Is iPhone 6+ with 1 GB ram future prof.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hunter78, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Hunter78, Oct 12, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    Hunter78 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2013
    I will choose between iPhone 6+ 128 GB and iWatch


    Samsung Note 4 32 GB with 128 SD card and Gear S.

    I have 2 things concerning iPhone

    A) is 1 GB ram if it's future prof for the next 2 years?

    B) The bend problem.
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Yes. Will be more than capable to handle the next 2 years.

    There isn't one, as long as you don't sit on it in your back pocket.
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    A: More RAM may offer a better user experience but right now its the best we got. Here is a video, its a speedtest however it highlights that with 1 gb of RAM apps are staying suspending in RAM better then they are with competing devices with more RAM.

    B: Over exaggerated. However IMO it does exist and its something you'll need to ask yourself if its something to be concerned about or not.
  4. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    There was tested iPhone 6 with lower resolution then 6+. For example 1GB ram on iPad Air is pain in the ass. It keeps refreshing apps, even can't hold 3 apps. Apple instead U2 album which cost them more than 100 millions better would have add 2GB ram at least to 6+
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    A lot of people seem worked up over this. I don't view it as an issue, especially given the typical life span of a phone is only 2 years.

    This concerns me as well, but as a new IP6+ owner, I think as long as consider how you handle it and/or the case you choose will definitely make/brake the issue, i.e., a decent case and don't put it in your back pocket - you should be fine.
  6. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    I don't think it's unfair to say that 99% of iPhone users would be happy to wait an extra second if they could have the screen quality of a samsung device.
  7. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    And the S5 has a lower resolution then the Note 4? I'm not sure how you failed to notice that and what your point is.

    MY point is, when using real world devices that actually exist doing real world test the iPhone still does very well and even better then the competition that has more RAM. Thats why I said :

    "More RAM may offer a better user experience but right now its the best we got."

    So there are 3 options.

    1. Buy an iPhone w/ 1 gb of RAM
    2. Buy a competing device with more RAM but still worse performance
    3. Debate and wish the iPhone had more RAM and buy nothing.

    And as far as U2, I feel its like the stereotypical parents trying to be cool listening to their kids music. I agree that money could have been better spent.
  8. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I would guess that the 6/6+ are the last iPhones with 1GB RAM - surely not future proof.
  9. ttmrn macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2014
    Not sure what's with people's mentality of ram.
    & Totally not sure why there's so many thread on the "future proof" question.

    Why don't people ask...
    "after 2 years, what's the value of my iPhone 6+?"

    Isn't that more important? iPhone has high resale value compared to the rest. It cld literally pay for itself.

    I mean like... even if the iPhone isn't future proof, so what?
    If u wanna go ahead with the Samsung, no one is stopping you. Then after that, you can spend another fortune on your next phone.
  10. GLS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Sure it is. Until iOS X comes out in a few years and makes a 6 Plus sluggish.
  11. Tgrey macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    Manufacturers want you to upgrade every year, any phones will lag after major os update
  12. Tzuten macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    I like new technology, so by the time that the 6 Plus feels slow or unable to handle the tasks I need I'll have my next device. iOS or Android, I don't really care. I'm brand agnostic and want the best device that fits into my ecosystem the best. Right now that's the iPhone 6 Plus, and probably will be in the next couple of years.

    BTW, I have a Nexus 7 too.
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    1GB is plenty for me and my phone won't bend because I don't sit on it and I'm a person that wears skinny jeans.
  14. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    The note 4 battery is horrendous
  15. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    all the review sites are reporting just the opposite
  16. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2013
    South West England
    I didn't worry about the bending, until I looked down my phone. It's not bent, but it has warped. Now I'm being as careful as possible until pay day to buy a case, assuming it'll still fit
  17. osofast240sx macrumors 68030


    Mar 25, 2011
    The reviews I watched

    Attached Files:

  18. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    Should be fine for 2 years if you stick with iOS 8 throughout.
  19. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    It should be fine for iOS 9. When iOS 10 comes along you may want to upgrade. Usually in my experience the previous model on iOS updates don't suffer that much since the 4s came along.
  20. lordofthereef, Oct 12, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Resale value exists because the phone has longevity. If we all of the sudden drop longevity completely, resale value is going to drop as well.

    I also have no idea why people are bringing up Samsung here. What does that have to do with anything? EDIT: The OP mentioned the note... apologies.

    I would assume that the future proof question pops up for two reasons:
    1) Price increase. Base price has increase by about 15%
    2) Many people are finding 16GB is no longer enough. This sort of ties into the price increase point, but if 16GB does;t work for you that's automatically an extra $100.

    Bottom line is people are spending significantly more for this phone than they ever have on previous phones. I can completely understand people being nervous about an $800+ phone purchase, especially when the iPad 3 was such a dud by so many people. Apple got about as close to admitting it was a dud, without actually coming out and say it, as they could.

    I am not saying the plus is or isn't a problem. But I completely understand why these questions are being asked. Why we need a new thread each time? That I cannot answer lol.
  21. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Is iPhone 6+ with 1 GB ram future prof.

    No offense and I appreciate Brownlees reviews (although sometimes inaccurate) that's not a review, that's a tweet and a very vague one at that.

    Typical iPhone day, 3 1/2 hours screen on time.


    To use my above photo as fact would be just ignorance.
  22. l3uddz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    LOL... Ok well if you decided to do a little bit more reading you would see he is using a Korean model in USA which is very highly the reason for his battery issues. Everyone with Snapdragon variants are reporting great battery life.


    Sadly it is more than likely even less than that... Usage time on iOS is not a true reflection of Screen on time. Simply having music playing while the screen is off, or your facebook/twitter refreshing in background will increase your usage counter.
  23. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Should be fine for 4 years. People still use iPhone 4 and 4s.
  24. marine0816 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2011
    I have a note 2 and loved the "real multitasking" in that device, which my 6+ can't do.(watch videos while play tetris) If you don't have everything in your house made by apple like I do. You should get a note 4 because it is the superior device. 1GB is a joke and pathetic by Apple.
  25. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    Touchwiz is a joke and pathetic by Samsung.

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