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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they didn't mention that the new iPhones carry 2GB of RAM, an increase from 1GB on the iPhone 6. The 2GB RAM was later confirmed in Xcode and benchmarks. This increased RAM allows the iPhone to keep more Apps and data active in memory.

iDownloadBlog recorded this video showing the difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s after loading several websites in Safari:

The iPhone 6s is able to keep more websites active in memory without requiring a reload when returning to the tab. The additional RAM should also allow more apps to remain active in memory without relaunching.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus just launched on Friday.

Article Link: Video Shows Benefits of 2GB RAM in iPhone 6s


macrumors regular
Sep 6, 2011
Big difference! Problem? Video-man didn't take into account the effects of other apps in the background. Whilst I'm sure that he cleared the background apps, the 6S might allocate RAM differently depending on the number/types of apps it has open when compared with the 6 (ie. everyday usage).

So not such a comprehensive video.


macrumors 68040
Sep 19, 2007
Great. So now I can finally have 50 websites open (who doesn't need that!) at the same time, meanwhile I am still envying my friends with wireless charging.

Are you really? Why? Its utterly pointless. Maybe when I can have actual wireless charging so that my phone chargers whilst i'm walking around my house, that would be cool - or at the very least it charges whenever I lay it down on any surface. But having to put it on a pad which slow chargers the phone is really really useless.
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