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

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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126 Comments

1. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Innovation..

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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 ???????

27. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

32. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 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

34. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 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?

35. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

38. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Probably true. XD

37. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

44. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

85. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

91. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

58. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

66. register unregistered

Then it will lost its OS smoothness race.

96. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

97. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

103. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol My Scientific Calculator has more RAM! lol

94. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 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

121. engineer-1701d unregistered

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.

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

78. wilsong17 unregistered

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

122. engineer-1701d unregistered

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.

88. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

100. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

89. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

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

21. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

The mother of all RAM - Tim Cook, September 2014

46. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

112. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

3. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Meanwhile on Android...

14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

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