iPhone 6 specs: no one has any idea how much RAM it’ll have

iPhone 6 specs: no one has any idea how much RAM it’ll haveI’ve mentioned a few times that iPhone 6 particulars are anyone’s guess at this stage, and a series of frankly questionable leaks from Out East have only served to muddy the water further.

Earlier this week it was suggested that the iPhone 6 might have just 1GB of RAM, but the upshot is that we have absolutely no idea.

What happened is, see, a leaked iPhone 6 schematic (ahem) appeared on Weibo via GeekBar, relayed for western audiences by G 4 Games, with the incorrect suggestion that Apple’s next smartphone would have a modest 1GB of RAM.

However, as reported by AppleInsider, it’s been observed that the schematic references a 1GB NAND flash module, which would pertain to internal storage – not RAM.

To be fair, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if the iPhone 6 did touch down with 1GB of RAM. We’ve already heard that the Apple A8 processor might be dual-core, while the imminent flagship phone might adopt a seemingly modest 8MP rear camera.

Apple clearly isn’t one to join the spec race (64-bit “desktop” processor aside), instead focusing on efficiency and whatnot.

There’s always the chance, too, that the smaller iPhone 6 might have 1GB of RAM, while the larger iPhone 6 adopts 2 or even 3GB. Who knows?

For what it's worth, the same source (GeekBar) claims the iPhone 6 will come with Near Field Communication (NFC), though you’ll forgive us for dousing these rumours in salt for now.

The iPhone 6 launch remains pencilled in for September 9.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 19, 2014 at 14:03

Has anyone ever had problems with a lack of RAM on a 5/5c/5S?
Yes, some people who don't use their devices properly...

TJ Skywasher  Aug. 19, 2014 at 18:10

I've never had any problems with the current RAM in my iPhone 5S or iPad Air. Some people have complained to me about needing more RAM for having multiple apps open or for Safari tabs, but I've never had any issues in that regard.

As for iPhone 6 rumours, I don't think anyone really knows what we'll be getting. I tend to be realistic about everything and don't believe a lot of what I read, especially rumours. But I think Apple have kept the wraps on the iPhone considerably well. We know it'll have a larger screen, that much is a give and it'll rock the A8 processor, but apart from that everything else is up in the air. For every rumour that comes out detailing some spec or new feature another one comes out debunking it or suggesting something different. Without hard evidence it's difficult to see what we're going to get, I just hope those often reported back plates with the thick antenna lines aren't the final product. I have visions of what happened with the iPhone 5 and the glass windows, people we're saying it won't happen and it's not the final product and it turned out to be true after numerous sites had repeatedly posted the pictures about for months on end. We'll see anyway, not long to go.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 19, 2014 at 18:24

I've never had any problems with the current RAM in my iPhone 5S or iPad Air. Some people have complained to me about needing more RAM for having multiple apps open or for Safari tabs, but I've never had any issues in that regard.

Agree, TJ... No disrespect to anyone, but if your iPhone 5/5c/5S gets slow... you ARE doing something wrong.
I have had massive Twitter sessions with dozens and dozens of photo uploads, iPhoto open (10,000 or so pics), Safari, Youtube, email in the background.... NEVER have I experienced
slow-downs, or freezes that were RAM related.
And really: is rebooting once a day such a big deal? It's not Windows 95.

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