Why is it that we still don't know how much RAM the 4S has?

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  1. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    As the title stated, why isn't this information available? This is just my assumption, but if Siri is an iPhone 4S exclusive because the iPhone 4 can't handle it, the 4S HAS to have 1GB at least correct? I doubt they would make Siri unavailable to iPhone 4 users if they were still able to run it smoothly. Thoughts?
     
  2. iToNe24 macrumors regular

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    i read it has 512 ram

    when i was reading i didnt see how many MP the front facing camera was

    [​IMG]
     
  3. forza69 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^ I really hope that isn't accurate. That would really blow if the 4S only has 512MB while other smart phones have 1GB.
     
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    I don't remember Apple advertizing the RAM size in previous phones. I believe we usually find out when someone does a tear down. Since no one has the phone yet to take it apart, we don't know. Many are speculating 512MB though.
     
  5. sddabrow macrumors 6502

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    Not too worried about it. I have no speed complaints on my iPad2 and that only has 512Mb of RAM.
     
  6. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Because:
    - Apple didn't announce it
    - No one has an iPhone 4s yet to test it

    /end thread
     
  7. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Because it doesn't matter? The user experience is far more important than bench racing with a SGSII.
     
  8. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    We don't know because it doesn't matter. Get a Nexus Prime if you care about specs. The thing is, no matter what the specs are on the iPhone 4S, you can expect it to function great and be blazing fast.
     
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  10. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Because Apple never talks about the specs which makes them look bad. They call those specs "irrelevant" (as opposed to other specs - like camera resolution or battery life)
     
  11. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    It would only blow if the phone's performance suffered. There is no indication of that yet.
     
  12. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    And let the Spec Counting begin!!!

    It's probably the A5 processor in the 4s that enables the use of Siri, not the ram.
     
  13. forza69, Oct 7, 2011
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    It was just a question guys.
    Why would I want a Prime? I already ordered a 4S. I love the iPhone, I just wanted to know if anyone might of had an insight as to why it wasn't announced. Calm down.
     
  14. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    Who cares about Siri? People care about RAM for games, web browsing etc.
     
  15. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    I'm plenty calm. I was just explaining to you why we still don't know. Because it doesn't matter.

    It was somebody else who said they would be disappointed if it was only 512mb. Still doesn't matter though. Either the phone works well or it doesn't.
     
  16. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    The OP cares about Siri.
     
  17. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    While other manufacturers try to wow consumers with specs, Apple is far more concerned about the overall user experience. Giving out specs that fall short of what the flavor of the month Android phone has wouldn't exactly put them in the best light, so instead, they focus on how the phone and the software work together to create an amazing experience.
     
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  19. forza69 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, I don't really care about Siri. I like it but that's pretty much it. The reason I mentioned Siri was because it's a 4S exclusive, and the RAM should at least be 1GB in order o run smoothly between Siri and the use of other apps.
     
  20. SooneratND macrumors regular

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    We don't know yet, because apple doesn't want to get into the spec war for no reason. The idea behind apple products is that the end user experience is the only thing that matters. If increasing hardware specs can make the experience better, great, they do it (See A5 and camera upgrade). If you can give the user a great experience without bumping the specs? That's great too.

    If siri needs 1gb, it will be in there. If it doesn't, then why spend the extra money to add more memory it doesn't need?
     
  21. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Just as long as the phone is fast and fluid, I'm not too concerned about the RAM amount.

    My iPad 2 with A5/512MB RAM runs great. We'll see what it looks like with iOS 5.
     
  22. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    My bad.
     
  23. SooneratND macrumors regular

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    How do you know this? Are you just assuming?
     
  24. forza69 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, just an assumption.
     

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