1. C6TX6's Avatar
    I saw mention of this on EAP.

    If so, definitely going with the 512GB version.
    My X seems fine with 3GB and I'm sure 4GB would be fine too.
    But 8GB RAM and 512GB storage would certainly last two full years vs. 1.
    09-14-2018 01:25 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    From what I know, it only comes with 4GB of RAM.
    09-14-2018 01:42 AM
  3. C6TX6's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not getting my hopes up.
    With "only" 4GB, it will still be super fast with everything open.
    09-14-2018 02:23 AM
  4. BenitoC's Avatar
    Hard to imagine Apple putting in 8 g ram on an iPhone at this point.
    anon(9343851) likes this.
    09-14-2018 04:00 AM
  5. bakron1's Avatar
    I serious doubt they will put 8 gig of ram into any of their devices and along with everyone else, I think it's going to be 4 gig and will be plenty fast enough.
    anon(9343851) likes this.
    09-14-2018 06:01 AM
  6. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    The only phone with 8GB of RAM in a 512GB storage option is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The iPhone XS Max in 512GB only has 4GB of RAM. If Apple were to have put 8GB of RAM into the device then it would probably cost $2K.
    anon(9343851) likes this.
    09-14-2018 04:42 PM
  7. sekelani's Avatar
    Would be awesome if it had it
    09-14-2018 05:39 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Keep in mind that iPhones don't need as much RAM as Android phones do.
    09-14-2018 06:17 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I saw mention of this on EAP.

    If so, definitely going with the 512GB version.
    My X seems fine with 3GB and I'm sure 4GB would be fine too.
    But 8GB RAM and 512GB storage would certainly last two full years vs. 1.
    Nope. Only 4 GBs of RAM, but that is more than enough on an iPhone so don’t get caught up in the specs game. If you haven’t noticed, top Android smartphones are always pair with the latest iPhone in comparison tests and the performance differences are minor. On numerous occasions, the iPhone with its lesser specs, have outperformed them. Just a little food for thought. That’s all...
    09-14-2018 06:27 PM
  10. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    On numerous occasions, the iPhone with its lesser specs, have outperformed them.
    Only in benchmarks, which are no indicator of real-world use.
    09-14-2018 10:52 PM
  11. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Hard to imagine Apple putting in 8 g ram on an iPhone at this point.
    That would've increased the price to $2449 US ...
    Premium1 likes this.
    09-15-2018 04:01 AM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    Only in benchmarks, which are no indicator of real-world use.
    True, in real-world use the iPhones outperform other devices even more, scarily so.
    09-15-2018 04:35 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    True, in real-world use the iPhones outperform other devices even more, scarily so.
    Indeed...
    DarkKnight08 and Tartarus like this.
    09-15-2018 06:11 AM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Only in benchmarks, which are no indicator of real-world use.
    I’ve seen it outperform competitors in real life tests as well, but not always. There were times when a competitor opened an app or refreshed a web page a half second faster. Still, twice the RAM and yet can only manage to be faster by a fraction of a second?
    DarkKnight08 and Les74 like this.
    09-15-2018 06:13 AM
  15. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    True, in real-world use the iPhones outperform other devices even more, scarily so.
    As someone who owns both Android and iPhone devices, that is not the case. But I don't want to rehash this argument for the 97394579354398539475390284th time.
    09-15-2018 08:43 AM
  16. Raptor007's Avatar
    I can see the reason to put 4GB of RAM into the new phones but 6GB or higher is just getting unreal and more about look what my phone has. Honestly I can have 15-20 apps open on my X and never had an issue, they just sit in the background waiting for you and iOS will manage it if it. has to. Even with Android devices I had in the past and my new work phone I don't keep that many apps open anyways since I use it for calls, email, Skype Business and thats really about it.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-15-2018 09:39 AM
  17. xanadome's Avatar
    "In general", The more RAM capacity, the better performance in any computing device due to the nature of its function. It stores more running information, open more apps, and more browser pages etc etc.
    But in the tiny battery driven mobile device like a phone, it costs battery immensely to keep these memories alive. Apple is of course aware of this irony, and seems to have spent a lot of time to optimize RAM management. Keeping unused info in memory is a waste. I am totally comfortable with what Apple is doing. This is one area where I have a lot of confidence in what Apple has done.
    Talking about the storage memory? Well, a totally different thinking comes in and I am not ?!#@&*.....
    09-15-2018 11:34 AM
  18. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    "In general", The more RAM capacity, the better performance in any computing device due to the nature of its function. It stores more running information, open more apps, and more browser pages etc etc.
    But in the tiny battery driven mobile device like a phone, it costs battery immensely to keep these memories alive. Apple is of course aware of this irony, and seems to have spent a lot of time to optimize RAM management. Keeping unused info in memory is a waste. I am totally comfortable with what Apple is doing. This is one area where I have a lot of confidence in what Apple has done.
    Talking about the storage memory? Well, a totally different thinking comes in and I am not ?!#@&*.....
    The battery life used in the extra RAM is negligible. The processor, display, and cellular radios use way more battery power than the RAM.
    09-15-2018 02:26 PM
  19. xanadome's Avatar
    The battery life used in the extra RAM is negligible. The processor, display, and cellular radios use way more battery power than the RAM.
    Of course. That's given. But in the context of this thread, which is 4Gb vs. 8Gb RAM, not RAM vs. display and CPU etc, keeping larger RAM energized does make a difference in battery life, but not like other larger battery eaters as you pointed out. Apple is aware of this, and made a lot of effort mimize battery drain everywhere, and RAM size was one of their concerns, as I understood.
    09-15-2018 02:46 PM
  20. FaisDogg's Avatar
    As someone who owns both Android and iPhone devices, that is not the case. But I don't want to rehash this argument for the 97394579354398539475390284th time.
    So do I. Both platforms do well in this day and age. But in resource intense tasks, last year's iPhone X does better than note 9, it's going to be even better with A12 chip.
    09-21-2018 09:38 AM

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