Why 2GB, Apple?

A popular request for Apple users has come to life. According to Xcode, the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have 2GB of RAM, while the iPad Pro has 4 GB.

I wonder what’s the reason behind the growth in RAM memory. Cost is probably not an issue (maybe the 1GB chips were obsolete?), but iOS didn’t seem to worry about managing just 1GB of RAM. In fact, most Android users wouldn’t understand (and would envy) how a phone with this small memory could offer such experiencies.

I’m pretty sure the new voice activation and the multitasking capabilities are partly responsible (3D Touch is guilty too), but I guess they just want to give headroom for future enhancements in the OS. Anyway, a really welcome upgrade for spec-hungry people.

Now you’ll be able to open a lot more of tabs in Safari withouth them reloading over and over again. Wonderful.

Source: Xcode confirms 2 GB RAM for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, 4 GB RAM for iPad Pro | 9to5Mac

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