Is the memory limit software or hardware based

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daneoni, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    So it seems the consensus is the iPhone has 128mb of RAM to play with but given all the features we saw yesterday im starting to worry if the phone can handle too many of those things going on with 128mb

    e.g having the iPod app going via stereo BT, then browsing a heavy website and then copying a large block of text from said site to mail...viewing attachments and adding pics in a reply msg. Then sending a voice recording via sms and checking stocks and having an IM app running all at once without something crashing/resetting

    Just wondering if the RAM limit is hardware or software based like the CPU. IMHO Apple needs to double it or even go to 512mb if possible
  2. sd2009 macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2008
    Who said there's a RAM limit. The iPhone has 128mb of RAM. Nothings limiting it from being any more, besides the fact that it is only 128mb of RAM. It's not like you can upgrade your iPhone's RAM.
  3. aok1975 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    The only that will remain running in the background will be the iPod app. memory is hardware.
  4. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    So its hardware based

    I see
  5. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    An ARM-based processor should be able to address up to 4GB of RAM.

    They should have no problem boosting it if they wish.

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