The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may be sporting 2 GB of RAM indeed

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may be sporting 2 GB of RAM indeed
After a rogue press release from Adobe spilled the beans that the iPad Pro has 4 GB of RAM, now a Reddit user of purported Apple employee origin, has posted that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus do indeed have 2 GB of RAM, as speculated long before their announcement. As usual, Apple never gives specs details which according to it are irrelevant to the overall experience, like processing speed, RAM amount, or battery capacity, and the new iPhone are no exception. 

The Reddit thread got shaken by a handle dubbed adobeflashcrashed, so someone from Adobe with access to Apple's internal might again be on the prowl. The source posted some screenshots, one of which you can see below, seemingly confirming access to Apple's internal website asw.apple.com, and said that the 2 GB of RAM mention was found "in a PDF doc under the iPhone tab," but couldn't take a screenshot of it due to employee watermarking. 

In any case, we won't know for sure before the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are disassembled for the first time, and the chippery inside put under examination, but all rumors and leaked benchmarks were pointing in that direction even before this tangential proof claim.


source: Reddit via GSMArena

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iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It is more than 100% certain that it has 2GB, Apple never talks about memory, with Air 2 it didn't either. I'm curious to see how 6S performs but I won't buy it for sure, pathetic battery in such expensive phone isn't what I'm looking for. I guess, I will get used 5S then, if Apple doesn't care about people who want something smaller

14. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Sony does... go Compact.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah I'm considering it but I'm waiting for reviews. And I'm Z3C owner :D But the thing is I like iOS much better than Android but only with jailbreak

30. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Really? I can't stand iOS, it is so boring..... I can borrow a device for a little while but nothing more... maybe 3 years ago when Android lag was a thing, I would envy a little bit iOS devices, but today, there is almost nothing that makes them appealing to me. However a jailbroken one is a different beast, though I can't talk from experience there.

54. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I also adored Android for a long time in Jelly Bean era but after discovering jailbreak on iOS 6 and 7 I never really came back to Android (well, except owning Z3C for 5 months :d but I always missed iOS simplicity and how easily I can modify literally everything with jailbreak) Everybody says how Android is much more customisable, I agree when it comes to stock, but jailbreak has one huge advantage over root - EVERY tweak written for i.e. iOS8 works for EVERY iOS8 device, on Android every device has its thread on XDA and you cannot get tweaks from i.e. HTC Viper ROM on S6 and vice versa. And jailbreak doesn't slow down iOS in opposition to i.e. custom task switchers or shortcuts in status bar which take RAM and CPU (Xposed is awesome though, but still those tweaks don't work on every device) And I don't know if there is app like Activator on Android, I can't imagine not having it on my phone, half of tasks on my iPhone I do with gestures now. Android has plenty of appeal for me, OTG, cheap accessories! overall is more compatible with everything, from Chromecast to normal printers and keyboards, but it can't match iOS comfort IMO. And with Jailbreak there is nothing you can't get, ever split screen that people love on TouchWiz is in Cydia for free and works exceptionally well. And I even don't hate iTunes that much, though with Jailbreak I use PwnTunes so my iPhone can work in MTP mode like every Android, it was pain in the ass without it :d

63. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Wiencon if you know what you doing you can use tweak from other phone as long as its dont need specific hardware. plz dont talk of stuff you dont know.. There is app like activator on android. ( GMD Gesture Control ) i been using it and i love it. Still i dont like rooting or jailbreak i prefere when its give me the most option and choice to choose from out of the box and on this Android win. Also i can switch OEM as much as i want and keep all my purchases thats ios dont offer. When ios will be available on something else than an iphone ( so if Apple ever let others builder make ios device ) i wont ever get one :) but as Apple will never do this well thats it :) I prefere an ecosystem thats has many OEM competing with each other as its bring the price of device to a more realistic price compared to Apple overpriced devices.

81. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Maybe I was uncler, what I meant is that if there is some SystemUI tweak for Xperia UI you cannot install it on HTC or Samsung. And I didn't know about this GMD app, I will check it on my old LG, if it really works as flawlessly as Activator there might be another reason for switching to Android :d And I agree about price, that's why I never buy newest models, Z3C was exception, but maybe when iP7 is released I will consider buying 6S, I won't let Apple rape me :d

31. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I Agree wienon. I also enjoy IOS much better WITH jailbreak vs android as well. It's literally the best of both worlds. The word is that IOS9 will not be jailbreakable though.

37. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

@combatmedic870 I'm sure someone will eventually find a way to ajailbreak ios9.

38. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

*jailbreak

41. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

A company called K33N is going to jailbreak iOS 9:)

76. crazycompact

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I am happy with Z3C because this is real compact. For me, the king of smartphone compact is Sony xperia Z compact :)

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hey PA, you forgot to say "This is a rumor and should taken with a grain of salt" no prove. Just wait till you have actual APPLE prove that it has 2gb of ram.

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Didn't this happen, this time last year? Only time will tell...

3. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Did you guys really make an article saying it MAY have 2gb of RAM? WE KNOW THAT ALREADY LOL

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

When they put out articles like this one just shows that all they are is a Clickbait website. No actual reporting just gossip.

6. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Agreed. I wouldn't even call them articles, they are simply URLs with recycled info.

5. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Come on Apple surprise us with something good!

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

It has to have 2Gg of ram it would be shameful if not. Apple is certainly aware that new features such as true multitasking, always on Siri 3d force touch would greatly benefit from additional memory as much as they would like to save money to make huge profits they had to by necessity up the ram to 2Gb

68. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

What need to be done and what Apple do dont always match up...

10. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

maybe 1.5 gb

12. Shocky unregistered

Where are all the people claiming iPhone's don't need more than 1GB of storage because it's so efficient?

15. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It's What happens when apple announce something that they are putting on their new device in which android have had for years now. Apple cultists spew blasphemy saying 1 gig isn't needed, yet here we are. Happens every year. I remember my friend telling me that my s6 is massive and yet he buys a 6 plus because in his words 'apple have it now so i need it'

23. mrochester

Posts: 978; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Because my 1GB iPhone works better than my 2GB Android phone? More RAM does not = better.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't work better than (or do as much as) my 3gb Android phone.

45. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Probably not your 3GB phone but it works better than this 4GB phone. http://www.cultofandroid.com/75730/iphone-6-smokes-samsung-note-5-in-speed-test/

51. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nice cherry pick. Now go ratchet the test of the speed comparisons on YouTube.

53. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

That's not the point of my post.. It was to say how apple cultist deny and call things gimmicks until they come to their apple device. Just look at all the positive feedback the internet is giving the apple pen - lol. I remember when apple said a stylus was not needed etc etc

73. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Most smartphone owners don't care about RAM as long as the phone works up to snuff. More than 1GB of RAM wasn't needed for iOS at that point in time. It has since become heavier, so they had to up the hardware requirements. Jobs said the stylus was yuck 8 years ago when referring to resistive screened devices at the iPhone launch. The iPad wasn't even released and they didn't have the applications to leverage its uses. It pays to use context. The iPhone still doesn't use a stylus and will probably remain that way considering its handful of uses in general. If it was so popular, more companies would utilize it on their phones. Overall, the screen size and brand recognition sell Notes, not the stylus.

86. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And overall, brand recognition is what sells iPhones. Much more so than Samsung.

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