The iPhone 4S Appears to Have 512MB RAM

a5 ipad 2Last week, the Infinity Blade developer first suggested that the iPhone 4S still had 512MB of RAM, just like the iPhone 4:

"I'm still shocked that, with the iPhone 4S, I'm literally running around with a 1080p video camera in my pocket, with an eight megapixel camera, 64GB of hard drive space and an A5 chip with 512MB of memory. This is a really powerful computer, right?

The developer would be in a position to know as they had demoed their game on the new iPhone 4S during last week's keynote.

We had doubts about this claim, however, as we had previously heard that the new iPhone would carry 1GB of RAM. Note that we heard this alongside other information regarding Apple's Assistant feature that we accurately mocked up ahead of Siri's launch, so we were confident in the source.

But, now, AppVV also confirms that the iPhone 4S has 512MB of RAM. In a discussion thread an administrator reports that it has 512MB. This fact is repeated on their Weibo page as well in response to a question:

Re @ LogIn_Kim: RAM have said before, is still 512MB.

Though they don't detail how they came to the figure, we're inclined to believe AppVV as they are the ones who posted a hands-on video of the iPhone 4S this morning.

Top Rated Comments

MarlboroLite Avatar
164 months ago
Apple has always been stingy with RAM--whether it's in their computers or iStuff. And when they have offered extra RAM on their computers they gouge for it. I have no idea why they do this or why they have such an aversion to increasing the memory capacity of their devices when the costs clearly drop every year while the necessity of the boost goes up every year.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sportsfan Avatar
164 months ago
This

I don't care if it has 32mb of RAM, as long as it runs fine.

Who cares what the specs are if it works great?
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NYR99 Avatar
164 months ago
I don't care if it has 32mb of RAM, as long as it runs fine.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigcat318 Avatar
164 months ago
Prepare for comments about how the 4S will be slow and useless without 1GB of RAM. Or how [Insert Android Phone here] is better because it has 1GB of RAM.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imgonephishin Avatar
164 months ago
That's how love to what Apple does looks like.

Um, huh?
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
x13gamer Avatar
164 months ago
Don't buy it then, problem solved.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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