Apple’s iPhone 6 is scheduled to be unveiled on September 9, but many details of the device have already leaked out well in advance (especially the design and interior components of the device). Today, however, we’re getting reports of a design decision with the iPhone 6 that we hope turns out to be false when the device is finally revealed next month.
Mac Rumors is reporting that leaked schematics for the smartphone show that the A8 processor will still come with just 1GB of RAM onboard. The iPhone 5 was introduced with 1GB of RAM in September 2012, and Apple stayed the course with the iPhone 5S in September 2013.
It should be noted that Android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) ship with 2GB of RAM. LG’s G3 ups the ante with 3GB of RAM. And Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly pack in a hefty 4GB of RAM.
If this report turns out to be true, this could mean bad news for the next generation of iPads, which could also be stuck with 1GB of RAM. As testing has shown in iOS 7 with Apple’s current generation of iPad tablets, 1GB of RAM is often a limiting factor in Apple’s own apps like Safari where tab refreshing can get incredibly annoying.
Source: Mac Rumors