As you know, three Apple smartphones are expected this year: one iPhone 7S, a iPhone 7S Plus and one iPhone 8. According to recent rumors, they will have 3 GB of RAM and a Lightning port with fast charging. The latest research note from Timothy Arcuri, analyst at the firm Cowen and Company, seems to confirm these technical characteristics.
The iPhone 8 and 7S of 2017 would thus both have more RAM memory than the iPhone 7S and its 2 GB of RAM. The 7S Plus model, meanwhile, would be identical to the current 7 Plus, which already has 3 GB of RAM. However, this information from Arcuri does not coincide with that of the Taiwanese research company. TrendForce. The latter had announced that the iPhone 8 and 7S would only have 2 GB of RAM.
Regarding the Lightning port, Timothy Arcuri joins Ming-Chi Kuo, the famous analyst at KGI Securities. Apple should maintain the connector for the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and the “premium” version 8 of the phone. The novelty would be the integration of technology Power Delivery USB Type-C to improve the charging speed.
The Cowen and Company analyst bases his forecast on his own supply chain research. Earlier in the year, the Wall street journal had mentioned the presence of the Lightning connector without providing details.