1. SPS828's Avatar
    I hear some sites saying 2gbs and others say 1gb. (I hope it's 2!)
    09-09-2015 10:29 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    I hear some sites saying 2gbs and others say 1gb. (I hope it's 2!)
    WE DON'T KNOW.

    Apple didn't say. They never do. As soon as iFixIt get's their hands on it and does their teardown, we will know.
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    09-09-2015 10:32 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    WE DON'T KNOW.

    Apple didn't say. They never do. As soon as iFixIt get's their hands on it and does their teardown, we will know.
    Careful, you might fire up the anti-snark crowd, lol! Then they'll send you private e-thug messages! LOL!
    09-09-2015 10:58 PM
  4. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Nothing yet, man. We'll know when they do the teardown.

    from my smexy Note 5
    09-09-2015 11:16 PM
  5. Will6371's Avatar
    Why wouldn't they say in the tech rundown if it had 2gb Rams? It's not like they had a lot of new stuff to announce.
    09-10-2015 02:17 AM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    Why wouldn't they say in the tech rundown if it had 2gb Rams? It's not like they had a lot of new stuff to announce.
    They never have announced the amount of RAM in the iPhone. If you really want to know why, ask Tim:

    tcook@apple.com
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    09-10-2015 02:25 AM
  7. Will6371's Avatar
    They never have announced the amount of RAM in the iPhone. If you really want to know why, ask Tim:

    tcook@apple.com
    Well no I don't really want to know that badly. Would you have the same suggestion for anyone asking a question? There was me thinking this was a forum, silly me!
    09-10-2015 02:43 AM
  8. finn5975's Avatar
    Well no I don't really want to know that badly. Would you have the same suggestion for anyone asking a question? There was me thinking this was a forum, silly me!
    It was nothing personal against you. I think a lot of veteran members, myself included, have become a bit peeved after a few other identical threads where this was asked and answered ad nauseam.

    Apple has never disclosed RAM. Ever. Tear downs of the phones eventually lead to the answers. Apple clearly has their reasons. My guess is that they don't focus on the number. For years their 1GB of ram has held its own vs the competition. So they leave mentioning it alone.
    09-10-2015 07:00 AM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It was nothing personal against you. I think a lot of veteran members, myself included, have become a bit peeved after a few other identical threads where this was asked and answered ad nauseam.

    Apple has never disclosed RAM. Ever. Tear downs of the phones eventually lead to the answers. Apple clearly has their reasons. My guess is that they don't focus on the number. For years their 1GB of ram has held its own vs the competition. So they leave mentioning it alone.
    Agreed. It's the functionality of the phone that is important. Why does the amount of RAM matter assuming performance is satisfactory?
    Even for the CPU and GPU they never announce exact metrics like clock speed, cache size, width of there memory bus, etc. they simply announce how much faster it is than last year's version.
    09-10-2015 07:49 AM
  10. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Agreed. It's the functionality of the phone that is important. Why does the amount of RAM matter assuming performance is satisfactory?
    Even for the CPU and GPU they never announce exact metrics like clock speed, cache size, width of there memory bus, etc. they simply announce how much faster it is than last year's version.
    Because people get caught up in all the specs.
    09-10-2015 08:10 AM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    Because people get caught up in all the specs.
    It's a marketing thing... other companies have conditioned people to believe that bigger, better specs equals a better device... crappy code on 2GB RAM is going to suck compared to well written, tight code on 1GB RAM... smart people know this.
    09-10-2015 08:18 AM
  12. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I think some of us, like myself, who use many devices across all OS's, tend to find that 1GB doesn't always suffice.

    On my Note 3 for example: I can keep a page on my browser for days. I can keep an app suspended for a book/manga I'm reading. It does not reload while I am actively using it and rarely even does so as it sits in the background.

    However, on my Lumia 640, it reloads just as frequently. It also has 1GB RAM. So the RAM issue is not just based on the OS, it's a limitation across the board.

    The reloads, app crashes, those are tell tale signs of the system demanding slightly more memory and not having enough to allocate. While I'm sure for most people, 1GB is sufficient. However, there will be people like me who just do not agree based on their experiences from outside the Apple world.


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    09-10-2015 09:40 AM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    Well no I don't really want to know that badly. Would you have the same suggestion for anyone asking a question? There was me thinking this was a forum, silly me!
    I guess we could make something up to satisfy your curiosity... if we don't know all we can say is that we don't know. The background is that Apple doesn't tell us. So either we wait for a teardown or we ask the head of Apple. It's not rocket science, and sorry if my response got your panties in a wad.

    Perhaps before asking a question, one could use the search function to see if the question has already been asked.
    09-10-2015 09:56 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol...new devices always bring the trolls out of the muck. Happens every year like clock work.
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    09-10-2015 10:00 AM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I think some of us, like myself, who use many devices across all OS's, tend to find that 1GB doesn't always suffice.

    On my Note 3 for example: I can keep a page on my browser for days. I can keep an app suspended for a book/manga I'm reading. It does not reload while I am actively using it and rarely even does so as it sits in the background.

    However, on my Lumia 640, it reloads just as frequently. It also has 1GB RAM. So the RAM issue is not just based on the OS, it's a limitation across the board.

    The reloads, app crashes, those are tell tale signs of the system demanding slightly more memory and not having enough to allocate. While I'm sure for most people, 1GB is sufficient. However, there will be people like me who just do not agree based on their experiences from outside the Apple world.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
    We must be using a completely different set of apps though because I don't have these crashes you speak of. So that actually leads me to believe that those apps may have been poorly coded/optimized by the developers and that your crashes have little to nothing to do with RAM.
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    09-10-2015 10:00 AM
  16. Septembersrain's Avatar
    We must be using a completely different set of apps though because I don't have these crashes you speak of. So that actually leads me to believe that those apps may have been poorly coded/optimized by the developers and that your crashes have little to nothing to do with RAM.
    I use a wide multitude. Mostly the reloading in safari that drives me nuts. Then I've got reloads in my manga app. Facebook is the one that crashes the most. It's definitely a RAM eating application and even spikes on the Android version too. Yes, I've done restore from new. These occurrences happen in both iOS 8 and beta 9, so it's not the OS.

    Not everyone's experiences would be the same, I'm sure of that. Which is why I'm now even more curious about where they are headed with RAM.

    Honestly, after hearing what an Apple store employee told me, I'd be more inclined to think the 6s+ will get the 2GB, but the 6 might not.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
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    09-10-2015 10:06 AM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I use a wide multitude. Mostly the reloading in safari that drives me nuts. Then I've got reloads in my manga app. Facebook is the one that crashes the most. It's definitely a RAM eating application and even spikes on the Android version too. Yes, I've done restore from new. These occurrences happen in both iOS 8 and beta 9, so it's not the OS.

    Not everyone's experiences would be the same, I'm sure of that. Which is why I'm now even more curious about where they are headed with RAM.

    Honestly, after hearing what an Apple store employee told me, I'd be more inclined to think the 6s+ will get the 2GB, but the 6 might not.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
    Safari I have no answer for you. I rarely use it. That's what apps are for and when I do use Safari, I haven't noticed excessive tab reloading.
    Anyway in other apps the issue of reloading could still easily be poor coding on the app developers part. Would 2GB RAM help that? Sure, but it doesn't actually resolve the underlying issue, just papers over it.
    09-10-2015 10:09 AM
  18. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Safari I have no answer for you. I rarely use it. That's what apps are for and when I do use Safari, I haven't noticed excessive tab reloading.
    Anyway in other apps the issue of reloading could still easily be poor coding on the app developers part. Would 2GB RAM help that? Sure, but it doesn't actually resolve the underlying issue, just papers over it.
    True but if it's making those applications more stable, even as it drains all resources, it's a benefit to me. Not everyone's experiences the same and we all use our devices differently right? YMMV.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
    09-10-2015 10:16 AM
  19. finn5975's Avatar
    Interesting article. There is a source link embedded in it as well. Apple Sales Rep claims both the 6S and 6S Plus to have 2GB RAM.

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature 2GB of RAM - GSMArena.com news
    09-10-2015 10:36 AM
  20. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    True but if it's making those applications more stable, even as it drains all resources, it's a benefit to me. Not everyone's experiences the same and we all use our devices differently right? YMMV.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
    True. We all use our devices differently.
    But I'd rather have any underlying issues fixed in the app's optimization rather than just throwing the bandaid of more RAM on it. Sure, it may appear to fix the issue but I'd still be irked knowing the app's developers didn't fix the actual issue.
    09-10-2015 10:37 AM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    Interesting article. There is a source link embedded in it as well. Apple Sales Rep claims both the 6S and 6S Plus to have 2GB RAM.

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature 2GB of RAM - GSMArena.com news
    Sure as excrement when it comes out what is actually there for RAM - if it is indeed 2GB, there's going to be a whine about it not being more...
    qbnkelt and Not Quite Right like this.
    09-10-2015 10:38 AM
  22. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Interesting article. There is a source link embedded in it as well. Apple Sales Rep claims both the 6S and 6S Plus to have 2GB RAM.

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature 2GB of RAM - GSMArena.com news
    I'm definitely jumping on the bandwagon if this is legitimate.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
    09-10-2015 10:40 AM
  23. finn5975's Avatar
    Sure as excrement when it comes out what is actually there for RAM - if it is indeed 2GB, there's going to be a whine about it not being more...
    You bet. Already seeing it in the comment sections. The good ol "welcome to 2012" from the myriad who are blinded by the spec driven propaganda out there. This time of year is both the most exciting, and most trying of times in the forums lol.
    qbnkelt and CK#CB like this.
    09-10-2015 10:41 AM
  24. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Sure as excrement when it comes out what is actually there for RAM - if it is indeed 2GB, there's going to be a whine about it not being more...
    I think 2GB is very sufficient. On my Z10, it has 2GB of RAM. It functions great. I think it's just enough to slow those reloads and possibly prevent a few crashes for me. I'm hoping this is legitimate.


    Sent from my iPad Mini 3 using Tapatalk.
    09-10-2015 10:43 AM
  25. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Even if it isn't, the 7 will most likely have the 2GB needed to have a fluid experience.
    09-10-2015 10:44 AM
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