One of the pre-launch rumors suggested that the iPhone 15 would feature increased RAM for at least the two Pro models. Reliable source Aaron (@aaronp613) and Joe Rossignol say that they have now been able to confirm this based on the files present in Xcode.
They found that both the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are 8GB random access memory. increased from the 6 GB found in similar iPhone 14 models…
Two Pro models get RAM upgrades as part of the A17 Pro upgrade chip.
This should improve performance when you have multiple apps open at once, or when using Safari with a significant number of tabs open.
The base iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus have 6 GB of memory – the same as all four iPhone 14 models.
One rumor that didn't pan out was that the top storage tier would be increased from 1TB to 2TB. This could potentially be of interest to those who use their iPhone for serious photography and especially video shooting. The rumor was half right: it said storage tiers for Pro models would finally start at 256GB, and that turned out to be true.
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“The rumor was half right as it said storage tiers for the Pro models would finally start at 256GB, and it turned out to be correct.”
Hey Ben, the 15 Pro is still 128GB. Only the Pro Max starts at 256GB.
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But Apple has a very nice surprise for photographers and videographers: iPhone 15 now supports Mac-tethered shooting for automatic high-speed transfer of photos as you take them. and for recording video directly to an external SSD.
Tethered shooting is very often used in studio photography, which not only saves time by eliminating the need to transfer photos at the end of the shoot, but also allows the photographer and client to view the photos on the full-size screen while shooting.
Shooting video on an external SSD has until now been the preserve of movie cameras. For example, it is supported by the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and this has become a popular reason for some to choose it over competing models. Shooting on an SSD gives you access to terabytes of storage at affordable prices and speeds the transition from shooting to editing by simply plugging the SSD into your Mac at the end of the shoot.