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The Apple iPhone 6 rumored to come with 1GB of RAM aboard

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The Apple iPhone 6 rumored to come with 1GB of RAM aboard
As September nears, it is more than natural that one of the hottest topics in the mobile industry right now, the upcoming Apple iPhone 6, or whatever it ends up being called in the end, is the subject to even more rumors and speculations, most of which will turn out to be false. Of course, it's impossible to know which ones actually hold water beforehand, at least until Tim Cook gets on stage and unveils Cupertino's next champion. Well, one of the latest rumors regarding the hugely-anticipated iPhone flagship claims that it will feature the same amount of RAM as its predecessors over the past few years - 1GB.

Initially spotted by GeekBar and afterwards re-shared by Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging site, the rumor allegedly shoes leaked papers that reveal the hardware schematics of the iPhone 6. The title of one of the papers clearly says “POP-FIJI-1GB-DDR-BO-BGA”, which allegedly means that Cupertino's next forerunner won't stray away from its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, in the memory department. It's worth mentioning that GeekBar has previously leaked quite a number of schematics that have revealed specific details about the hardware of Apple's devices. Despite this, take your biggest bucket of salt with you, as you'd need to take handful of the substance along with this rumor.

We can't say if the iPhone 6 will indeed come with this exact amount of RAM on board. Its Android rivals have amped up their game in this exact department long ago – 2GB of RAM seems to be the standard in the industry at the moment, while the higher-end devices are even graced with 3GB of RAM. Probably it won't take long before we witness the mass-market adoption of smartphones with 4GB of RAM abroad. The reason behind Apple's modest actions in the RAM compartment is the optimization of their mobile OS, iOS, which usually perform on par with devices that have way more random access memory.

The iPhone 6 with 1GB of RAM, yay or nay? Share your opinion in the comments section below!
The Apple iPhone 6 rumored to come with 1GB of RAM aboard
source: Weibo via G4Games

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posted on 18 Aug 2014, 05:54 24

1. karkavelas (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


Innovation..

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:14 23

12. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Hope it's not true.1GB ram is enough to run iOS smooth but for better multitasking and future proofing hardware with better specs so it can get real update rather than features ripped update and for high end games is not enough. 1GB in 2014, from any view whether it be fanboy's or tech geek's view is not enough. Hope it's at least 2GB. Even moto E and G got 1GB ram so why not this supercostly iPhone doesn't ???????

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:41 16

27. neela_akaash (Posts: 176; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Wow! Most anticipated gadget of the year with that huge, monstrous 1024 mb of ram. Great Apple. Ha ha ha ha.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:00 5

32. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Arte-8800 would probably say "Bogus 1GB ram and Bogus 64-bit Operating System"

Atleast We can have silence from stupid flame wars and unnecessary Spamming on Phonearena :D

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:07

34. chunky1x (Posts: 261; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


This is address to Phone Arena. Why the hell is my antivirus keep saying that threat has been detected every time I open your website Phone Arena?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:11 11

35. techspace (Posts: 774; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


maybe your antivirus detects the trolls and fanboys on PA :D

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:17

38. chunky1x (Posts: 261; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Probably true. XD

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:16 1

37. NexusPhan (Posts: 540; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


They have a TON of trackers on the PA website. I'm not surprised it's flagged as a suspicious site.They must be making a killing in advertising dollars.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:29 1

44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That's because your system is detecting all of those iNfected iPhone 6 article rumours.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:08

85. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1887; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Right, because there's only one troll on one side of the OS debate. Asking for a stop to the flame wars here is like asking for perpetual motion.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:54 2

91. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1653; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No, Jakelee and Ninteysix are still here unfortunately. We are not safe from stupid flame wars

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 08:28

58. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


apple doesnt want the GB ram race xD
like megapixel race time before

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:42

66. register (unregistered)


Then it will lost its OS smoothness race.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 12:19 1

96. neela_akaash (Posts: 176; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


This article is just pulling out the hidden frustration of iOS users..

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 12:24 1

97. neela_akaash (Posts: 176; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Whether it is true or false but This article is just spilling out the hidden frustration of iOS users..

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 13:48 1

103. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4416; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol My Scientific Calculator has more RAM! lol

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 12:11

94. Philipand96 (Posts: 79; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


Fake

A lot of fakes have been coming out of China and have been “created" by altering a real item / document

NB all real iPhone leaks have mentioned both 4.7" and 5.5 inch

This is faked using most likely the IP5S document and 1GB

Also as this has be cited as a leak with NO 5.5" details to work with, faking it and getting it wrong proves it was fake, that is why ONLY the 4.7 is mentioned.

Finally all the 4.7" mid to high end phone all come with 2 GB Ram.

The 4.7" will be 1.5GB Ram minimum if it and the 5.5" are not BOTH 2GB, waht theey wont be is 1Gb

To only have just the 4.7" figure is the first time it has been leaked on own

The recent leaks e.g. Lumia 830 and Note 5 defy common sense in that both Nokia and Samsung are staging events where the press have been invited, now someone completely off the grid get the scoop

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:38 1

121. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1229; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


hey philip dont know if you know this but the 5.5 as of last month was put on hold to see how the bigger phone works out in sales, plus big thing here is the phones are made in china so dont you think the person that got paid for the leak would not waste jail in china time for fake news. ? not a preacher
but the real reason they dont need bigger ram they said this was only going to be bigger 5s with nfc. nothing more.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:19 18

15. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


That's what they're all about at Apple, innovating new ways to milk more. What really pisses me off though, is the perpetuation by so called tech journalists that it is Apple's optimizations that allow them to use less RAM. Limiting functionality to reduce RAM usage isn't optimization. The reason iPhones can get away with less RAM is because they literally have 0 multitasking/backgrounding capabilities. Also, it helps Apple with their planned obsolescence strategy and idiots praising them for their "optimizations" only help perpetuate this anti-consumer behavior.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 10:08 1

78. wilsong17 (Posts: 1090; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Thank you buy if they have widget watch how it will lag

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:42 1

122. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1229; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


my god if apple had on screen widgets and multitask it would crash and flame up every few hours. big screen bigger gpu and maybe cpu from 1 or 2 core to a quad core with one bg ram and a 64bit it would take 30 to 60 sec to open an app or screen change.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:17 2

88. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3737; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It's not just because there is no multitasking. It's because virtually every benchmark and review of the iPhone does not reflect a wide range of real world usage cases.

For example, once you load up Safari with the maximum number of open tabs and have a few other apps "semi-tasking", you will find that you will have to reload some or all of your tabs in Safari because the OS is out of RAM. This can be terrible if you have a slow (or no) data connection at the time.

There are many other examples. All it takes is one big app to hog all the memory and then maximal swapping will ensue. And if you want to see how lame an iPhone is for "power users", this is one easy way to do it.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 12:59 1

100. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


The benchmark thing is a very sad state of affairs concerning Apple and the tech media bias towards them. Pure theoretical tests like Antutu aren't allowed on iOS so far and the upcoming release version of Antutu already shows that Apple hardware is quite a bit behind its Android equivalents. The current suite of benchmarks are highly rigged towards Apple because they test things that are dependent on screen resolution where Apple will win due to a lower resolution. Tests that open webpages 10 000 times will always do better on Apple devices because the resolutions of those webpages will be far lower. Tests concerning off-screen 1080p drawing is usually give or take between the PowerVR chips and Adreno/Mali.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:22 2

89. uzimafioso (Posts: 113; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Hahaha good point. Jakelee would probably be in iChurch begging steve jobs to let it be a lil bit more :p

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:28 2

21. Duketytz (Posts: 519; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


The mother of all RAM - Tim Cook, September 2014

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:30 3

46. kalloud (Posts: 120; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


2GB of ram is the innovation of the 2015 iPhone.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 17:14

112. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


EWW only 1GB? that was like 4yrs ago when we all had 1GB of ram. man feel really sorry now especially with a tiny lil battery.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 05:56 16

2. tech2 (Posts: 2443; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I've already seen many instances of app crashes on my roommates' iPad 4 due to limited RAM when playing high graphic intensive games. If this is true and with the ever expanding features in iOS 8 it will seriously hamper the reliability of the device.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 05:57 10

3. RuiBacelar (Posts: 145; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Meanwhile on Android...

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:16 36

14. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


...people complaining about Note 4 not having 4GB Ram.lol

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:45

68. register (unregistered)


There are some who says note 4 will lag with 4GB Ram. LOL. Imagine how innovative iphone 6 will perform with 1 GB Ram.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:55 2

92. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Those might be some haters. I'd hands on with a note 3 and it work so smooth and he showed me multi windows feature which is awesome and lag free. But i did heard some saying S5 lags don't know whether its true or false. And i know touch wiz is kinda resource hog and seen lag on some low-mid range phones(core and grand).android phones I've seen like M8,moto x,note 3 are lag free. Also low end phones like moto E,G,xperia Micromax unite 2 are lag free too.
but no phone is completely lag free, even WP and iOS .
and true iphone perform pretty good with 1GB ram but feature wise both iPhone and WP are behind android. Especially in multitasking where android rocks. And note series need more ram since they've come pack with some cool features like multi window etc.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 17:15

113. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Mean while GALAXY NOTE 4GB if rumor of ram. While everyone else have 3GB.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 05:58 4

4. Timmons (banned) (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Oh wow! It just doesn't seem to be enough to me. They should have given it at least 2 for future proofing. Maybe I'm wrong though.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:23

17. JC557 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


You're probably not though seeing as how the iPhone 3G and 3GS had a discrepancy when it came to future iOS updates and features in those updates. Unless of course Apple forgoes the multitasking and sticks with the current scheme but even still. Apps will get more advanced or more features may be implemented which more often than not requires more RAM, especially if they want to make full use of that 64-bit processors.

We'll find out in a month.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 05:59 11

5. Planterz (Posts: 1080; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oh wow, a WHOLE GIG?!?!? The iPhone 5/s/c might work ok with 1gb, but with more pixels to push, 1gb might not be enough.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 11:30

90. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm sure it will work fine as is, but this also means there probably won't be any real innovation to multitasking. Multi-window support would be pretty awesome, especially on the larger iPhone.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:05 9

6. Zomer (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Come on 1GB? It's 2014 Apple. I know iOS is optimized, but Safari on my iPad Air is crashing all the time on certain pages because it doesn't have enough memory. The iPhone 5S is performing better, but that is probably caused by the lower res screen.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:10 1

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


At least give us 2GB RAM, 2GB RAM is already a very easy job for you because your iPhone costs more than an Android device with 3GB RAM.
1GB RAM? Unless it's the iPhone 6C. But iPhone 6? Good luck on the heavy multitasking, Apple.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:12

8. amiaq (Posts: 499; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I just peed in my pants with this excitement.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:14 1

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I pooped out rainbows with this excitement.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:58 1

76. register (unregistered)


Change it

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:14 3

9. DouchebagWendy (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Doesn't matter, just take my money!!! :)

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:15 13

13. Tritinum (Posts: 277; Member since: 06 May 2014)


why does it sound like you are hiring a prostitute? :/

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:47

70. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


LMFAOOO!

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:25

18. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Gimme then.....

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:45 3

28. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


IF you/we/customers simply accept everything our bellowed company sells & buys it and shows full satisfaction(even if we aren't though u might be:)) then they'll never change or upgrade. But by showing our feedbacks whether it be positive or negative or be it offensive then they'll have no choice but to give us what we want, not what they want us to use. Customers satisfaction plays a great role in succes of a Business. Give credit where its due and don't give credit where its not due:)

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:50

123. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1229; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


hence the galaxy s5 we opted out and samsung is crying sorry and fixing it.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 08:27

57. joey_sfb (Posts: 3231; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


2014 is for 5.5 booby screen.

Ram is reserved for 2015 maybe 2016 if iPhone 6 sales is still good.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:41 2

64. register (unregistered)


Banned again Wendy.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:46 2

69. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Ouch banned again LOL. Next time use a different email and a different username. And please come back LOL.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:51

124. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1229; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


what i liked the booby pic wendy lol

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:14 2

11. irbaaz (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


1gb is sufficient for ios
i never had face any problem with 1gb ram on iphone 5
sometimes apps crashes but i dont think it is because of ram....

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:25 6

19. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I traded my iPhone 5s for a Note 3 because of all the memory crashes I received. And I refuse to buy an ipad with only 1 gig. Huge mistake on Apple's part. I'm starting to realize that iOS may be limited to this amount or they don't want app developers to exploit a weakness in idevices with less than 1 gig.
It should cost no more than $2 to $5 for Apple to increase ram from 1 to 2 gig which is peanuts for a better experience. This rumor better not be true.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 07:30 1

45. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


It's not about the money, it's because if the next iteration of the iPhone has no new features to tout, then they can rise the RAM and brag about it. They're just saving it for a rainy day, not to bring the best they can to customers.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 08:44

61. Deaconclgi (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


An increase of $2 X 10 million sales equals 20,000,000 additional cost for Apple....if my fuzzy math is to be believed. Tim Cook may have said "It is both worth the extra expense, our target users won't know the difference and we will not publish that information on the retail box to avoid comparisons with competing devices." Yeah....just like that. /s

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 09:31

63. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


What about this talk of Sapphire glass which would be crazy expensive compared to increasing the ram. Or what about the screen increase, touchID or the faster processor? 2 gigs of ram should be on par or even cheaper.
If these new iDevices don't get more than 1 gig something is not possible within iOS. Makes no sense really.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 01:56

126. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1229; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


they that 20. mil apple paid that is like 20 cent will be paid back since they raise the phone price as well with the new one. also its the cheapest phone to build look at a tear down on it. i build them to make extra cash and they are cheap parts. they make 500 on each phone.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:26 2

20. JC557 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Okay but this new iPhone will have a larger display, more advanced apps and games will be released in the future, especially those that may take advantage of the 64-bit processor. Then there are also future iOS updates to think about and features that may require more working RAM.

I hope this rumor proves to be false.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 06:32 1

23. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1022; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


For better multitasking
For better future hardware so we receive real full features os updates
For multiwindowing apps
For better browsing experience
Moto E,G works smooth and fast with 1GB ram but we ask more ram on Moto X/X+1
IF you/we/customers simply accept everything our bellowed company sells & buys it and shows full satisfaction(even if we aren't) then they'll never change or upgrade. But by showing our feedbacks whether it be positive or negative then they'll have no choice but to give us what we want, not what they want us to use. Customers satisfaction plays a great role in succes of a Business.

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