The iPhone 6 will most likely have more than 1GB of RAM, and probably get NFC for contact payments

The iPhone 6 will most likely have more than 1GB of RAM, and probably get NFC for contact payments
Yesterday, we published leaked schematics which suggested that the iPhone 6 could appear with the same amount of RAM memory as the iPhone 5S - just 1GB of RAM. With the kind of optimisation Apple is capable of, having only so much memory doesn't sound horrific, but that kind of number isn't very marketable as Android phones with as much as 4GB of RAM are in the pipeline.

Well, it turns out the iPhone 6 most likely isn't coming with 1GB of RAM. A SoC engineer by the name of Todd DeRego has given an educated look at the schematics and explained that it's actually a layout for a NAND flash component - that is, a chip for storing vital information, such as a device's firmware. This means that the schematics don't detail the main memory of the iPhone, but a separate component altogether.

In the case of the iPhone, since iOS 4.0 this 1GB NAND chip has been used for storing the device's bootloader, with the rest of the available space occupied by the "user partition", which contains app and system data, cache, logs, and stuff you generally don't care about in your daily usage. It seems the iPhone 6 will make do with the same amount of NAND storage, which is perfectly fine.

Mr. DeRego spotted another interesting tidbit in the schematics - a NFC chip by NXP Corp, a company that supplies many smartphone manufacturers with them, and also manufactures the iPhone's M7 motion coprocessor. The addition of NFC has been rumored for a while, as reports of Apple's interest in contact payments have surfaced in technological and business publications.

As usual, take these findings with a grain of salt. While the evidence looks convincing, this is the Internet, and its potential for falsifying leaks is limitless.

source: 9to5mac

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1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Such a relief for those ios fans....

4. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Im very sad that note 4 will have 4 gb ram ( maybe 3gb ). because my laptop has 4 gb ram and I feel kinda weird.

9. anas_12345

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh​hhhhh :D :D dont worry man , our laptops is normal .. but ''Note 4'' is not :D :D

14. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You'll have to wait a little longer to feel weird until Android gets 8GB RAM. Android *needs* trice the memory as iOS and twice the memory as PC Windows to be halfway comparable in performance and smoothness.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Because you can actually multitask on Andriod/Windows/Mac OS X

19. AlikMalix unregistered

vince, explain what and how you use multitasking on a phone for?

28. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Im not vince but of course we multi task in our phone many ways. The option was even available old symbian devices. examples for multitasking: u might be playing a game or browsing web then there comes a what's app message 'ding' 'ding' u simply switch from games to what's app and send reply wollah...!!done by better multi tasking we save our time for completing a task. With more ram phone keeps many apps running background (up to 4 to 10 depends on size) so it saves time by reducing time of loading each apps. and multi window feature is cool and great feature for phone with big screens

36. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well for starters, can you get pop up calculator, music player overlays on running app in ios? That's sony's small apps and Samsung's mini apps esque. Then we have split screen multitasking too.

79. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

LG too.

62. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Opening an app and having it open to where I leave off is really handy I love those pop up apps, one of my favorite features since I got my first Android last year Some other examples which people havent mentioned yet: I open links in Javelin's bubble browser, so I dont have to wait for websites to load anymore, especially handy when on 3G (LTE is ridiculously expensive/limited in my country) I use Viral for a pop up YouTube (works with most videos/streams) I use Messenger's chat heads & QKSMS's quick reply to talk to people

57. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

android true multitasking is a joke. though its better compare with wp and ios but its worse to be called true multitasking. look at symbian/meego/sailfish that is true multitasking you can open 10 to 40 apps without affecting perfomance and you can switch among them instant. android when you open game then return to menu and open another game, if you return to first game you have to start all over again

18. AlikMalix unregistered

Not all Jake, MotoX is a good example when you fire lazy and actually give a damn about optimization... HTC One models are pretty good even with their own Sense UI overlay. But yes, most Android phones are like a Frankenstien, even Samsung doesn't use their own processors (they cant afford them after including that heart-rate monitor, just trolling).

27. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Don't mean to sound rude but u seriously need a better brain. Why are u always bring android into non-android article so u can start a flame war. I'm not an iOS hater nor a hater of any brand. I give credit where its due also not afraid to criticize any brand when they do anything dump. And ur right android needs more ram than iOS but not the in a way you put. Android multitasks is way better than iOS. For multi window like features consume way more ram. Android switch apps way faster because it is still in memory but iOS can't because of limited ram. Also android doesn't need 3-4GB ram just look at any nexus or M8 or moto X etc they perform awesome and smooth and on par with any high end iOS devices and they don't lag either (unless ur blinded by hate or ur eyes has some other problems).

29. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

"Android multitasks is way better than iOS" Lol! Per definition, because iOS doesn't multitask at all...! ;-)

46. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Lol. It can play music while browsing web... Okay I'm just kidding. But u believe iOS can multi task but very limited.

47. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I mean But i believe

75. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I was making fun of a girl I was dating way back in the day because she was in the middle of looking something up on Google Maps, then someone called and she ended up losing the address and the name of the place she was looking for (Because of the call)... In the 4 years since this has happened, Apple hasn't fixed that? I'm asking because I'm not an iPhone User and I simply do not know.

41. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

First, the "OP" mentioned Note 4, comparing its RAM with his laptop. Second, iOS DOES multitask - even better than Android. Third, everyone has different level of perception. People with low perception might not sense lags in Android, they are existent nonetheless, thanks to Android's seriously flawed binder.

53. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

First, he didn't bash android . U always do (no offence). U don't always need to bash anything that u don't like second, WHAAAAAAT?? Better than android u say??? My bro use an iPhone he get alot of crashes and had many reloading issues when browsing. And true iPhone multitask but it is limited. Third, okay every one has their own level of perception i agree.but there is no OS without lag. Iphone, wp,android I've seen all laging,honestly speaking. So i might have very high perception:). And i seriously hate lags, freezes and used to complain androids lag on ginger breed back in those days. Now i realised things changed radically. Even moto E&G perform great for a mid-low devices. As far as experience goes I've never find any lag on devices like moto X,M8(HTC),note 3,and WP's lumia 1520,icon these devices I'd hands on with and i guarantee there is no lag.

55. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

iOS DOES multitask extremely well thanks to the GCD. However, Apple doesn't allow third parties full multitasking due to potential security issues which Android actually suffers from on daily basis. On the other hand, Android has to pass virtually every single trivial action through the seriously flawed binder thus wasting tons of cycles.

61. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I know iOS can multitask pretty good. But as you stated "Apple doesn't allow third parties full multitasking" that's just blowed it all. And WP multitask pretty good too and what does it suffer?? In my opinion full multitasking should be available on all OSs. Its already 2014. Those old symbian did multitask pretty good. And why are saying android Binders are flawed. Could you Please explain.?

65. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

To be precise, it's not about binder itself, but Android's dependency on it. Binder the bureaucrat is so to say the choke point for everything, including user inputs. Just imagine the king's messenger standing in the queue among peasants at the city gate, and bureaucrats aren't exactly fast doing their job That's why Android is inherently laggy at everything.

67. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Its just that many saying its a great and efficient way using binder the communication mechanism of android process. But your comment does make sense. Well google might find away eventually i think. Anyway thanks for the information buddy

72. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Which android device did you used to test these things mr. JakeLee?

80. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

iOS DOES multitask? Are you kidding me? You really need to read your facts you stubborn iSH33P. iOS suspends the apps its not real multitasking, rather pseudo. And 1GB RAM isn't enough for iOS as everytime you 'supposedly multitask' and then switch, the previous app closes. So annoying. Like you.

84. mrochester

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think you should read up on iOS multitasking so that you understand it better before making comments about it. iOS suspends apps that don't need to run in the background (such as a game, or a calculator app, etc), and has various multitasking services that apps can use when something does need to happen in the background.

31. uzimafioso

Posts: 467; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

No it doesnt actually. The smoothness isn't dependent on RAM but the optimization. HTC Sense is the smoothest Android skin plus Motorola optimizes their phones and Android accordingly even better than stock Android on Nexus devices. Nexus devices are snappy though not the smoothest. Touchwiz feels laggy cause it's software is written to exactly mimic the finger movement (hence it feels like a stutter even on Snapdragon 801). Anyway iOS is better optimized cause it has only one specific hardware to run.

38. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nexus devices are smooth too, by smooth if you mean transition animations, then yes, stock android has very few animations.

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I see you're back at your BS spewing (which no one gives crap about) after yesterday's facepalm. Let ios first Match half of the multitasking capabilities, then lets do the talking.

56. mrochester

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

You should stop focussing on what is technically possible in Android and start focussing on what is actually useful. I haven't come across any scenario on my iPhone where I've felt it needs a more powerful multitasking API; everything I expect it to do in the background, it does in the background, and that's all it needs to do. There seems to be a grave misunderstanding about multitasking on iOS and Android; they are both surprisingly similar in the way they work. But there are many people who don't actually care about the technical details and simply want to trumpet some tired old addage to champion their platform of choice, no matter how uninformed and ignorant it makes them look. The same people usually accuse others of not knowing what they're talking about too...

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