I’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.