Rumor: iPhone 6s Might Feature 2GB LPDDR4 RAM and iOS 9
It hasn’t even been 4 months since the launch of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and rumors circulating the next iteration of iPhone are already oozing out. Last week, we reported that the next iPhone, which presumably is going to be iPhone 6s, might incorporate a 10-megapixel rear-facing camera and now, some new information has surfaced online.
According to TechNews Taiwan, the next iPhone might feature 2GB of RAM which is twice than the RAM available in both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Furthermore, the RAM in iPhone 6s (I’d refer the next iPhone as iPhone 6s for the sake of clarity) will be LPDDR4 instead of LPDDR3 which is available in current models.
From a technical perspective, LPDDR4 offers 32Gbps of bandwidth which is twice the size offered by LPDDR3 (still used by many premium phones). If this turns out to be true, we’d see better launch speeds, improved multi-tasking, and faster loading times.
There’s more! Rumor has it that Apple will take Android’s lead and launch iPhone 6s with iOS9. The unannounced firmware will boast better battery life, improved background tasks execution, and a fistful of UI tweaks among other notable changes. Nothing is concrete as of this instant, but we can expect to hear soon in October ’15 when the company usually makes new announcements.
Apple’s ‘s’ models always take a giant leap from ‘non-s’ models as it’s evident from 4s and 5s, but one thing that shouldn’t be neglected is its price point, especially if Apple is indeed planning to incorporate a 10-megapixel camera and LPDDR4 memory.
Since we already know that Apple is pretty conservative when it comes to hardware upgrades; what’s you take on these rumors? Are these too good to be true? Let us know in the comments below!
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