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Video Shows Benefits of 2GB RAM in iPhone 6s

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they didn't mention that the new iPhones carry 2GB of RAM, an increase from 1GB on the iPhone 6. The 2GB RAM was later confirmed in Xcode and benchmarks. This increased RAM allows the iPhone to keep more Apps and data active in memory.

iDownloadBlog recorded this video showing the difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s after loading several websites in Safari:


The iPhone 6s is able to keep more websites active in memory without requiring a reload when returning to the tab. The additional RAM should also allow more apps to remain active in memory without relaunching.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus just launched on Friday.

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13 months ago

It's enough if you don't need 20 tabs stored in memory

Oh please, stop pulling numbers out of your ass.
My 6Plus couldn't even keep 3 tabs open without refreshing.
Rating: 92 Votes
13 months ago
This is the best feature of the new iPhone and Apple won't even specifically acknowledge it.

Sometimes, specs DO matter.
Rating: 58 Votes
13 months ago
But i thought 1GB of Ram was enough........
Rating: 55 Votes
13 months ago
Annoying 2 gb wasn't in the 6/6+ to begin with.
Rating: 46 Votes
13 months ago
I can definitely feel the difference. So far, it's given me nothing but an easy ride. What a pleasure!
Rating: 32 Votes
13 months ago

But i thought 1GB of Ram was enough........

It's enough if you don't need 20 tabs stored in memory
Rating: 30 Votes
13 months ago

Great. So now I can finally have 50 websites open (who doesn't need that!) at the same time, meanwhile I am still envying my friends with wireless charging.


Are you really? Why? Its utterly pointless. Maybe when I can have actual wireless charging so that my phone chargers whilst i'm walking around my house, that would be cool - or at the very least it charges whenever I lay it down on any surface. But having to put it on a pad which slow chargers the phone is really really useless.
Rating: 29 Votes
13 months ago
B.... But... I thought 1GB was enough for the next 15 generations...
Rating: 27 Votes
13 months ago
Well what do you know: turns out people who said the iPhone doesn't need 2 GB of RAM were wrong.

Also, nice massive ad on The Verge there, Nilay. Hello ad-block karma. Don't say you didn't bring this on yourselves :-)
Rating: 23 Votes
13 months ago

Mine CAN keep 3 tabs open without refreshing.

3 tabs!! A power-user you are.
Rating: 19 Votes

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