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!
source: Weibo via G4Games

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x

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126 Comments

127. engineer-1701d unregistered

i see samsung making funny commercial about this.

117. andres_sungit

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Asus Zenfone 5 has 2GB of RAM and its very cheap than the Iphone. So the Iphone 6 should have at least 2GB of RAM.

116. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

if the ram stays the same, but the resolution substantially increases ( I can't see it will quad retina with 1gb of ram), performance will suffer, I presume the resolution won't increase then

115. 21babydoll12 unregistered

I rather have better frequency then size. I case folks have forgotten, ios doesnt multitask is very limited based on ios. It would be more exciting with DDR3 LP 1333 or 1600. Besides when apple was working with DDR2 1066, I do believe the rest of the manufacturers had DDR2 800

114. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Note 1, 2 and 3 are still laughing

111. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

if u care about how big your RAM or how fast CPU on phone is, u are looking wrong way apple is not for U. i use iphone for a while now, i enjoy phone 100%, and i have couple laptops tablet and pc at home they all have at least 8 GB ram each :d

108. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The only major need of more ram in any computer is to increase multi-tasking ability. The iPhone never had such and looks like it won't this time either. Also you have to consider, apps for ARM don't need a lot of memory. Games for example. IOS has a lo of games from the 80's. Those games ran on CPU's and GOU's that were not nearly as powerful as they are now. Pac-Man for example even written in todays language on iOS of C+, will use less than 1% of the CPU's power and the same for the GPU. Also takes up a very small amount of memory space. Likely less than 100K. But even tho many iOS apps aren't memory hoggers, more RAM would allow for more variation in the apps capabilities. Consider that iOS itself uses 50% of the available RAM. That leaves only 50% for everything else. If you load a high resolution game, most of that RAM will be eaten up by the code of the came. In fact I would say at ;east 300MB of the 512MB that is left. That's a lot. The CPU's cache wont help much here and the GPU is going to actually work harder as it takes on more tasks that could be stored in RAM. For example, all games have repeat instruction. Most eliminate constant redraws of sprites. These can be held in the cache or RAM. But not many can if there is a small amount. This forces the GPU to draw them each time making more work. This makes the GPU run hotter too, which results in poor battery-life. With a 64bit CPU where Apple has made its own apps 64bit and requires double the memory space, to not add more RAM would be stupid. I will stick with devices with more RAM, as they have more multi-tasking capabilities; well at least the Galaxy Note does and the Galaxy S; and I will leave the one trick pony to be a non-contender to a real phone. The iPhone is still the same toy it was in 2007.

107. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

It should have 1.5GB of RAM, god damn Americans who believe everything on the internet.

104. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

1Gb ram? Kidding?

101. itsmekalyan

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

thats soo 2009

95. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

83. Timmons

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

This site is full of ridiculous fanboys who are vindictive. It's almost like the ign of phones. You talked about android so I'm talking about Apple, like a bunch of kids. I wonder what the average age on here is.. 12 maybe? I'm sure this will start everyone up.

105. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

it just hobby and people like to brag. people can be childish no matter what their age because they can and have the freedom.

132. engineer-1701d unregistered

its got to be about that i am 34 and have done military and graduated college 2 times now and still can look from both sides but when people start spreading lies and others believe thats what gets me started. i am the guy that stops and helps people on the side of the road asks for nothing and leaves i think this site is full of people on facebook and twitter and others needing someone to acknowledge them for saying things thats why they start wars, i bet you that the people that start all the wars have all to sm sites and are taking selfies and all that kid stuff.

80. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh dear, I have an iPad 4 and it's begging for an extra GB of RAM, I have to stick to a maximum of 3 tabs in Safari so I don't get reloads thanks to the puny 1GB RAM, really Apple, 2GB RAM should be the new standard. Interesting how the Samsung trash talkers have gone quiet, they will troll an article about something awesome in the Note 4 but very quiet when there's an article about something negative Apple is doing, lol, or they just make excuses, lmao.

131. engineer-1701d unregistered

i am a samsung fans and we dont for the most start trashing anything until we are attacked. look if this article said its 3 gig then we would say good for you apple but even apple and mostly apple fans are saying no to this. i read and comment on all and look from both side

73. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I don't care if iphone 6 comes with 1gb RAM, its better for Android turf anyway. What I am worrying is about the new ipad, I want it this holidays, but if it comes with 1gb RAM, I'm not buying it.

71. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Even though my iPad runs silky smooth with 1 GB of RAM, I think Apple should stick 2 GB in the next iPhone, since it will get them on par with high end Androids and WPs, in specs.

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed. Throw in the extra RAM, couldn't hurt.

130. engineer-1701d unregistered

you mean the midrange android phones the high ends go 3 and 4 now.

62. Mrmark

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Sooooo... I think its about time that we stop comparing different phone OS in the Spec department at least when it comes to Process Power/Ram and just focus on Screen and Usability. Maybe I am wrong though.

79. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Comparing software is comparing software. Comparing hardware is comparing hardware. So yeah you are wrong. Consumers should look for the value of what they buy. Why let the company overcharge you for stripping away software features until it works with lower end hardware? You have it backwards buddy.

55. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I just use my iphone as a Apps Launcher anyway.... Hint, it's the reason I carry two phones, I do all my multitasking on my Note, even the OG-Note, with its "multi-window" function is better than my iphone 4. I'm happy to upgrade this year to the "Note Edge" that's coming out, and i'm still buying a iphone 6 Apps Launcher. O.o 1 App at a time is all iphone is good for to me.

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah ok dude, we really buy that one O.o.

52. SIGPRO

Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Epic Fail!

50. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Tim Cook needs to get fired if this is true

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well that's just great. Hope that's just a rumor. Arte 8800 whatcha think? We're all waiting...........................................​........................

49. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

failed summoning Arte

51. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What's the point man? You're just looking for trouble. You know he's gonna post offensive comments to you like calling you "Meathead", "Egghead", "iMeathead", "iCult", "Middle aged saggy wife" etc.

54. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Oops, you should let precious women (mother, wife) out of this. That's below the belt.

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