Finally, iPhone 6S / 6S Plus confirmed to have 2Gb RAM, iPad Pro comes with 4Gb
Over the past few generations of iPhones, we have seen Apple’s reluctance to improve its RAM. Although having 1GB of RAM hasn’t really affected the device’s performance much it has brought in major criticism for the iPhone. Now it seems like things have finally changed, as Apple has reportedly bumped up iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus’s RAM to 2GB. This is a 100 percent increase over the previous generations as iPhone 6 only had 1GB RAM. Even iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 had the same amount of RAM. This has been confirmed by developer Hamza Sood, who found this important piece of information on the latest version of Xcode 7 GM.
Apple rarely advertises the RAM contained in its products, but regardless of how Apple wants to downplay its importance, RAM is a big deal.
Not much of a surprise but Xcode confirms 2GB of RAM for the 6s (and 6s plus), and 4GB for the iPad Pro pic.twitter.com/X8Ym4DtamS
— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) September 13, 2015
This is the first time that Apple has shipped an iPhone with more than 1GB of RAM, and it joins the iPad Air 2 as the only device to have 2GB of RAM. The iPad Air 2, in my opinion, heavily benefited from the RAM addition, and I think that the iPhone 6s stands to benefit heavily as well.
Having more RAM on the iPhones will not only improve the speed of the device, but it will also improve the user experience. iPhone 6s will be able to keep more apps running in the background, Safari will be able to have more tabs loaded, performance within graphic intensive games will be improved and more. The changes will appear system-wide and will be noticeable.
What do you think ?