2 GB of RAM reportedly to be on board the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

The Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus both come with 1 GB of RAM. If a report is to be believed, the iPhones’ follow-up (the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, or whatever Apple ends up calling its next iPhones) will sport 2 GB of RAM.


The news comes to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking site TechNews. According to the report, Apple will use a more up to date LPDDR4 tech that allows double the bandwidth at 34 Gbps. At the same time, it consumes  no additional power. Currently, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus come with 1 GB of RAM that uses older LPDDR3 tech.

The report adds that Apple was having a difficult time deciding between the LPDDR4 and the LPDDR3 for its next iPhones, since LPDDR4 is 35% more expensive than LPDDR3. Furthermore, the new RAM’s availability is said to be another of Apple’s concern, due to production issues at Micron. It seems, however, that those issues have been resolved, with Micron tasked to produce 20% of the iPhone 6S’ RAM this year. Hynix will produce 50% and Samsung will produce 30%.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.

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