iPhone 6S needs 4GB RAM

sanke1

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1. It would be industry first
2. Would bring mobile iOS up to desktop standards.
3. Shut up anti Apple trolls for a good 2-3 years on RAM and multitasking issues
4. Even better apps making use of 1-2 GB RAM at given time.
5. Force poor souls who just purchased iPhone 6/6+ to upgrade :p
6. Better PR

But will Apple actually upgrade it? Are they too cheap to do it?
 

saberz

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Also developers would still need to account for 1gb of ram as a standard for the next few years until devices with that amount of memory are phased out
 
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mustbepbs

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It would bring it up to desktop standards? In what way? Having an arbitrary number in common? Methinks you don't understand what you're complaining about.
 

Outrigger

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1. It would be industry first
2. Would bring mobile iOS up to desktop standards.
3. Shut up anti Apple trolls for a good 2-3 years on RAM and multitasking issues
4. Even better apps making use of 1-2 GB RAM at given time.
5. Force poor souls who just purchased iPhone 6/6+ to upgrade :p
6. Better PR

But will Apple actually upgrade it? Are they too cheap to do it?
you clearly have zero clue.
 

PixelpusherBV

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I'd just be happy with whatever ram is required to run the device well, as has been the case in all my idevices (for me at least). Don't really care what the spec-trolls think to be honest, although it always makes for amusing reading:)
 

terraphantm

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I'd just be happy with whatever ram is required to run the device well, as has been the case in all my idevices (for me at least). Don't really care what the spec-trolls think to be honest, although it always makes for amusing reading:)
You probably won't realize how bad your iPhone is running until Apple finally releases one with 2GB+. The iPad Air 2 seems to have pretty much no tab reloading
 

Outrigger

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It certainly would make the 6S future proof. Which is exactly what Apple doesn't want
future proof? sorry, but doesn't exist. most people will change their phones after 2 years so it won't matter if apple put 16gb of ram in there. will you be using the same phone for the next 4-5 yrs if there is 4 gb of ram? its meaningless.
 

hovscorpion12

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4GB of RAM will not be coming to iPhones any time soon. 5-6 years from now. The iPad Air 2 is the first product to have 2GB of RAM. The 2015 iPhone will most likely have 2GB of RAM.
 

Mr Hands

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1. It would be industry first
2. Would bring mobile iOS up to desktop standards.
3. Shut up anti Apple trolls for a good 2-3 years on RAM and multitasking issues
4. Even better apps making use of 1-2 GB RAM at given time.
5. Force poor souls who just purchased iPhone 6/6+ to upgrade :p
6. Better PR

But will Apple actually upgrade it? Are they too cheap to do it?
Complaints will still happen.

I feel like #6 would turn into bitching because #5 would have to take place.

Can't please everyone.

Also as said, Apple doesn't advertise RAM specs.

Phone works fine with 1GB for now. Y'all need to just deal with it.


MODS- you should create an instaban rule when someone's OP mentions '2GB', 'GATE', 'BENT/BEND' etc.

For realsies.
 

themyst

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I'm disappointed that they didn't double the ram like they do every major cycle.

4/4S = 512MB
5/5S = 1GB
6 - 1GB?

Must be Cookie boy trying to maximize margins instead of doing what makes sense. Seeing a lot of this with these recent announcements, kind of like how they nerfed the iPad Mini 3 to increase sales of the iPad Air 2.
 

vgamedude

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1. It would be industry first
2. Would bring mobile iOS up to desktop standards.
3. Shut up anti Apple trolls for a good 2-3 years on RAM and multitasking issues
4. Even better apps making use of 1-2 GB RAM at given time.
5. Force poor souls who just purchased iPhone 6/6+ to upgrade :p
6. Better PR

But will Apple actually upgrade it? Are they too cheap to do it?
It won't be an industry first. Android phones coming in early 2015 will have 4gb.
 

vgamedude

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Complaints will still happen.

I feel like #6 would turn into bitching because #5 would have to take place.

Can't please everyone.

Also as said, Apple doesn't advertise RAM specs.

Phone works fine with 1GB for now. Y'all need to just deal with it.


MODS- you should create an instaban rule when someone's OP mentions '2GB', 'GATE', 'BENT/BEND' etc.

For realsies.
You want to ban someone for discussing a real issue or point just becase you don't like it?
 

terraphantm

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future proof? sorry, but doesn't exist. most people will change their phones after 2 years so it won't matter if apple put 16gb of ram in there. will you be using the same phone for the next 4-5 yrs if there is 4 gb of ram? its meaningless.
If I had 4GB I would probably consider keeping the device longer than 2 years. Which again, is exactly what Apple doesn't want. As it stands now, I don't think I'll be able to keep this phone beyond a year. The CPU and GPU are fine for my uses, but the RAM makes upgrading a necessity with how bloated iOS has been getting
 

Toltepeceno

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1. It would be industry first
2. Would bring mobile iOS up to desktop standards.
3. Shut up anti Apple trolls for a good 2-3 years on RAM and multitasking issues
4. Even better apps making use of 1-2 GB RAM at given time.
5. Force poor souls who just purchased iPhone 6/6+ to upgrade :p
6. Better PR
7. Shut up pro apple trolls from saying the iphone doesn't need any ram at all if apple says it doesn't.
 

heisenberg123

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I'm disappointed that they didn't double the ram like they do every major cycle.

4/4S = 512MB
5/5S = 1GB
6 - 1GB?

Must be Cookie boy trying to maximize margins instead of doing what makes sense. Seeing a lot of this with these recent announcements, kind of like how they nerfed the iPad Mini 3 to increase sales of the iPad Air 2.
page re-loaded on the 4 and 4s so doubling it did not stop that on the 5/5s but doubling it again would of helped I guess?
 

terraphantm

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page re-loaded on the 4 and 4s so doubling it did not stop that on the 5/5s but doubling it again would of helped I guess?
They didn't reload much in the iOS 4 and iOS 5 days. iOS has gotten incredibly bloated since then.

Doubling clearly helped on the iPad Air 2. But the issue will probably come back with iOS 9 or 10
 

vgamedude

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page re-loaded on the 4 and 4s so doubling it did not stop that on the 5/5s but doubling it again would of helped I guess?
It's about the excess overhead you have. An OS that uses anywhere from say 500-750 mb of ram on os boot on a device with 2 gb of RAM has over 1gb of overhead for apps or anything else.

If you have 512 mb on your device and the OS takes up 200 mb that's not much overhead for your apps or tabs. Even less when the OS takes up around the same amount.
 
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