Another day and another leak related to the upcoming iPhone 6; it seems it’s pretty much raining leaked information related to the purported device these days. Today’s leaks basically comprises of an alleged schematic of the new device that shows the iPhone 6 to be featuring a 1GB RAM chip instead of a larger module, putting it at par with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c.
The information comes courtesy of Geekbar, an Apple repair firm based in China. According to them, the leaked schematic chart comes from a source in the internal supply chain of Apple. However, they, too, are not certain whether the schematic is for the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 or the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone variant.
iPhone 6’s 1GB of RAM shouldn’t come as a surprise to a lot of people. After all, Apple has never been too keen on increasing the amount of RAM in its offerings, and has been able to get away with this easily thanks to a tighter hardware and software integration of it’s devices. If this is information is indeed correct, that will put iPhone 6 much below the top tier offerings from its competitor offerings from Samsung, LG, HTC etc., in terms of sheer hardware comparison.
It’s also a fact, and although Android users will disagree, that Apple’s platform has not been plagued with sluggishness issues like Google’s operating system. Hence, the relatively smaller chip in iPhone 6 might not be that big of an issue.
It’s also noteworthy that the schematic makes references to DDR and NAND, which makes it likely to be a reference to the flash memory instead of the DRAM embedded within the new A8 SoC. However, we’ll find out for sure when Apple official unveils the new device.
The Cupertino tech giant is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 in an event on September 9, although this information isn’t confirmed yet officially. It’s quite likely, however, that even if Apple unveils a new iPhone on the said date, it may delay the announcement of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone variant due to some production issues. The smaller iPhone 6 will probably become officially available a week after the official unveiling.