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Xcode Confirms 2GB of RAM in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 4GB of RAM in iPad Pro

Apple development tool Xcode seemingly confirms the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus each have 2GB of RAM, while the iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, as discovered by iOS developer Hamza Sood.

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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have long been rumored to have 2GB of RAM. Meanwhile, Adobe issued a Creative Cloud press release earlier this week that stated the iPad Pro had 4GB of RAM, but removed the mention just hours later.

As usual, Apple itself did not mention how much RAM the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPad Pro have during its "Hey Siri" media event, nor does it include RAM on the tech spec pages for any of the devices.

Related Roundups: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro
Tags: Xcode, RAM, Hamza Sood
Buyer's Guide: iPhone (Buy Now), 12.9" iPad Pro (Caution)


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14 months ago
Yuck, 1 GB of RAM is plenty. Hopefully they go back to 1 GB next year.
Rating: 145 Votes
14 months ago
Keep in mind, before the "wowz it took soon long" wave comes in, this 2GB of RAM is going outperform many/most of the 3GB+ devices out there. The amount of work they've done in memory compression (acquiring firms like anobit) and tuning the OS to the hardware is just staggering.
Rating: 62 Votes
14 months ago
Still not gonna believe until Taylor confirms it.
Rating: 57 Votes
14 months ago
Why is Apple so secretive about RAM? It makes no sense to me. Everyone finds out anyway; they may as well just list it in the specs.
Rating: 43 Votes
14 months ago

Yuck, 1 GB of RAM is plenty. Hopefully they go back to 1 GB next year.


Please leave the area immediately or we will have to call troll security.
Rating: 42 Votes
14 months ago
Way to go, Apple! This is great news!
Rating: 36 Votes
14 months ago

The iPad Pro is just one more step towards iOS replacing Mac OS X.


Sorry, not until it has a decent file system.
Rating: 33 Votes
14 months ago


Rating: 31 Votes
14 months ago

damn it, 2gb isn't enough! we need 3gb of ram on the iphone or there's simply no point buying one. biggest fail of the year. /s

2 GB is a significant upgrade. On iPhone 6 (Plus) you only get a few hundred MBs of free RAM (200-300 at best). That's enough for a couple of tabs in Safari and 1-2 apps before things start reloading. With 2 GB RAM, you have 1.3 GB of free RAM (4.5x or 450% more) which is PLENTY for dozens of tabs and apps. A huge difference.
Rating: 26 Votes
14 months ago
Should have been 2 GB in the first place. The way apps refresh is my number one dislike of my 6+. It is beyond frustrating to type something in one app, multitask to safari to check something, and then come back to see my text obliterated.

Because Spec junkies buy exclusively on it. As apple is focused on consumers first and foremost, RAM is something only "the nerds" find themselves concerned about, myself included.


Apple does focus on specs, though--every year they talk about GPU and CPU performance. I would argue that RAM limitations are more impactful to a user's experience than processor speed. But I guess it's easier to communicate that "it's faster" than "2 GB means your apps will refresh less".
Rating: 26 Votes

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