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The new 2022 iPhone SE comes with 4GB of RAM

Despite its rather dated exterior, the iPhone SE 3 comes with an upgraded 4GB of RAM (Image: Apple)
Despite its rather dated exterior, the iPhone SE 3 comes with an upgraded 4GB of RAM (Image: Apple)
After Apple remained silent on the amount of memory it has put inside its new iPhone SE 3, a developer has now found out that the cheapest 5G iPhone is equipped with 4GB of RAM, which is 1GB more than its immediate predecessor.

The dust has settled a bit after Apple's "Peek Performance" keynote on Tuesday, during which the Cupertino-based company announced numerous new products including the iPhone SE 3, an upgraded 5th-generation iPad Air as well as an all-new Mac Studio and a corresponding 27-inch external monitor called the Studio Display. As usual, Apple has not offered all technical details of its new products, including the amount of RAM inside the new 2022 iPhone SE.

However, according to a report by MacRumors, a developer has now found evidence that the iPhone SE 3 will in fact receive a small memory upgrade in comparison to its predecessor. Strings in the Xcode 13.3 release candidate apparently suggest that the new budget iPhone will in fact come with 4GB of RAM instead of the rather paltry 3GB which were found in the two-year old iteration of the iPhone SE.

The RAM upgrade should come in quite handy when running memory-intensive games or apps for video editing on the 2022 iPhone SE. In combination with the blazing-fast Apple A15 Bionic SoC, the budget 5G smartphone should be able to provide top-notch performance in an otherwise outdated exterior design which dates back to the iPhone 8 from 2017. Although the $429 Apple smartphone now comes with an increased amount of RAM, prospective buyers might want to check out our recent opinion article on why the 2022 iPhone SE 3 arguably is a "smartphone solution in search of a problem".

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-10 (Update: 2022-03-10)