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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iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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219 Comments

1. Azuna

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

wow =\

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

46. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

its a worm apple

187. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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".

195. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

214. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

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

81. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

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

136. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

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

162. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

175. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

and idiots sad lol.

198. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

211. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALLED INNOVATION ;)

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

47. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

so freakin embarasing honestly, its criminal. robbing ppl blind

142. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Speechless.

8. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

48. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Thank You!!!

61. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It has always been an iPod on steroids.

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

56. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

That's even S2 from 3 years ago.

10. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

iNNovation

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 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?

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

iPhone is no fast. It's fluid.

49. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lols :-)

138. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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?

145. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

160. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

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

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