Whenever Apple announces a new iPhone, iPad, or any other iOS device, it never go into greater details of its hardware specs except for the main processing chip and camera. The official iPhone 6s and iPad Pro technical specifications pages are no different; they don’t reveal how much RAM do the both devices have. But we have a good news for those worried about the RAM specifications of the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPad Pro.
It has now been confirmed that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus comes with 2GB of RAM module while the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes loaded with 4GB of RAM. The RAM specifications of these iOS devices have been confirmed by a well-known developer Hamza Sood, who in a tweet, revealed that the iPhone 6s indeed has a 2GB RAM and the iPad Pro sports a 4GB RAM module (which was also revealed by Adobe in a press release.)
Sood found out about the exact RAM specifications by means of Xcode. He seems to have found out about the RAM specifications through a simple test in the Xcode to confirm the specifications as shown in the screenshot above. He also explained that these 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB image assets were based on the memoryClass key.
The image asset is chosen based on the memoryClass key in the simdevicetype’s capabilities.plist. 0 = <1GB, 1 = 1GB, 2 = 2GB, 3 = 4GB.
— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) September 13, 2015
It was widely rumored that the larger iPhone 6s variant will be the only iPhone model to get 2GB RAM bump, but thankfully the standard sized iPhone 6s has also been upgraded with a 2GB of RAM. This makes the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus the first iPhone devices to get a 2GB RAM module.
More RAM, in a device, means better performance, and fewer crashes of apps due to lack of available memory. Almost all the flagship Android devices have been enjoying 2GB and even 4GB RAM for many years now. It’s worth noting that more RAM doesn’t guarantee smoother performance, the operating system must also be good at memory management, that’s exactly what Apple has been doing with small RAM as compared to its competitors.
Does the more RAM make you feel better about your iPhone 6s or the iPhone 6s purchase?