iPhone 6S To Launch With 2GB RAM And Pre-Installed Apple SIM
If the next-gen iPhone 6S is announced this September, it is likely to come with a 2 GB RAM and pre-installed Apple SIM, allowing users to switch to any cellular network with ease.
The RAM increase is expected to be seen in both variants iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. This means that smartphones will have as much place as in the iPad Air 2, which was launched last year. Apple iPhones have been shipping with 1 GB of RAM since 2012, so it was high time the company decided to upgrade the smartphones.
Apple had introduced 1 GB of RAM in when the third-generation iPad Air 2 was released in March 2012. Six months later, Apple announced that the iPhone 5 would be upgraded to 1 GB of RAM from the iPhone 4S’ 512MB of RAM. So gear up for faster and more responsive apps, greater storage and lesser delays in game playing.
The pre-installed SIM that Apple introduced in the iPad Air 2 allows users to sign up for mobile data plans from the partnered carriers without having to sign a contract. The Apple SIM offers options to choose from short-term plans by carriers in the U.S. (AT&T T, T-Mobile and Sprint) and the U.K. (EE). Moreover, the Apple SIM in iPad Air 2 supports 20 different LTE bands within the GSM and CDMA standards. You can find the options through the Settings app in your iOS enabled device. Allowing support for multiple bands and standards has made it easier to use the iPad Air 2 while traveling overseas.
While you can switch to providers at any time using the Apple SIM, there are still some restrictions. For instance, if you sign a contract with AT&T originally, you will not be able to use the SIM on other networks. If the iPad is purchased at Sprint or T-Mobile, the device is limited to that specific network. Verizon is not yet on board with the whole Apple SIM deal, so you WILL have to use a Verizon SIM after all.
However, here comes the good news: you will be able to switch between networks if you buy the iPad Air 2 with an Apple SIM from the Apple store.
Therefore, the forthcoming iPhone 6S will likely have similar limitations since consumers tend to buy smartphones mainly from the phone carriers, while Apple’s other devices are mostly bought from its own stores. This gives the phone carriers more leverage when it comes to deciding its Apple SIM options.