iPhone 6 might only have 1GB of ram.

wilky76

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Something tell me the iPhone 6 4.7" will only come with the same 1GB of ram the 5S did and 2GB saved for the 5.5" version, if this end up being the case will you still go for the 4.7" version?
 

cambookpro

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I doubt they'd do this - Apple never publicises the amount of RAM in iDevices in Keynotes, much less making it a differentiating factor between two products.
 

marvz

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Something tell me the iPhone 6 4.7" will only come with the same 1GB of ram the 5S did and 2GB saved for the 5.5" version, if this end up being the case will you still go for the 4.7" version?
Nope.. the 4.7'' and the 5.5'' iPhone aren't for the same market segment. I doubt it that they will make one of them more premium than the other. Also considering most people are in for the 4.7'' it makes even less sense.
 

cynics

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Nope.. the 4.7'' and the 5.5'' iPhone aren't for the same market segment. I doubt it that they will make one of them more premium than the other. Also considering most people are in for the 4.7'' it makes even less sense.

On a technical level a larger iPhone would need to be more premium then a smaller to move more pixels around. If not it will benchmark slower. Tech reviewers would have a field day with that.

That said it could just be a bump in clock speed.
 

ionjohn

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Something tell me the iPhone 6 4.7" will only come with the same 1GB of ram the 5S did and 2GB saved for the 5.5" version, if this end up being the case will you still go for the 4.7" version?

No way we'll still get 1GB of ram, they made 64 bit processors for a reason ;)
 

marvz

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On a technical level a larger iPhone would need to be more premium then a smaller to move more pixels around. If not it will benchmark slower. Tech reviewers would have a field day with that.

That said it could just be a bump in clock speed.
That's right but I'm pretty sure it will be handled like the iPad mini to the iPad Air, so as you said with a processor speed bump.
 

MacDawg

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Still having only 1GB RAM would not be a deal breaker for me.

Pretty sure it would not for most others either.:rolleyes:
Most users on the street wouldn't be able to tell you any of the specs their iPhone has other than storage size, because they picked that when they bought it

A small minority of users like Forum readers and geeks keep up with that stuff, but most users do not IMO, they just use their iPhone without giving it much thought
 

sunking101

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When the top Android smartphones are now shipping with 3GB of RAM, I'll not be getting the iPhone6 if it comes with only 1GB. We already experience Safari page reloading issues due to the paltry 1GB.
RAM, or a lack thereof, will be what holds the 5S back over the coming 18-24 months. Processor power is meaningless if the RAM holds it back. RAM has always been a quick fix for poorly performing hardware, and to not have a decent amount built in from the get-go on such an expensive device would be criminal. I just cannot see Apple releasing a smartphone with one third of the RAM of their competitors' products.

I'm already extremely tempted to jump ship to the Note 4 when it arrives, and a low amount of i6 RAM would clinch the deal. The Note 4 will have *at least* 3GB of RAM, plus a removable battery. That's two massive boxes ticked, whilst the iPhone 6 will only tick the iOS box if it ships with less than 2GB of RAM.
 
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Newtons Apple

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Most users on the street wouldn't be able to tell you any of the specs their iPhone has other than storage size, because they picked that when they bought it

A small minority of users like Forum readers and geeks keep up with that stuff, but most users do not IMO, they just use their iPhone without giving it much thought
Basically it is US that is not normal and not the typical user.

I agree 100%.

I spent a great 5 years in Athens, I almost hated to graduate and leave:)

GO DAWGS! Hope this is a great year for them!
 

imaginex20

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Again with the baseless assumptions. Did you see the iPad get 2GB of ram since it has a larger screen than the iPhone and it's a tablet?
 

Brian Y

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First off, baseless assumptions about a yet non-announced device.

Second - I have not, at one point, thought "I wish my 5S had more RAM". The iPhone is perfectly fine with 1GB for now.
 

joeblow7777

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Most users on the street wouldn't be able to tell you any of the specs their iPhone has other than storage size, because they picked that when they bought it

A small minority of users like Forum readers and geeks keep up with that stuff, but most users do not IMO, they just use their iPhone without giving it much thought
And they're probably happier for it.
 

cynics

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If nothing else with the way iOS (and all mobile OS's) uses RAM apps will be able to maintain their suspended state longer. More RAM would only benefit the end user at this point, not getting more will only benefit Apples bank account.

Nothing more annoying the leaving an app to do something else only to return and watch it refresh. Generally losing anything you were doing and the place you were.
 

guychicago

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Something tell me the iPhone 6 4.7" will only come with the same 1GB of ram the 5S did and 2GB saved for the 5.5" version, if this end up being the case will you still go for the 4.7" version?
Correct me if I'm wrong but the 5s has 512mb only.
 

bigchrisfgb

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Nothing more annoying the leaving an app to do something else only to return and watch it refresh. Generally losing anything you were doing and the place you were.
Thats more to do with iOS's current inability to multitask, not RAM. Also if multitasking is coming to later versions of iOS 8 then I would assume they would put more RAM in to help it run more smoothly.
 

cynics

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iPhone 6 might only have 1GB of ram.

Thats more to do with iOS's current inability to multitask, not RAM. Also if multitasking is coming to later versions of iOS 8 then I would assume they would put more RAM in to help it run more smoothly.

It's directly related to RAM. App can only stay suspended if there is RAM available to do so. If a foreground app needs it then closed.

There is plenty of dev info from Apple but most is written under the assumption you know how it works. So here is an article from Macworld.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1164616/how_ios_multitasking_really_works.html

You may think that if an app is resident in memory, you might have to remove it manually in order to conserve memory. But you don’t: iOS does it for you. If you launch a memory-intensive app such as a game, iOS will start to purge Suspended apps from memory and move them to the Not Running state. That is, they will be completely removed from memory and will launch afresh the next time you tap their icon.
 
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Grmnracing

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Talking about iPhones. I don't give a rats behind on the technical specs in terms of Ram/CPU/speed.

Apple has done a great job optimizing iOS to match their hardware. There's nothing left to say! /thread
 

aPple nErd

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Talking about iPhones. I don't give a rats behind on the technical specs in terms of Ram/CPU/speed.

Apple has done a great job optimizing iOS to match their hardware. There's nothing left to say! /thread
accept that it is extremely laggy when you install it on a 2+ year old device you mean... ever use iOS 6 or 7 on an iPhone 4? iOS 7 on a 4s? iOS 5-6 on an iPod touch 4g?
 

thaifood

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Yea, Apple do well to mtach performance with specs so it will still be super quick even with 1GB RAM.

I'm starting to doubt a 5.5" model at all. There haven't really been any convincing part leaks suggesting it is close.