iPhone 6 Could Feature Only 1GB of RAM
The guys over at the Chinese Apple repair firm GeekBar recently shared an image on Weibo, which seems to reveal a critical detail about the on-board memory in the next iPhone. If the rumor mill is to be believed, iPhone 6 will have 1GB of RAM which as it turns out is exactly the same as the memory of iPhone 5s.
Talk about an upgrade. In a time where even medium price range smartphones have 2GB or 3GB RAM, Apple is still shipping its device with just 1GB.
It’s also rumored that the processor in iPhone 6 will be cranked up to 2Ghz with an A8 chip from the 1.3Ghz of iPhone 5s and A7 chip. Well, that does sound like a hefty boost but if the processor turns out to be dual core just like iPhone 5s, then that would be a pretty huge disappointment given how Android phones have been carrying quad core processors for even more than a year now.
However, all things considered the specifications don’t really mean poor performance since Apple has complete control over its hardware and software which in turn makes up for a well optimized OS completely compatible with the hardware given a solid performance rivaling those of really good Android phones.
Of course, keep in mind that these are just rumors so the final situation could turn out to be very different. One thing, however, is guaranteed that Apple will leave no stone unturned to make sure its next smartphone stays well in the competition and gives users a proper performance boost and not a sluggish machine.
There is another rumor floating around suggesting the production of 70 to 80 million units, which shows their commitment to their desire to dominate the smartphone market.
While there has been no confirmation of the device’s screen size, in other rumors it is suggested that the screen size would be anywhere from between 4.7 to 5.5 inch with the smaller sized one having lesser memory and the 5.5-inch with a price tag around $800.
So do you think paying $800 (if this turns out to be true) for a smartphone which doesn’t really feel much of an upgrade justified? Can Apple up their game and deliver some real performance beasts?
Share your thoughts.