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

Author: Javier Pastor

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.