1. iam_vinodh's Avatar
    both 7&7+ are having the same configuration then why the ram gets varied ??
    11-18-2016 01:00 AM
  2. RECON1's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, the 7 plus gets the 3gb of ram to use with the dual cameras
    11-18-2016 01:24 AM
  3. o4liberty's Avatar
    All I know is the plus is super fast best device to date for me.
    Brian W1 likes this.
    11-18-2016 07:52 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, the 7 plus gets the 3gb of ram to use with the dual cameras
    ^^^^This^^^^
    firedept10 likes this.
    11-18-2016 09:25 AM
  5. frrc21's Avatar
    Yeah I think the extra gb of ram is because of the dual cameras. But they both will operate at the same relative speeds so you shouldn't make that a deal breaker.
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    11-19-2016 05:16 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Yeah I think the extra gb of ram is because of the dual cameras. But they both will operate at the same relative speeds so you shouldn't make that a deal breaker.
    There are a few reasons I can think of. First, portrait mode uses up a whole lot of resources. Also, the larger display means more pixels have to be pushed. Again, this uses more resources than the iPhone 7.
    kirankannan8 and firedept10 like this.
    11-19-2016 05:49 PM
  7. kirankannan8's Avatar
    There are a few reasons I can think of. First, portrait mode uses up a whole lot of resources. Also, the larger display means more pixels have to be pushed. Again, this uses more resources than the iPhone 7.
    I completely agree with what Rob is saying!
    Processing the image using the Telephoto lens requires a slightly bumped up RAM.
    Hence 3GB
    11-19-2016 08:37 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    There are a few reasons I can think of. First, portrait mode uses up a whole lot of resources. Also, the larger display means more pixels have to be pushed. Again, this uses more resources than the iPhone 7.
    Larger display didn't mean anything considering its the same size and resolution as the 6p which has 1 gb RAM.

    I am not sure but i used the 6p and 6sp and had issues with active apps being kicked out of memory on both but this hasn't happened on my 7p. Whether it is improved software or RAM or something else i don't know, but the 7p works much better for me than the previous iterations
    11-20-2016 08:35 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Larger display didn't mean anything considering its the same size and resolution as the 6p which has 1 gb RAM.
    Kind of comparing apples (no pun intended) and oranges though. While I don't think that they would increase the RAM based off of the display alone I can definitely see it being a factor when compounded with everything else.

    Like everyone else in this thread, I'm just making a guess. Apple will never come out and say " we added more RAM in the Plus because..."
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    11-20-2016 08:45 AM
  10. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    More ram usually helps on multitasking, not only the programs we are actually using but also the ones running on background, like system apps and so.
    11-21-2016 02:24 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Kind of comparing apples (no pun intended) and oranges though. While I don't think that they would increase the RAM based off of the display alone I can definitely see it being a factor when compounded with everything else.

    Like everyone else in this thread, I'm just making a guess. Apple will never come out and say " we added more RAM in the Plus because..."
    I don't really see it that way because the iPad 3 through iPad air had 1gb RAM despite the significantly higher resolution.

    But it is like you said just a guess.... Apple won't come out and say why they did it.
    11-21-2016 10:18 AM
  12. johndill17's Avatar
    I completely agree with what Rob is saying!
    Processing the image using the Telephoto lens requires a slightly bumped up RAM.
    Hence 3GB
    I use a 7, and there are times when apps in the background restart when I don't want them to. The Plus' 3GB of RAM may have been needed for the camera system, but I wonder if anyone has experience to know that the extra GB has other practical benefits in day-to-day use. A prime example for me is that I drive Uber, and it's a big pain point when the driver app restarts while I'm in another app (Google Maps, Music, etc). It would be worth it for me to upgrade to a 7 Plus if the driver app never restarted.
    11-23-2016 09:45 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Apps still sometimes restarts for me. Though i don't have a 7 to compare.
    11-28-2016 08:26 AM

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