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Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will both feature 2GB of RAM and the Apple SIM card?

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Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will both feature 2GB of RAM and the Apple SIM card?
According to a source who reportedly has been accurate in the past, the next-generation Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus will both be stuffed with 2GB of RAM. Apple has employed 1GB of RAM for its handsets ever since the launch of the Apple iPhone 5. Earlier that year, it had placed 1GB of RAM in the third-generation Apple iPad, up from the 512MB of RAM used in the Apple iPad 2, heralding the change in the iPhone later that year.

We have seen something similar with the Apple iPad Air 2, which was launched with 2GB of RAM last year, up from the 1GB of RAM used on the Apple iPad Air. The additional short-term memory would improve multi-tasking capabilities, but could also consume some additional battery life.

The source also says that the Apple SIM card seen on the Wi-Fi + Cellular Apple iPad Air 2 will also be included out of the box on the new iPhone 6s models. With the pre-installed Apple SIM card, iPad Air 2 users can select a number of short term plans from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the U.S. and EE in the U.K. This allows users to select plans that better suit their short-term needs, especially when traveling. Without long term contracts to worry about, users can switch carriers more frequently.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:53 17

1. RoboticEngi (Posts: 602; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Omg but why? It's not about specs and hardware. And they don't need it......

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 15:57 2

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11913; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The golden Apple

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:10 16

36. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Can we be fair here for a second.

I have used an iPhone 6, Nexus 5, and a Note 4. The iPhone, with the limited specs, easily keeps up with the other two beasts.

For the last time: it's all about optimization. Whether you trolls want to face it or not, iOS is better optimized than Android. I can admit this even though my note 4 is my daily driver.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:03 3

58. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Mxyzptik is hardly a troller on Apple, since he loves Apple so much himself.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:07 1

60. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Why are you replying to me? I don't understand your point.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:16 2

64. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Since you are replying to Mxyzptik and saying you trolls...thought you might have thought he was an Apple troll.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:30 3

67. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Oh no, I was stating that as a general statement, but sorry for the confusion.

There are a lot of trolls that won't admit iOS is better optimized than Android. One day, I really hope that Android surpasses iOS, since I like Android a lot more.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:42 1

68. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No sorry needed. And I know, you can't say a positive thing about iOS or you have them on your back as well. Not that many people are neutral when it comes to Android/iOS. Hell even within the Android camp it's brand wars. Be together not the same my ass.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:05 6

70. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Right. Samsung vs HTC vs Whatever. It never ends. Sometimes I criticize the very device I own and Samsung fanboys get on me for it.

Like dude, I own a note 4. Just because I can admit something needs to be improved upon doesn't make me a Samsung hater lol.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 02:09 1

109. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Precisely. I own a Nexus 5, really like it. But the battery life is crap haha. Is kindaweird, owning a device you hate haha.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:05

59. cdm283813 (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Basically you're saying 2GB won't make a doing.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 18:10 4

62. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


I'm saying that 2GB is nice, but certainly not needed. But hey, how could you not welcome spec bumps.

But with iOS, one is naturally less concerned about spec bumps as one with Android would be.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 21:00 8

79. blingblingthing (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


At the rate at which iOS is adding features seen on android years before, of course it will need more RAM to run.

I'm tired of telling ppl, it's easy to do nothing fast. IPhone tend to be quicker because.
No notification shade
No live wallpaper
Low resolution screen
No widgets
No hotwords "hey Google"
No home screen / live wallpaper
No battery statistic
No data statistics
Limited access to

Call it optimization of you want, I call it lacking.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 01:27 2

104. phoneuserlol (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Mar 2015)


Yes Notification shade
Yes Live Wallapaper
Retina resolution screen
Yes widgets (jailbreak)
Yes hotwords "hey Siri" (has to be plugged in because apple don't want to WASTE BATTERY)
Yes home screen
Live wallpapers just waste battery
Yes battery statistic
Yes Data statistics
Unlimited access to stuff (jailbreak)

Clearly you never thought about jailbreaking it. Instant iOS/Android hybrid.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 01:28

105. phoneuserlol (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Mar 2015)


Oh and yes there is a notification shade

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 02:10

110. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You already said that ;)

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 23:15 3

92. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


Lebron you're one of the more rational users here , admire you for that .

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 10:29

121. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


I appreciate it man, I try.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 00:32 1

99. kryme (Posts: 329; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


u call it a spec bump... i call it a spec bump thats gonna cost $800 or more...... AND THATS THE PROBLEM.... same low res screen same design slightly faster processor, faster animations so the phone seem faster... then ifans will sell there iphone 6 to buy ip6s... for the companyy thats good... but they r ripping off their customers.... how about selling the latest tech this world has to offer instead of picking specs and feature thats been out for 4 yrs now.....

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:00 9

69. sgodsell (Posts: 3334; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The iPhones and basically iOS is general doesn't have real multitasking or offer multi-window. All Android have real multitasking and the Note 4 as well as some others offer multi-window, so you can run multiple apps simultaneously on the same screen. Things that iOS can't even offer with only 1 GB of ram.

Also there was rumors of Apple offering those things, but like I said earlier, it can't happen with only 1 GB of ram.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:09 1

71. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 165; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


I must say, it is VERY annoying when safari reloads my tabs. Hopefully this can help with this issue.

As for multi window, I need to start using that more. Truth be told, I never use that or the s-pen

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 16:26

124. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Too bad you forgot to say that only certain applications can be run in dual window mode on the Note, you cant run every application in dual window mode, you cant run apps to the choice of your liken on your screen, only some Samsung applications and some other applications, you cant put and choose any application you want to run on your screen dual window mode .

Also there is videos of jailbroken 6/6 Plus having dual window and multi tasking with two apps open simulatenously and it runs smoother with higher frame rate then a Android device can. All Touchwiz devices lag with multi window, the scrolling becomes choppy when scrolling in appplications when you have two apps open at same time, etc.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 20:11

76. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


You cannot optimize 3rd party websites. They all have to be reloaded every time if your phone is out of memory.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 21:20

82. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Well, I happen think Apple does good with what it has too. But, the fact of the matter is, I know it can run even better with more standard application components that everyone else is using. Forget about the optimization stuff for a second. You don't think Apple can optimize its products with newer technology? Every time I place this argument in front of someone, they always say: "Well, if Apple did that, we couldn't afford it.".

So this is what it boils down to? Accept Apple's terms in offering the left over technology just so it can make huge profits by telling people what they have is enough? Who the hell is in control here?

A company on the brink of bankruptcy because our generation didn't put up with this constant crap yet, because of the iPhone and the lifestyle Apple successfully planted into unsuspecting minds, Apple finally gets to institute the least expensive parts possible and charge a king's ransom to become the richest company in the world in such a short time span. And with only 14% market share? Let that sink in a bit.

John B.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 00:17

95. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I never know what you're complaining about. The goal of every company is to decrease costs and increase profit. If Apple can deliver a product that millions of people love that competes with and usually tops the competition, even while cutting back significantly on the price of internals, then they've succeeded in terms of customer satisfaction and as a business. I really don't understand how can anyone complain when the iPhone is consistently the best or among the best smartphones every single year, at about the SAME price point as the competition.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 05:33

115. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I can always explain it. It is up to the individual to understand it.

I don't think you are understanding that Apple waits until newer technology is adopted. Then it purchases the older at a far cheaper price and then implements it in a high end priced product with lower end components. Try that with any other product in any other industry. Do you want to purchase a 2015 Mercedes with three year old technology even though the Mercedes would still perform better than most? Not for $70,000

Just because it works good the way it is, isn't the issue.

Who is judging it as the best? Tech sites and only the 14% market share?

I can certainly agree that specs isn't everything. But, it is an important part in knowing that you are getting more for the money other than glitz and glamour. There is a difference in making profits vs raping the customer for every single penny. You want an even a better iPhone for your money? Then start understanding what I'm saying. IPhone is not the best. It lacks in many categories. The best will truly crush in every aspect. If it is one of the best, it needs to up the anti to be the absolute best. You're paying for it only to be on par. Well, yeah because look what Apple is putting under the hood.

John B.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 16:24

123. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Android only has such a high marketshare count because Android is cheap. They have cheap tablets and smartphones that sell for under $100 that have poor and low specs, run outdated Android software that is free, and also has tons of security vulnerabilities in them that the OEM does not give one f**k about because they are just there to make money, most of Android marketshare is consisted of cheap low end devices , android is so popular and has a high marketshare because Android is cheap.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 17:08

126. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Why does this matter? This is essentially a Windows vs Mac all over again. Don't people ever get tired of throwing rich vs poor analogies around? The fact remains that Android caters to everyone. I like that.

If one device doesn't work for me, I can either upgrade or downgrade at will at the expense of offending the manufacturer that has done me wrong while not losing my investments, programs or the ability to retain a system widely used around the globe. I don't see an issue with that.

John B.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 16:31

125. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


You are highly misinformed and are just spreading delusion and misinformation now. A 20nm second generation ARMv8 SoC with over 2 billion transistors in it is not at all a low end component that "has been out for years now" the iPhone every single year has cutting edge hardware in it and is neck to neck with the best the competition has to offer as well. Remember how Apple A7 outperforms snapdragon 801 which came out over 6 months after the A7, despite it being a quad core with much higher clock rate then the A7?

Hate to break your bubble but the iPhone excels in a ton of catorgories and are very well rounded devices overall in every aspect, iphone 6 has a top 2 camera in a smartphone right now, a chip that outperforms the snapdragon 805 SoC, etc . The list goes on. You are highly misinformed in a lot of ways

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 17:17

127. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I don't feel I'm misinformed at all. You are pointing out one of few times that Apple has beat competitors to the market. What about the mouse? GUI? Yes these things Apple presented at a more wide scale measure. But, it doesn't negate the 35 years that Apple has depended on other's technology to create its products. The ARM technology has been around for 30 years. Apple successfully took the plunge on 64 bit technology. A technology that I was hoping for as far back as three years ago. While this was enough for me to celebrate Apple's move, it doesn't change how I feel about Apple as a whole. I supported and purchased its products for a little more than 10 years. The DNA hasn't changed and I will stand by my views that it carrot dangles.

John B.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 16:20

122. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Except you have no idea at all what you are even talking about, how is shipping a ArmV8 SoC a year ahead of everyone else; and shipping a second generation ARM v8 SoC on a 20nm node 6 months ago, while the competition like qualcomm/mediatek is JUST starting to get 20nm production off the ground now old technology?

The fact of the matter is that Apple creates and designs extremely cutting edge hardware in their flagship iPhones actually. IPhones year in and year out have a top 2 camera on a smartphone, extremely good GPU and CPU performance that is neck to neck with the latest and greatest from the competition and even passing them sometimes.

I didnt know a 20nm second generation ARMv8 chip with over 2 billion transistors custom designed by Apple is left over technology, or single core performance that still bests the competiton to this day still

And the reason why Android marketshare is so high because Android is CHEAP, Any OEM can slap ICS on their device and stick a really old dual core in there with low specs and sell it for $50 dollars, over 70% of android users specs are currently in 2011 era specs so that tells you everything right there already. Apple anD iOS caters to premium market only, Android premium marketshare and iOS premium marketshare are essentially neck to neck actually

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 19:06

129. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


"And the reason why Android marketshare is so high because Android is CHEAP."

I don't see a problem with this. KIAs are cheap too but most everyone I talk to that owns one, loves them. The majority of people know what they can financially handle and are generally satisfied with what they purchase. Why do Android devices have to be different in this aspect?

When I purchased my refrigerator, I wanted a an outer water and ice dispenser. The salesman tried to sell me the top line refrigerator for $850 more. Really, is my ice going to be premium ice? Well, since I service restaurant equipment, I am well adversed in spotting certain components of importance. I looked and see that the ice makers are identical. I also happened to notice a newer compressor in the one I wanted as opposed to a three year old design in the one for $850 more. I also noticed a more sturdier capillary tube and bulb for the thermostat on the one I wanted rather than a cheaper version on the more expensive one. Yes, the outside box and the bright LED interior and outer lights looked awesome on the new refrigerator, but it was made with some older technological components. While the more expensive refrigerator did incorporate some beautiful aesthetic features, the components incorporated didn't equate to the price point vs materials. The evaporators were standard as well as the condensing coils. The internal box materials were the same. The door seals were the same but slightly larger due to the size of the refrigerator and even though the refrigerators were different brands, the main point is that most of the internal cooling system and some of the materials were made by the same manufacturer. The difference was the more expensive refrigerator had glam but, also an array of older shelfed parts. Would it get the job done? Certainly. But........

Why am I telling this story? Because in all the 40 years I have been servicing technology, Apple's last seven years have mostly been the same as what I just shared with you. And this isn't even taking into account the rest of the total 38 years Apple has been in existence. I know. I owned Apple products for just over 10 years.

Does Apple do some really amazing things? Absolutely. But, where the rubber meets the pavement is that Apple is selling a lifestyle with components made by others and throws some glitz in to catch the eye. And the fact is, many of these components are not new or most manufacturers would still be using them regardless how well they worked. You don't think the other manufacturers are capable of improving on the 8mp technology? This would be misinformed thinking. Just as you accuse me.

John B.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 21:44

85. dimas (Posts: 1970; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Why are people so angry with trolls? Sarcastic and cynical comments are meant to be funny and adding flavor to life. I don't know why people are so sensitive with non-living things get bashed and criticized. Are people already making love to their iphones and samsungs to the point that they treat gadgets like their lost wives? Let trolls say what they want, if you keep whining on their opinions, you're acting like a baby.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 07:33

117. shahrooz (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


dude it is impossible to optimize android like iOS, you are saying it like it's Google's fault. it is impossible to make android as optimized as iOS is.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 01:23

130. rickybobbay (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Mar 2015)


I own both as well and dont notice a damn difference. Only bugs on iOS and retarded touchwiz on Samsung

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:12

38. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


"We say: the God of Apple".

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 00:29

98. Z3R091 (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


It's not golden until apple upgrade their camera pixel.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 01:23

102. phoneuserlol (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Mar 2015)


Apple's camera megapixel count may still only be 8 but it is a better camera than any other phone I've seen. To be honest, the higher pixel counts are there to make up for grainy crap photos that you can't see when it's scaled down (like it is on a phone) and just wastes space.

IN SHORT: Higher megapixels does not mean better photos.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:05 14

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Why they need 2 GB of RAM? Doesn't iOS run on 512 MB??

They will add a gig and increase the price by $300.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:14 26

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I seriously hate Safari reloading the page because of the low ram count. It should have been 2GB from the gate.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:15

11. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It's not the amount of RAM, it's how the OS works.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 21:49

86. dimas (Posts: 1970; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


In real life, you do multitasking and the OS and apps keep adding features and updates so RAM should also be able to adapt. Having low ram is like reading ten books at the same time with only a pair of eye.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:21 3

14. UglyFrank (Posts: 1601; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I struggle to get down most of the slideshow articles on here due to that

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:23 13

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because PA loads over 30+ images of a phone in every single article. God forbid it's an awards article where there's over 100+ pictures. I'd be lucky if I make it to the comment section.

PA if you're reading this, optimize your website and stop spamming articles with the same pictures.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:46

26. Awalker (Posts: 1430; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Does Chrome on iOS scroll the same way Safari does?

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:46 3

27. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


PapaSmurph, you could always buy an Android device, root it, install an adblocker, and load Phonearena in 3 to 5 seconds. You've owned a number of Androids, you should know this.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:00 4

33. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Root for AT&T Note 4 please. Also, here's your prize!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4-att/general/bounty-att-note-4-root-knox-list-pledges-t2946770/page5

$13,000+ if you can root AT&T and Verizon Note 4.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 23:00

90. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Um because my Note 4 for AT&T (which I still have) can't be rooted. Like Ninetysix said, if you can root it, please feel free to claim that $13,000 prize and share the kit with everyone.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 00:12

94. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


@PapaSmurf...

Right, that's AT&T (and Verizon) for ya. Interestingly, the T-Mobile Note 4 is not only rootable, but supports all of AT&T's bands. Of course, it's $750 off contract, and Verizon users are SOL.

I wish I had some dev knowledge. All I can do is read guides and follow directions. I'm no Geohot or Chainfire.

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 01:24

103. phoneuserlol (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Mar 2015)


I prefer to let the ads show because they support the site, thanks very much.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:47

73. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Agree!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 23:19 1

93. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


I really hate the slideshow thing they have here i rather have everything just view as one page

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:29 2

22. Furbal (Posts: 943; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Yeah reloads are annoying, just as bad as the resuming....on my 1520.

The crashes on my air 2 annoy the crap out of me

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:45 3

24. meanestgenius (Posts: 10287; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Agreed. I recently got an iPad mini with retina to give iOS another look, and the page reloads on safari piss me off.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:45 6

25. buccob (Posts: 2518; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Dude I really like how honest and unbiased your posts have become...

I'm not saying that you have to stop praising the things that you love about them though...

But totally agree, one of the main weaknesses of the current gen of iPhones is Ram, no matter how optimised they are.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 19:58

75. Chuck007 (Posts: 1053; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


So that's what it was. I've been wondering why safari kept on crashing on my iPhone 6 Plus when it's perfectly fine on my Air 2.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 16:52 1

30. cyber_dna (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


ipad air here , same problem loading web pages like PA

posted on 05 Mar 2015, 00:18

96. Iodine (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Yes it does run on 512 MB. So what is bad on progress ?

Imagine what things can be done on such optimized platform with 2GB of RAM.

And btw, when Apple increased the price of something last time ?

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 17:44

50. waddup121 (unregistered)


It makes sense if you ask me...remember that PA article that Samsung wanted to supply with a mega deal to Apple? And if they upgrade the LPDDR4, it would probably help if they added more than 1GB. I remember a user mentioned something about that on Macworld.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 23:12 1

91. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


Poor reporting by apple , more ram doesnt consume additional battery life

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