After Apple announced the iPad Pro, and the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, one of the biggest questions in everyone’s mind was definitely this one thing – how much RAM do those devices have? While Apple did not make any formal announcements, Hamza Sood says that Xcode confirms that the new iPhones have 2GB of RAM, and the iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM.
Hamza Sood is a developer who is known to reveal upcoming features based on the source code. He’s not always right, but has made some pretty spot-on predictions before like Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor, as well as a slow-mo camera feature months before their debut on the iPhone 5s.
Not much of a surprise but Xcode confirms 2GB of RAM for the 6s (and 6s plus), and 4GB for the iPad Pro pic.twitter.com/X8Ym4DtamS
— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) September 13, 2015
This time round, the developer used asset catalogues with Xode 7 GM to reveal that the iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus has 2GB of RAM, an increase from 1GB on the iPhone 6), while the iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, double the RAM of the iPad Air 2 that is powered by an A8X chipset.
This is quite a big deal for Apple, the Cupertino company has stuck with 1GB of RAM since the iPhone 5 back in 2012. The only time they increased the RAM was last year when they launched the iPad Air 2. Now, with multitasking capability in iOS 9, 4K video recording capability in the new iPhone 6s/6s Plus, and the debut of an iPad Pro, it looks like Apple is finally adopting bigger RAMs.
The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are available for preorder in selected countries, and will be launched on 25 September 2015. Check out our previous post to see the prices of the new iPhones around the world.