In the Android eco-system, 6 GB of memory has become a standard for high-end devices, but Apple is better at memory management and therefore always uses lower memory. Interestingly, the recent killing app on the background in iOS 13 has been reported by developers as a cause of insufficient memory, because the new camera system requires more memory to process data.
The Barclays analyst’s report also mentioned that next year’s iPhone 12 will continue to add cameras, which are used to improve image quality and AR applications. This is the same as the analysis report released by Tianfeng International analyst, Guo Minghao, that is, there are four cameras behind the iPhone 12 to improve the shooting ability. The memory aspect is as described above, but the iPhone 12 basic model will continue to use 4GB of memory because the camera system is not as powerful as PRO’s powerful memory. There is no doubt that the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will support 5G, but the iPhone 12 base network is temporarily unknown.
In the analysis report, Barclays analysts also mentioned the lower-priced iPhone SE 2, which is also Apple’s strategy to seize the low-end market. From the current known news, the iPhone SE 2 will be similar to the iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch display and TouchID fingerprint recognition instead of face recognition. However, the new version will use the more powerful Apple A13 processor with 3 GB of memory, and analysts expect the device to begin mass production in February next year. Analysts expect the iPhone SE 2 to be available in the fastest time in March next year, and the three devices in the iPhone 12 series will be launched in September next year.