The processor’s clock speed sounds remarkable, but the lagging RAM count would be a bitter disappointment.
Prepare to question everything you thought you knew about the upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. According to a dubious Geekbench 3 screenshot originally posted on Instagram, at least the former variant packs 989 MB of random-access memory.
That’s just 2 MB more than what the performance-measuring tool typically reports when putting last year’s iPhone 6 through the paces. It’s also on par with the RAM inside the iPhone 5s, 5c and even the iPhone 5 that came out in fall of 2012.
How might iFans respond to being treated to such decrepit technologies on 2015 “flagships”? Badly, we presume, especially since 4 GB RAM configurations are on the verge of becoming the high-end standard in the competing Android scene.
Some say 4 is overkill, but 2 isn’t, no matter how optimized iOS 9 may come to handle strenuous multitasking scenarios. Granted, comparing the iPhone 6s to the archaic 5 doesn’t seem fair, regardless of the new guy’s memory capacity.
Even if you’ll only get 1 gig of the good stuff, it’s going to be LPDDR4-fast, not part of the sluggish DDR2 variety, or DDR3, like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
All said and done, keep in mind the screen’s source is sketchy, to say the least, and much more authoritative insiders have told us time and time again an upgrade to 2 GB RAM is in the cards this fall. They’ve also mentioned nothing of the Apple A9 chip raising the clock velocity from A8’s humble 1.4 all the way up to 2.0 GHz, so there’s literally every reason to doubt the “leak’s” legitimacy.