Apple’s newly announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both are now confirmed to feature 2GB of RAM, representing the first time an iPhone has shipped with that particular memory configuration. The iPad Pro is also now confirmed to come with 4GB of RAM, another first.
The confirmation comes via developer Hamza Sood who took to Xcode to try and work out just how much RAM Apple’s new top-of-the-line devices ship with. Sood also posted a ascreenshot which shows all three products running in Xcode with overlays showing the memory that will be avaialble.
While Apple has not spoken about the RAM that will ship in its latest iOS devices, that’s nothing new for the company that likes to make specifications an afterthought rather than a headlining feature. One of its partners, Adobe, confirmed the iPad Pro’s 4GB of memory in a Creative Cloud press release a couple of days ago however, and has since removed any mention of it.
The arrival of 2GB of RAM to the iPhone and 4GB of RAM to the iPad Pro sees Apple’s device’s begin to close the gab between iOS hardware and that running Android. Makers of Android devices have long been cramming more and more memory into their devices in an attempt to gain a performance advantage over the iPhone and iPad, with varied success.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be available from September 25th, with the iPad Pro not set to be available until some time in November following announcements at this week’s press event. Apple made its newest iPhones available for pre-order this past Saturday, with some iPhone 6s configurations still showing as available for delivery on the 25th, while the bigger iPhone 6s Plus is being completely sold out.
(source: Hamza Sood on Twitter)
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