I’m impressed! The iPhone 12 only has 4GB of memory. Does that really work?

The iPhone 12 series, which has been skipping tickets for more than a month, finally met with consumers around the world on October 14. This time, the iPhone 12 series not only supports 5g network, but also improves camera quality and charging speed. But some users are curious. How much memory is running on the iPhone 12 series this time? Why doesn’t the iPhone ever mention this in a press conference? < / P > < p > according to macrumors news from foreign media, after analyzing Xcode 12.1 beta file, it is concluded that only iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are equipped with 6GB of running memory, while iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini will only have 4GB of memory. This not only makes people curious. In 2020, Android flagship next door has gradually popularized 16g running memory. Today, how can the iPhone be equipped with only 4G running memory and not be “gushed” by consumers? First of all, it has a lot to do with the way IOS and Android operate. < p > < p > Android is developed based on Linux platform. According to its characteristics, if an Android phone needs to close an application, it will consume a lot of running memory to shut down the application completely. The consumption is generally about 4-8 times of the memory of the application. If the mobile phone does not have enough memory, it will naturally slow down. Another more important reason is that Android is an open source platform. In order to push advertisements to users all the time, many app developers will make these apps abuse their mobile phone background permissions. Even after the user cleans up the background, some apps will still start secretly in the background. If there are more apps, it will naturally slow down the running speed of the mobile phone. If you don’t give it permission, it will even strike, leaving users in a dilemma. In order to cope with possible emergencies, Android phones can only constantly increase the memory to meet the needs of applications. However, IOS system is based on UNIX platform. It is a software architecture separated from hardware. It centralizes all hardware resources to ensure that the current running software can keep smooth. Once the app enters the background, the app will enter a dormant state and won’t disturb you any more. At the same time, IOS also has a very perfect background message push mechanism. Even if users have cleaned up the app, they can still receive messages pushed by this app through Apple’s server. In this way, users do not need to give these app permissions to receive information push on time. < / P > < p > IOS belongs to a closed platform. It is very strict for the app management in the app store. Developers can hardly add a rogue version of the advertising push mechanism into their own apps. With less advertising, the system will naturally flow a lot. At the same time, IOS system is very strict for the background restrictions, and has absolute permissions, when the user allows to open, the application will run, mutual wake-up program this kind of operation will not happen. < / P > < p > in addition, Apple’s emphasis on privacy and security is also related to this mechanism. Users who use IOS will close an app completely after closing it. Some Android apps will not only “sneak” in the background as mentioned above, but also collect users’ privacy data by using the camera, mobile phone memory and other permissions given by users. Because these operations are system code level things, they cannot be solved by background cleaning. < / P > < p > although the operating mechanism of IOS is better than that of Android, the hardware defects can not be filled by software optimization. I believe that many users who have upgraded to IOS 13 have encountered background killing. In short, after switching applications, the previously opened applications will be closed, and they need to be restarted after switching back. The most frequent occurrence of this situation is the camera, which needs a lot of running memory. As long as it is hung in the background for a while, it will automatically overload. < / P > < p > this phenomenon will bring great trouble to users. For example, the user has just finished editing a circle of friends and wants to go to other applications to find some matching pictures. As a result, it will be overloaded automatically after switching back to wechat, and the circle of friends who have worked so hard to edit has disappeared. What’s more annoying may be that a piece of information was cut back in the middle of playing the game. When the game was switched back, it was found that it had to be reloaded. After the group war was finished, only the “cordial” greetings from the user’s teammates were left. < / P > < p > in contrast, the Android camp may also kill the background, but it usually occurs on mobile phones with 8GB or less running memory. However, this situation is rarely seen in 12g and 16g Android flagship. This is the difference in hardware. Even if Apple is indeed a “frozen” background operation mode, and it is not as urgent as Android to need large running memory, Apple’s applications now require more resources and need more running memory to run. The larger the storage, the longer the life of the device. < / P > < p > in fact, we can see from the upgrade of iPhone 12 pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to 6G storage. Apple is well aware of the importance of storage for mobile phones, especially for applications like cameras that require a lot of running memory for computing. If there is not enough storage support, it may be difficult to bring users a good experience. For iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 with less Pro video system, 4G running memory can also be used to solve the phenomenon of background killing through firmware update. This is the best result for both apple and consumers, who are reluctant to see iPhones that start at a higher price. Xiaolei believes that in the next two years, Apple may continue to use 4G of running memory on entry-level and ordinary versions of iPhones. One reason is that the demand for images by iPhone users is not so high. Of course, it does not mean that the imaging system of iPhone 12 is not as good as Android flagship at the same price. After all, Apple has much more experience in software and algorithm. < p > < p > in fact, compared with the memory capacity, Xiaolei hopes apple can pay more attention to the charging upgrade. A faster charging rate can really improve the user’s experience. Although the iPhone has been improving its charging power, it is not radical enough. It can only be said that the advantage of today’s iPhone is that it is balanced enough, and its performance is not inferior to that of Android flagship in all aspects. But for some fruit fans, today’s iPhone is not as powerful as it was then. Skip to content