Other 3/ 4GB Memory in Next iPhone?

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  1. ksec macrumors regular

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    When do you think will iPhone gets the next memory upgrade? Given the iPhone X Plus should have even more pixels to drive, it make sense to bump up to 4GB memory right?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 601

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    A bump in memory is not decided just like that. They’ll run a lot of performance benchmarks and then only decide to upgrade if it’s required in day to day use. Chances of a memory increment is less this year imho.
     
  3. dfgddikf macrumors regular

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    This years iPhones will all be variants of the X, which has 3 GB. I don't think they'll release another phone with 2 GB.
     
  4. tonybarnaby macrumors 6502a

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    4gb sounds good, but when you consider that people are still using phones with 1 or 2gb, it makes you realize 3gb should be good for a while. You can never have too much ram, but I don’t think 4gb will be mandatory for a few more years at least. I came from android and was shocked to hear my 8 plus only had 3gb. I’m so used to android phones having 4-6gb of ram, but it’s a totally different system.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Either will do. Have very seldom run into memory problems but then I am not a power user with 40 tabs open.
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Well 'they' right royally messed up with the 6+. That thing could barely function correctly let alone multitask with the measly 1GB of RAM.
     
  7. HarryWild macrumors 65816

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    It iPhone is going to have multitasking abilities with the ability to do split screens, side by side, I think the next iPhone will have 4GB and plus size 6 GB RAM! Many Andriod top of line smartphones have 8-12GB of RAm inside them now so that would a very conservative amount for Apple to release in September.
     
  8. aneftp macrumors 601

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    6gb was not the norm in high end android phones until recently (the past 12 momths). The 2017 Galaxy S8 has 4gb ram. Same as the 2016 galaxy s7. Android needs more ram than ios anyways.

    Yes. The S8 plus finally got 6gb ram cause it’s a bigger phone. And a fewer less known high end android phones have 6gb ram towards middle of 2017 (Mi something and one note series etc)

    I think the 6.1 inch iPhone X plus will have 4gb ram though. 3gb ram on their 2016 iPhone 7 Plus and 2017 iPhone 8 Plus/X seems dated in 2018.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I actually never struggled much when I owned the iPhone 6 with one GB of RAM, but I also think it depends how you were using the iPhone for someone tonotice the instability at times. Apple likes to ration how they include additional ram with future iPhone models, compared with the iPhone 6 started with one GB of RAM, when it would have been more manageable with 2GB of RAM for some.
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 601

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    Companies make mistakes, that doesn’t mean any random decisions are made in a multi billion dollar company that is incidentally the wealthiest company in the world.
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 601

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    Which phone comes with 12GB RAM?!
     
  12. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Most iOS devices are still using 2 GB, and running quite well. I don't think they'll move beyond 3 GB in iPhones just yet.
     
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    Well so much for bigger screen=more ram, 'cuz the smaller screen SE got more ram than the 6!
     
  15. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    4GB is still sufficient on Android, the recently released Xperia XZ2 and Samsung S9 come with this amount. For heavy multitasking 6GB is better, which phones like the Note 8 and S9 Plus satisfy. Only companies like OnePlus put silly amounts of RAM in their phones.
     
  16. JPack macrumors 68000

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    Almost guaranteed to be 4GB.

    Last week, TSMC lowered their guidance significantly due to weak demand for a "very high-end smartphone” according to their CEO. The enthusiasts bought iPhone X last year and now we’re seeing true demand for the model.

    Apple won’t simply dust off iPhone X and sell the model this year without appreciable differences on the inside. Not if they want to maintain momentum.
     
  17. KGB7 macrumors 6502a

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    More ram doesn’t drive more pixels. You might be confused how things work.
     
  18. aneftp macrumors 601

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    It was the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus with 1gb ram that struggled out of the box.

    Did u own the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus (1080p display?)? Or did you own the 4.7 iPhone 6 with 1gb ram (750p display)?

    It’s the 1080p display that choked on 1gb ram
     
  19. pika2000 macrumors 68040

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    Apple put 1GB on the 6 Plus (to its detriment), and just 2GB for the 9.7” iPad Pro. So it seems like Apple is quite conservative on RAM size to the point where some devices suffer.

    I do expect my next iPhone to have at least 3GB of RAM, so that would “force” me to the Plus models.
     
  20. now i see it macrumors 68000

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    Nope-
    It was later versions of iOS that killed it. The ip6+ runs great on iOS 8 and plenty fine on iOS 9. iOS 10 slowed it down some. iOS 11 killed it.
     
  21. HarryWild macrumors 65816

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    And it didn't help. The company filed bankruptcy
     
  24. pika2000 macrumors 68040

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    Actually, the 6+ wasn’t great from the beginning. Reviewers already pointed out its choppiness on launch since it has to do twice the work in displaying the GUI (rendering and downscaling) vs the regular 6. So when iOS put more gestures into its UI, the 6+ suffers the most. Of course it’s not helping that iOS 11 is quite buggy. The 6+ to me was the “iPad 3” of iPhones. Apple then bumped the GPU a lot on the A9, in addition to giving it 2GB RAM standard.
     
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