1. Raptor007's Avatar
    The iPad Air 2 saw a bump in specs and with it 2GB of RAM, the iPhone is doing much more today than the 5S and it also needs better multi-tasking and RAM to keep more apps running in the background so you don't have to kill them off.
    06-30-2015 09:26 PM
  2. Flow39's Avatar
    I'd say that it's pretty likely to happen this year. With iOS 9 and the multitasking features, I think the iPhone 6s will have two gigs of RAM for sure
    07-01-2015 12:22 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No it'll be 1gb in order to appease all of the fanboi apologists who love to obstruct progress because they're ignorant.
    Seriously? You do realize that your ignorance is on full display with that comment, right?
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    07-06-2015 09:20 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    I say drop 8gb in it and make it future proof lol


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    07-06-2015 09:27 PM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    That would be nice. Even 3GB could help for the "future proofing". There may be cost, power consumption, and other technical considerations for why 2GB (assuming that will be the new RAM amount) ends up as the size rather than 3GB or even 4GB.
    07-07-2015 07:42 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No, not really serious. I admit it was a knee-jerk lash out.
    Oh okay.
    I'll apologize for the harsh and over-reactive tone of that post, but I don't apologize for the reasons behind it.
    Apology accepted, and thank you.
    I am sooo tired of hearing this pervasive sentiment from iPhone users of "no we don't need it" when it comes to spec bumps that would actually improve the experience.
    I understand what you're saying, but I don't think iPhone users wouldn't welcome improvements to their choice device. Having said that, some of the 'it's not needed' statements are true. Certain advancements, although welcomed, are not necessarily needed.
    The current gen of iPhones of a perfect example of this. This phone should have come with 2GB, regardless of Apple's "it's optimized" mantra to excuse their stubborn minimalistic and spartan attitude towards spec upgrades, and this attitude gets regurgitated by their fan base.
    This is where we differ. Apple, like any other company, can't sell a thing without first appealing to consumers, specifically, it core base. If that core base was displeased with Apple's products and services, they would not buy them. The core base wants a phone that is simple to use, well supported and does what they want it to do and that is exactly what Apple provides. The technically advanced users always want more.
    This does not help progress at all. Good lord, look at how long they stubbornly clung to 3 and 4 inch displays. It's almost a systemic cultural mindset at Apple.
    Yet, when the core base demanded the bigger screens, they got it. Still, a good deal of them still prefer the 3.5 to 4-inch display sizes.
    I don't think the important question is why should Apple have included 2GB of RAM on the 6 series. It should be why not?
    There's nothing wrong with asking that question just like there is nothing wrong with people stating that 2 GB is unnecessary at this time, especially when bench test after bench test shows the iPhone's performance to be as competitive as it's spec'd out rivals.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 07-07-2015 at 07:31 PM.
    07-07-2015 12:49 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    What irks me is the limitations 1gb RAM places on multitasking, specifically the ability to keep running apps in their current state while performing other tasks. That's honestly my main beef with this gen of iPhone due to how heavily I rely on apps being able to stay in memory in a running state while I switch back and forth between them. And that's also why I'll be supremely disappointed if the next iPhone doesn't have 2+ GB RAM, because right now an iPhone 6S/7 is in my top 2 for my next upgrade, if it isn't 1gb.
    Purely out of curiosity, which apps do you heavily rely on being able to maintain a stagnant state of memory? I've seen this in several discussions regarding RAM, and I'm curious which apps you're referring to.
    07-10-2015 11:05 AM
  8. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Oh okay. Apology accepted, and thank you. I understand what you're saying, but I don't think iPhone users wouldn't welcome improvements to their choice device. Having said that, some of the 'it's not needed' statements are true. Certain advancements, although welcomed, are not necessarily needed. This is where we differ. Apple, like any other company, can't sell a thing without first appealing to consumers, specifically, it core base. If that core base was displeased with Apple's products and services, they would not buy them. The core base wants a phone that is simple to use, well supported and does what they want it to do and that is exactly what Apple provides. The technically advanced users always want more. Yet, when the core base demanded the bigger screens, they got it. Still, a good deal of them still prefer the 3.5 to 4-inch display sizes. There's nothing wrong with asking that question just like there is nothing wrong with people stating that 2 GB is unnecessary at this time, especially when bench test after bench test shows the iPhone's performance to be as competitive as it's spec'd out rivals.
    I've actually seen a few people around different forums arguing that the iPhone shouldn't have an extra gig of RAM. It mostly comes down to "cost" or "just use your phone the right way" (serious, that was an argument), and the ever famous "the iPhone doesn't need an extra gig of RAM".
    07-18-2015 05:10 PM
  9. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    Purely out of curiosity, which apps do you heavily rely on being able to maintain a stagnant state of memory? I've seen this in several discussions regarding RAM, and I'm curious which apps you're referring to.
    Safari for instance will reload pages again and again and again. Say you are on your data plan, and you open 10 tabs each consuming 10mb to load the page, that is 100mb.
    Now you are viewing tab 10, by the time you come back to tab one, tab one will need to reload the page again requiring 10mb of your data plan again, then you go to tab 5 and it will reload the page again.
    Except for consuming your data, it makes it almost impossible to work online with Safari on iPad or iPhone, work that require you to input info into a page, navigate to other tab and come back to the previous tab and you have to start over again.
    This behavior is because the ram is not sufficient.


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    07-18-2015 05:30 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've actually seen a few people around different forums arguing that the iPhone shouldn't have an extra gig of RAM. It mostly comes down to "cost" or "just use your phone the right way" (serious, that was an argument), and the ever famous "the iPhone doesn't need an extra gig of RAM".
    That's okay. Everyone has a right to their own opinions. If the next iPhone comes with 2 GBs of RAM, so be it. Many of the people with current iPhones will upgrade to it. If the next iPhone maintains 1 GB of RAM, so be it. Many people with a current iPhone will upgrade to it.
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    07-18-2015 05:34 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I've actually seen a few people around different forums arguing that the iPhone shouldn't have an extra gig of RAM. It mostly comes down to "cost" or "just use your phone the right way" (serious, that was an argument), and the ever famous "the iPhone doesn't need an extra gig of RAM".
    That is very much the exception to the norm. Most users welcome higher horse power under the hood of these devices, and they know that they'll eventually get it on all of the devices without big cost bumps each and every year (Apple just happened to focus on running bigger and better processor combos with their hardware and made use of the lower RAM by going the efficiency route).

    The difference...most users ALSO don't notice to the little things caused by the smaller horsepower, so telling them that it has 2GB of RAM is like telling them that it has a larger frequency band on the antenna set up. It's kind of just lost in the performance...and if the phone is performing well, most consumers just go about their business.

    Was this the optimal choice to appease all consumers? Absolutely not. But trying to make it seem like Apple was making a mistake is just asinine. The iPhones, to this point, satisfied the vast majority of consumers with 1GB of RAM...why would they increase the production cost of the iPhone by adding more RAM when a very high majority of the users were satisfied with what they were offering?

    You guys have to understand that we are a small niche of people here on this website talking heavily about specs and functionality on these smart phones. Most people don't give a sh*t. Do I want the most out of my smart phone? Absolutely...and I think it's funny that Syspry said he was seeing apologists here on this forum for the lower specs...that is such a crock of crap. You didn't see apologists, you saw people telling you that the iPhone made efficient use of 1GB of RAM up to this point, and overly satisfied the consumer base that the phone was marketed to...therefore more RAM wasn't a necessity to continue finding major success wit the device.

    That obviously won't be the case forever...maybe not even in a month (or so) when the new devices are announced...but up until now, 1GB of RAM served Apple well in the iPhone. Was it perfect? Certainly not...no smart phone is. But calling people explaining this "apologists" is ridiculous. It's just basic logic here boys and girls...I'm not DEFENDING the use of 1GB of RAM, I'm just telling you that there was a justified reasoning for it and that the specs worked more than fine for probably 90%+ of the consumer base.

    So let's get over this idea that what we, as forum posters and tech junkies, represent some major push in the market of these devices. There may be some smart phones that are geared towards such users, but the iPhone isn't one of them...nor are any of the other major players in that segment. They are modified, developed and constructed based on the demands of the majority...and when the majority makes waves for some feature, it shows up. That is unquestionably how it works.

    Do I want 2GB of RAM? Hell! I want 4GB of RAM, and a slew of other things that most consumers don't give a crap about...but I'm not going to sit here and hold an opinion of Apple or any other tech company out there just because they don't meet my specific demands every single time they release something...I'll just enjoy what I do find attractive, and hope that eventually, I'll get what I want in a single go.
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    07-20-2015 10:42 AM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    Just on principle of being able to open up more browser tabs, I would say Yes!
    07-21-2015 09:34 AM
  13. Artie42's Avatar
    Android cell phones may be use 4 GB widely in 2016, the cost will be decreased, of course 2 GB RAM will benefit iPhone's performance. Why not take 2 GB RAM?
    07-30-2015 09:51 PM
  14. Artie42's Avatar
    Larger RAM also helps to improve game performance.
    07-30-2015 09:52 PM
  15. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I can't name a single person that I know who cares about how many gigs of ram the phone has. Out of the 30 or so I know with an iPhone, I'm the only one who probably cares about specs. That is 1 out 30, or 3% and I'm sure in the real world it's an even lower percentage. The average consumer wants a phone that functions properly, is easy to use and worries about what colour to get. As long as it "works" that's all they care about.

    Would I like to see 2 GB of ram? Absolutely, especially if running two apps at once becomes a reality on the iPhone. Most of the people I know upgrading could care less about what is under the hood. Their contracts are up and stay with the iPhone because of the ecosystem and it's what they are used to.
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    08-23-2015 01:03 PM
  16. finn5975's Avatar
    I can't name a single person that I know who cares about how many gigs of ram the phone has. Out of the 30 or so I know with an iPhone, I'm the only one who probably cares about specs. That is 1 out 30, or 3% and I'm sure in the real world it's an even lower percentage. The average consumer wants a phone that functions properly, is easy to use and worries about what colour to get. As long as it "works" that's all they care about.

    Would I like to see 2 GB of ram? Absolutely, especially if running two apps at once becomes a reality on the iPhone. Most of the people I know upgrading could care less about what is under the hood. Their contracts are up and stay with the iPhone because of the ecosystem and it's what they are used to.
    I'd have to absolutely agree with this. Matter of fact, that's half the reason I gaze around these threads...to engage with like minded enthusiasts. But my buddies? They don't care about ram or megapixels or processors. That's Chinese to them. I don't even try to talk phones with the wife. As long as she can text, Facebook and likes the look of her case she's reached her limits.
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    08-24-2015 08:32 PM
  17. chrisforpm's Avatar
    I'd have to absolutely agree with this. Matter of fact, that's half the reason I gaze around these threads...to engage with like minded enthusiasts. But my buddies? They don't care about ram or megapixels or processors. That's Chinese to them. I don't even try to talk phones with the wife. As long as she can text, Facebook and likes the look of her case she's reached her limits.
    I asked a few friends what feature they were most looking forward to in the new iPhone. Most didn't even know one was coming out, although one of my buddy's gf's said gold, as in the colour. I sometimes forgot that most people just don't care about technology. They just want it to work.
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    08-24-2015 08:58 PM
  18. Jessica75's Avatar
    Very very possible, I can't imagine that all the competitors have at least 2 GB RAM or 4GB the next year and Apple still use 1 GB for saving its money.
    09-09-2015 04:13 AM
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