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

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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143 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

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

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The impossible is about to happen.

130. cheetah2k

Posts: 2192; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

132. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

It just work.....

17. bendgate unregistered

Truly revolutionary.

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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...

47. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

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

61. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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...

100. sgodsell

Posts: 6911; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

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

136. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Spec Whores at their best.... :|

80. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

81. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

64bit with 1GB of RAM is like putting a 140HP 4 cylinder engine in a Ferrari. Please try harder! lol :-)

84. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

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.

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

33. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 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.

41. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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 ^^^

62. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

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

69. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lololololololololololololololololololololololololo​lololololololol Stand up looks to be right up your alley! +1 for the super funny!

104. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

140. iushnt

Posts: 3067; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

78. dimas

Posts: 3297; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

95. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Mind blowing 0_o

2. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

38. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 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 ?

139. iushnt

Posts: 3067; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

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

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

we all know who *wink wink*

15. maherk

Posts: 6718; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He is already here lol

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