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Apple iPhone 6s rumored to come with 2GB of RAM

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Apple iPhone 6s rumored to come with 2GB of RAM
A report out of Taiwan on Thursday, suggests that the Apple iPhone 6s will feature 2GB of RAM. According to the report, Apple will use the newer  LPDDR4 technology which allows for double the bandwidth at 34Gbps, while consuming no additional power. The Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus currently employ 1GB of RAM using the older LPDDR3 technology.

Apple was apparently having a hard time deciding which technology to stuff into its next iPhone model, mostly because LPDDR4 costs 35% more than the older LPDDR3. Additionally, Apple was worried about availability of the newer RAM chips due to production issues at Micron. But those problems have been ironed out. Micron is expected to account for 20% of the RAM employed by Apple this year for the iPhone 6s with Hynix (50%) and Samsung (30%) responsible for the balance.

The Randam Access Memory is basically your phone's short term memory and access to the information in RAM is faster than getting it from your phone's native storage. The original Apple iPhone launched with 128MB of the stuff and it wasn't until the Apple iPhone 5 that Apple went to 1GB of RAM. After doubling the amount of RAM in the Apple iPad Air 2 to 2GB, if this report is legit, it seems that Apple is about to do the same with the next iPhone.

Thanks for the tip!

source: TechNews (translated) via GforGames

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posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:21 34

1. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


HOLY s**t!! that's mindblowing!!! innovation at its best

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:40 24

14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2112; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


The impossible is about to happen.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:39

130. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Well that's no good for running 64bit apps lololol

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 19:58

132. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


It just work.....

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:44 21

17. bendgate (unregistered)


Truly revolutionary.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:37 9

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes it's finally going to have 2GB of RAM when by then Android's flagships will have 4+GB of RAM with their 64Bit Snapdragon 810...

I mean better yes for Apple but FAR, FAR from the best...

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:49 1

47. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Ok stay with your spec-list laminated to your face, I will rather take an advenced, power sipping superchip instead.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:27 11

61. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


"An advanced power sipping superchip instead"... So why are these "not advanced power sipping superchips" yealding better battery life on their respective devices compared to the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus?

Things that make you go hummmm...

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 10:54 4

100. sgodsell (Posts: 3629; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Don't bother with iodine. He was always on about how Android is inefficient and needs more ram, and Apple doesn't need lots of ram its efficient and only needs a small amount of ram. Which is just bull, and now Apple is going with 2gb of ram now. Like all Operating systems grow over time, by adding more features and functionality. Android is always moving on to bigger and better things. Project Ara is a perfect example of this. Can't wait for project Ara.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:10 1

101. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


what the hell do you think the 810 is power sipping superchip as you say, 20nm but the other exynos from samsung is 14nm even less sipping thats the tech that apple will start putting in the ip6s at the end of the year thanks to samsung making it for them

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 22:03 1

136. TechNeck (Posts: 238; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Spec Whores at their best.... :|

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:32

80. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


64 bit? Who introduced this to mobile phone bro? Your arse, yes I know ;)

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:35 8

81. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


64bit with 1GB of RAM is like putting a 140HP 4 cylinder engine in a Ferrari.

Please try harder! lol :-)

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:53 5

84. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


And with this 64bit and 1GB of ram you will have a lot of force close app situations. Reality bro. Apple focus on milking their fanatic customers and they deserve this.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:16 1

103. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


with the 2 gb ram it will be faster than the ip6 but slower then all the androids, but apple will market it as its the fastest iphone ever. yes thats right iphone ever not all phones.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:14 1

102. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


64 bit was all the tech companies apple just jumped the gun to look good but forgot the ram part take a 32 bit and 64 bit iphone5 and see the difference
nothing

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:37 6

33. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


That's insane.
Let's see what more RAM can bring when the OS is capable of utilizing it properly, unlike Android that meaninglessly wastes EVERY kind of resources.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:43 17

41. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


That's cute... have you ever used the BEST OS in the world... Android Lollipop?

Also have you seen how a jailbroken iPhone 6 Plus lags when doing something Android's Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can do since 2012?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LIrCaqbccg

"Let's see what more RAM can bring when the OS is capable of utilizing it properly"

- Best joke of 2015 ^^^

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:36 2

62. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


No, but I used THE worst OS in the world: Android Lollipop.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:59 8

69. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lololololololololololololololololololololololololo​lololololololol

Stand up looks to be right up your alley!

+1 for the super funny!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:19 4

104. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


sure you did hahahahah
you wouldnt know 5.0 and above if you walked in on it on your mom

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 22:32 2

140. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I think iOS is more incapable of utilizing resources..with lower specs and screwn resolution, it still meaninglessly wastes battery resources..

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:25 2

78. dimas (Posts: 2130; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


And an add-on of $150 - 250 for the additional ram. Now I know why they used the term "plus." iPhone 6$

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 10:29 1

95. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Mind blowing 0_o

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:22 9

2. kalloud (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Were already getting 4Gb DDR4 RAM while apple is gonna release a 2Gb ram-ed iPhone. What a world!

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:41

38. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Ok so according to your logic I will buy a computer rack instead of an iPhone, because it has to be a better phone if it has more RAM.... Do you use RAM sticks for calling or what ?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 22:27

139. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Its simple, if I can get more with my money, then why to end up giving the money to the company for less..

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:23 11

3. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Waiting for that 1 precious fanboy to comment. -_-

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:24 11

4. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


we all know who *wink wink*

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:41 6

15. maherk (Posts: 3729; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


He is already here lol

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:26 7

26. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


And he will tell you to get lost lol.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:43 5

42. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


What a shameless guy.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:25

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wlcome back Arte

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 14:23 1

123. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


What's 'Wlcome'? Anything like 'Welcome'? English is hard, huh Mr. Grammar Nazi?
LOL, if you feel the need to constantly correct peoples' posts when you have nothing of value to say, you should at least practice what you preach. We already know you're a hypocrite, but goddam bro.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:32

129. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"Goddam", should be goddamn...bro.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:37 10

34. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


You mean Darkkjedii
LOL

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:41 5

39. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


No. There is a new one. This one's world revolves around Sony & Apple.
Too bad he didn't comment yet.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:57 5

50. maherk (Posts: 3729; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Mmmm i am guessing Martin Cooper?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:15

55. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Nope. This genious joined 3 days back and has over 90 posts already.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:43 2

64. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


And Slaazi.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 16:14

128. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Ah, yes. I know the one. Ha.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 22:07

137. TechNeck (Posts: 238; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


It's funny that you guys are talking about fanboys.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:20

105. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


he will be here.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:25

5. Valoni (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Hahaha sleep apple sleep, it's too late, what innovation.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:27

6. cdm283813 (Posts: 354; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


I pretty much know it will be 2GB and triple core.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:28 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's a given, now that the Air 2 has it.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:28 14

8. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 528; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Apple punishing their fanboys after buying expensive iPhone 6 with 1 GB RAM.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 06:40 15

13. maherk (Posts: 3729; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's not punishment, they actually love bending over for Apple.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:06 1

21. cnour (Posts: 746; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


We will buy the iPhone 6s, 7, 7s and so on....

Why, because when we sell our used iPhones we get excellent prices not like Android phones!!!!!!!!

I can sell now my iPhone 6 in the price of two NEW S5 baby....

Hahahahahahah

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:12 10

24. KyleRiemen (Posts: 120; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


I can now buy a brand new S5 for the half price of your used iPhone 6 and have still 2gb of RAM and no "app relaunching/tabs reloading" issue.

HAHAHAHHAHAHA

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:36

30. cnour (Posts: 746; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


It seems you are talking about iPhone 4.

Hey, restart your S5 quickly, it will be come fast and you gain some RAM. If you don't do it, it will restart alone as usual....

Hahhahahahahahahah

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:38

35. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I can buy an iPad mini for half the price of your s5 and still have a 7,9" screen and no eyestrain issues.

And btw what "app relaunching/tabs reloading" issues ? The most demanding games take a few hudred megs of RAM... At least on iOS.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:24 1

107. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


yup and still have force close saying sorry not enough ram to open those pages.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:40 5

37. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Surely the holds the resell value, but what's the point buying 2 years old tech. You never see Apple at CES, showing there old tech. Lol .

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 07:42 3

40. Iodine (Posts: 1330; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


I am not buying rampant technology and some paper specs, I want a great phone.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 08:24

58. darkkjedii (Posts: 21211; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said bro. +1

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 10:10 4

88. iOSLMFAO (banned) (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


Then don't get an iphone.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 20:59

133. tedkord (Posts: 11641; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's what I want, too. It's why I got the Note 4. Can't be beat today.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 09:39 3

83. dimas (Posts: 2130; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Agree. And what's with this resell value thing? Gadgets are bound to be obsolete and get devaluated once you bought it. Count 1 year and phone spec is already old. Are people treating phones now like valuable minerals or something?

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 11:25

108. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


thats because they are watching it online saying what can we take here. hahahahaha twiddling fingers with a grin

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