- How much memory or storage capacity do I need my new iPhone to have?
Ideally, the more capacity the better, but obviously we must also consider the use we will give to the iPhone and the budget we have. You must also know how to differentiate between the different types of memory that an iPhone can have.
- Storage Memory
On the one hand there is the storage memory which is where you will store your photos, videos, music and Apps you download. The minimum today is 64GB which allows you to store about 16000 photos from a 12Mpx camera, around 8000 songs or a few hundred Apps. It’s important to note that this storage memory cannot be expanded on an iPhone, although there are accessories such as pendrives that connect to the terminal’s Lightning port, which you can use to store heavy content such as self-recorded videos, movies, or TV shows if you run out of capacity on your iPhone.
On the other hand there is the RAM Random Access Memory and it is the memory used by the iPhone’s iOS applications and operating system to work and it is not the same as the storage memory we have seen before. This memory is not expandable in any way so here we don’t have to skimp on the choice of model and more if we are going to install the latest games coming out or complex photo and video applications because they might not work properly. An iPhone X has 3GB of RAM but older models like the iPhone 6 may have only 1GB of RAM. The iPhone XS or XS Max has 4GB of RAM. Having more RAM available is also a guarantee that you can install and use both future versions of iOS and the Apps you download from the App Store.