The Apple iPhone 6 rumored to come with 1GB of RAM aboard
posted by Peter K. / Aug 18, 2014, 5:50 AM
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!
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posted on Aug 18, 2014, 5:54 AM 24
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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 Aug 18, 2014, 6:14 AM 23
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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 Aug 18, 2014, 12:11 PM 0
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 Aug 19, 2014, 1:38 AM 1
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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 Aug 18, 2014, 6:19 AM 18
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 Aug 19, 2014, 1:42 AM 1
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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 Aug 18, 2014, 11:17 AM 2
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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 Aug 18, 2014, 12:59 PM 1
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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 Aug 18, 2014, 5:56 AM 16
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