The current models of iPhone – iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus – has been around for a while now, and it’s about time that rumor mill, about next generation iPhone 6s, starts running in full swing. A new report published by Apple Insider claims Apple to be eyeing some noteworthy changes to the ‘iPhone 6s’ when it’s launched later this year.
Apple Insider reports that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus will feature 2GB of RAM. All those Apple fans eyeing top-end Android smartphones with 3GB of RAM must be delighted by this rumor. A smartphone with more memory means better multitasking and improved battery life.
The report further adds that the S-upgrade of both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus will come with Apple SIM which was first introduced in iPad Air 2. With an Apple SIM, iPhone owners will be able to switch between carriers whenever they want to, based on their personal needs. The source of Apple Insider’s report is “a person familiar with Apple’s future product plans” who in the past has provided “reliable info.”
Apple Insider, which has not been a much reliable outlet for exclusives, states that although introducing Apple SIM in the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus will face resistance from carriers, however things have changed due to huge iPhone sales numbers.
What has changed is Apple’s position in the market. The iPhone is now the most popular consumer product since the microwave, making it impossible for carriers to ignore.
iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to get 1GB of RAM, and by the time iPhone 6s gets announced, it will have been three years of iPhone models running on 1GB of RAM while the rivals been rocking 2GB and more RAM. The report credits the chipset that Apple used in iPad Air 2, with Apple A8X chip, that future iPhones may feature 2GB of RAM.
As the iOS software and all its stock apps are 64-bit, this means the same 1GB RAM will accommodate both the 32-bit and 64-bit libraries, resulting in a lesser room for multitasking and increase in power consumption. More RAM on iPad Air 2 exhibits really smooth multitasking, and the device can leave tabs open in Safari for longer time period without a need to refresh.