Here’s another iPhone 6 rumor for you folks, and its a bummer of a tale. According to a schematic from Weibo GeekBar, Apple’s iPhone 6 will include a paltry 1GB or RAM. In an age where flagship smartphones rock 2 or even 3GB of RAM, this rumor comes as quite a shock.
Before you go getting too huffy, the leak doesn’t specify whether the 1GB or RAM applies to both iPhone 6 models or just the lower-end one. Apple is expected to release two iPhone 6 models, one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch screen. 1GB in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 isn’t such a shock, but if that’s all Apple is packing into both models…well, then we have a problem.
On the flipside, Apple’s specialty is software, releasing iOS builds only when everything is perfect. OK, that’s not always the case, but what I’m trying to covey here is that even with 1GB of RAM, Apple is going to make sure that the iPhone 6 runs iOS 8 without any hiccups. Nobody buys Apple products for specs alone – it’s the software that sells the Cupertino company’s stylish hardware. The argument could also be made that Android hogs more resources, which requires more RAM to keep the OS snappy, while iOS is more streamlined to use less power. That may have been the case with older builds of Android, but after using Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto G and other low-end devices with 512MB of RAM, I’d argue Android isn’t as big of a resource hog as Apple fans paint it to be. But anyhoo…
Much is still unknown about the iPhone 6 models, but it won’t be long now until we know everything. Apple is expected to announce the two iPhone models in early September.
What do you think? Would 1GB or RAM in the iPhone 6 be a deal breaker for you?