Sketchy Rumour Claims Apple Will Double RAM in iPhone and iPad in 2015


Taiwanese site EMSOne claims Apple plans to double the RAM in the next-generation iPhone and iPad. The report is based on a leak sourced to financial news site Advanced Financial Network (via AppleToolbox).

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The source claims Apple will make the iPhone 6s (or 7) and the iPad Air 3 more appealing by doubling the amount of RAM: Instead of the current 1 GB of RAM, we will likely find 2 GB of RAM under the hood of the iPhone unveiled in 2015. As for the next-gen iPad, Apple will use 4 GB of RAM, the source claims.

Looking back in time, we find that Apple started with 256 MB of RAM with the first-generation iPad, and then doubled it with the iPad 2. It packed 1 GB of RAM into the iPad 3, and doubled it again this year to 2GB of RAM with the iPad Air 2 (the iPad 4 and Air featured 1 GB of RAM).

This kind of questions the rumour, but doesn’t exclude the possibility of more RAM with the new iPhone and iPads. Fact is, the software is optimized for the hardware Apple puts together, but there are cases when more RAM is welcome – there are reports of Safari crashing if too many tabs are open.

Although the majority of users would welcome more RAM, developers I have talked to say the amount we have now is enough for a great user experience.


  • K3

    iPad 12″ 4GB ram maybe? …Wondering again about why the Mac Mini shipped this year with it’s own ram alteration the way it was.

  • Riddlemethis

    It simply HAS to up the RAM. IOS 8 is a resource and memory hungry pig. It was a colossal mistake to introduce the iPhone 6 with 1 GB RAM of the same size that first debuted back in 2012. Any performance optimization (for the low RAM) was mainly from Apple themselves for their stock apps. Third party developers rarely optimized their apps for the RAM for the iPhone. Hence they often caused the device or app to crash or other issues.

    However, if the rumour is true (I think it is), this would be the first time the S version of an iPhone had a memory upgrade. In the past, the performance upgrade was always primarily a CPU upgrade.

  • Patricia Johnson

    Its wonderful