Official iPhone 6 Plus Reviews Report 1 GB RAM

Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:31 PM PDT by Juli Clover

Earlier today, a screenshot from iPhone monitoring app System Status suggested Apple's larger iPhone 6 Plus might be limited to 1 GB of RAM, much like the iPhone 6.

Several iPhone 6 Plus reviews, which were released this evening, appear to confirm that hypothesis, with multiple sites reporting the device has 1 GB of RAM. In its review, Macworld says that the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus both "appear to have the same 1GB of memory as last year's devices."

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TechRadar has a similar claim, stating that both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have 1 GB of RAM, as does The Guardian, listing 1GB of RAM in the specifications of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. T3, TechRadar's sister site, said the iPhone 6 Plus's 1 GB of RAM seemed to handle all tasks thrown at it fairly well.

The 1GB of RAM inside, again, doesn't sound too beefy, but seemed to handle the new multi-tasking features well and propped up some simultaneous emailing, video watching and HD gaming. Internal tweaks such as the Metal graphics upgrade we must wait to see the benefit of, but the new BioShock port is one of the most demanding games on iOS currently and it performed great, as did The Wolf Among Us (check out that colour spectrum) and Asphalt 8 (speeeeeeed).

Aside from the size difference between the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 devices, the appearance of 1GB of RAM in both phones suggests that they have nearly identical internal specifications, offering the same A8 chip and memory. The larger iPhone 6 Plus does, however, have a larger battery due to its size and it also offers optical image stabilization as a differentiating factor.

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be arriving in stores and in the hands of customers beginning on Friday, September 19. We've rounded up a full list of all the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews that have been released so far, giving users a clear picture of the two devices ahead of launch.

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73 months ago
well...how else is Apple going to sell the 6S?

and how else are they going to deprecate iPhone 6 when ios 12 comes out?
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73 months ago

My question is this: Why is Apple so reluctant to put 2GB of RAM in these phones? Can anyone answer this?

Profit margins. That is all.
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73 months ago
My question is this: Why is Apple so reluctant to put 2GB of RAM in these phones? Can anyone answer this?
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73 months ago
It's adequate for now, but it'll suck in a year when they optimize their latest OS for the new 2 GB versions of their devices. So where does that leave the 6 and 6 Plus? On par with the iPhone 5—a phone that was released in 2012. In fact, they'll be worse off with the higher resolutions and 64-bit architecture.

Bravo, Apple.
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73 months ago
It's official!

Will I weep when I receive my 6+ this Friday?

Nope.
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73 months ago

I'm paying over $1,000 for a device with 1 gig of ram, that's disappointing.

Someone gets it. You are paying through the nose for these devices and people's reactions are "don't care" "show me how to trigger a refresh" "it's plenty" oh and that old chestnut "shut the f up before I get really mad."

Apple never mentions RAM, not on their website and not in keynotes. Well we wouldn't want to confuse folks with "different" types of gigabytes would we? And if the specs aren't quite as good as the competition, Apple likes to sweep that under the carpet. Try to find "A5" on the iPod touch tech specs page on Apple's website.

People think that 16 or 32GB is the "memory" of the device and it seems to keep them happy. So most people won't even know what you are talking about, letalone understand what an app refresh is and why it happens.

So your apps will refresh a lot. But at least they'll refresh 25% faster than before!
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