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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus phablet also comes with 1 GB of RAM

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus phablet also comes with 1 GB of RAM
If you've been expecting that Apple has put a bit more Random Access Memory in the larger, better spec'd-out iPhone 6 Plus it announced last week, you will be in for a surprise... or not, given Apple's way of doing things with the specs sheet. 

The 5.5-incher carries roughly the same specs as its 4.7" iPhone 6 counterpart, such as an A8 processor, in-cell touch display, and an 8 MP iSight camera, but upgrades significantly in several departments. It adds more pixel density to the screen - 401ppi, against the iPhone 6's 326ppi - but also equips the camera with optical image stabilization, and provides a much larger, 2915 mAh battery, to keep the lights on for longer.

Judging from the screenshot here, however, it still keeps the 1 GB of RAM amount that the Apple iPhone 6 carries, so Apple stays true to its tradition not to overdo the iPhone's specs without a tangible reason. Given the way that iOS 8 multitasks, and the fact that all the software in the App Store runs fine with this amount of RAM, Apple's approach seems to be working, so it won't be at least until next year when we see an iPhone with more than 1 GB of RAM on board.

source: Daum

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posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:32 10

1. Azuna (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


wow =\

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:40 3

6. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Look how sick apple is. But i want an upsized iphone!

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 05:36 1

46. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


its a worm apple

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 12:39 6

187. Finalflash (Posts: 3204; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lol the excuses for Apple from the author is what really makes me laugh. This really is iPhoneArena.

"...it still keeps the 1 GB of RAM amount that the Apple iPhone 6 carries, so Apple stays true to its tradition not to overdo the iPhone's specs without a tangible reason. Given the way that iOS 8 multitasks, and the fact that all the software in the App Store runs fine with this amount of RAM, Apple's approach seems to be working..."

"Overdo", no they actively are "under-doing" it even when there is a tangible reason. Given how iOS 8 doesn't multitask it shouldn't matter, but we all know that in the long run, maybe a year or two, it will start lagging like all other Apple devices after just one "update".

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 13:55 1

195. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10633; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Which will make you go out and buy the same phone again with only 1GB of RAM.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 20:06

214. Venkatramanan (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


He may indirectly hints the capability of IOS which can't do much with more RAM.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 07:00

81. jack123 (Posts: 194; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Yup, they're always save some spec for the next iPhone s thing, so they can iPhone 6s and 6s+ a new development.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 08:08 1

136. HamzAmin (Posts: 81; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


The Apple's revolutionary 64-bit processor only takes $38 to manufacture. Just saying. keep Scrolling

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 09:55

162. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


It takes as much as Samsung wants for it.
But this useless "revolutionary 64-bit" makes every iboy happy.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 10:39

175. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


and idiots sad lol.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 14:07 2

198. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This really isn't enough, I was watching Instagram videos on Safari (there were about 20 on one page) on my iPad Air and every time I watched a 4th video, safari would crash. This show their memory management isn't all it is cracked up to be.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 15:18 2

204. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113438413075345362697/albums/6059708602414058433/6059708601723166626?pid=6059708601723166626&oid=113438413075345362697

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 16:41

211. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALLED INNOVATION ;)

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:33 47

2. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Over $1000 for a iPhone 6 plus and they can't include more than 1gb of ram.

Revolutionary.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 05:37 14

47. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


so freakin embarasing honestly, its criminal. robbing ppl blind

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 08:21 7

142. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol I agree...... Apple knows how to blind people lol....

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:38 20

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yep, this is pretty much what I expected.

Also, in a year or two when iOS 9/10 severely bumps up the resource needs of Apple's software, expect this year's and last year's iPhones to run like crap, just like the 4 and to a lesser extent 4S do now.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:40 7

7. vuyonc (Posts: 1021; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Speechless.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:41 34

8. leftheodo (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


It makes sense. Even if it had 4 GB it would be a waste of hardware. iOS multitasking is a joke. The moment you exit an app it gets frozen. This is unacceptable for a "revolutionary" phablet tha costs $1000. Note 4 is a real phablet. This is just a huge iPod.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 05:37 5

48. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Thank You!!!

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 06:27 5

61. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It has always been an iPod on steroids.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:42 16

9. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


And there are still people who think iOS (or the iToy, rather) doesn't need more than 1GB RAM when it desperately needs it. iToy still 1GB ...that's S3 from 2 years ago. Well, then again, iToy is 2012-oriented phone anyways.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 06:12 4

56. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


That's even S2 from 3 years ago.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:42 11

10. f35hunter (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


iNNovation

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 04:43 8

11. Leo_MC (Posts: 1690; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


More RAM for what?
Don't get me wrong, I too want better specs devices but I have a 1 GB device that works flawlessly (according to PA, it still is snappier - maybe faster - than any other Android device).
So, more RAM for what?

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 05:00 14

20. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


iPhone is no fast. It's fluid.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 05:38

49. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


lols :-)

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 08:14

138. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Android phones are fast, but not fluid lol! By the way, prove that iPhones are not fast. I have yet to see an Android phone own the 5s or 5 for that matter. Oh, what happened to the Note 4 against the 5s?

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 08:32 6

145. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


M8 vs 5S? M8 will win. Just saying.

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 09:44

160. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


M8 does win but m8 wins agains every phone out there .

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