1GB RAM, have you felt it yet?

Cod3rror

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I was wondering how has the doubling of RAM affected general usability of the iPhone?

Have you noticed obvious improvements without looking for them?

How many tabs or apps can you have open at the same time now without them needing to reload when you switch to them?
 

dasx

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I haven't noticed anything on a regular basis compared to my 4S. I assume I'll feel it as soon as I edit long videos in iMovie or stuff like that.

What I do know is that the phone feels faster. Due to RAM? I don't think so.
 

Cod3rror

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I haven't noticed anything on a regular basis compared to my 4S. I assume I'll feel it as soon as I edit long videos in iMovie or stuff like that.

What I do know is that the phone feels faster. Due to RAM? I don't think so.
For example if you have 8 tabs opened in Safari, with websites loaded, then open couple of tabs in Chrome or check email and open a GPS app in iPhone 4 once you'd go back to Safari those webpages had to be reloaded because they were kicked out of the memory.
 

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I've not felt any constraints with using my iPhone 5 at all. The puppy is fast and does everything I want it too.
 

dasx

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For example if you have 8 tabs opened in Safari, with websites loaded, then open couple of tabs in Chrome or check email and open a GPS app in iPhone 4 once you'd go back to Safari those webpages had to be reloaded because they were kicked out of the memory.
Well, that happened with the 4S as well. Tried the following:

Opened Safari. Opened 6 tabs with 6 different desktop versions of newspapers' websites. Went to Instagram and looked at the TL. Made a couple of likes. A whatsapp message just came in so swapped to it and replied. I then went to Mail and moved a couple of mails to the proper mail box. Went back to safari. Another mail came in so went and replied. Went back to Safari again. All tabs were there and they didn't need to reload.

I guess that's pretty much what you were asking!
 

Cod3rror

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Well, that happened with the 4S as well. Tried the following:

Opened Safari. Opened 6 tabs with 6 different desktop versions of newspapers' websites. Went to Instagram and looked at the TL. Made a couple of likes. A whatsapp message just came in so swapped to it and replied. I then went to Mail and moved a couple of mails to the proper mail box. Went back to safari. Another mail came in so went and replied. Went back to Safari again. All tabs were there and they didn't need to reload.

I guess that's pretty much what you were asking!
Yep, that's what I was asking for, thanks!

That's impressive!
 

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I was wondering how has the doubling of RAM affected general usability of the iPhone?

Have you noticed obvious improvements without looking for them?

How many tabs or apps can you have open at the same time now without them needing to reload when you switch to them?
Can't remember any but it is an incredible upgrade for me from the iPhone 4.
 
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