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Rumour: Apple’s next iPhone and iPad to double down on RAM


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The ink is barely dry on our iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 reviews, but we’re already reading rumours surrounding the next generation of Apple’s smartphones and tablets.

Today, reports emanating from Taiwan (via TechnoBuffalo) claim Apple is preparing to double the amount of RAM within the next-generation devices.

While Apple never goes on record with the nitty gritty of its specs, that would mean the next iPhone could have 2GB of RAM, while a whopping 4GB of RAM could sit within 2015’s iPads.

Any memory boost would allow the firm to realise the potential of the 64-bit processors used in recent models. That extra RAM could be used to provide speedier multitasking and improved performance when gaming.

Currently Apple is a little off the pace when it comes to the memory it packs into its gadgets. The unofficial 1GB of RAM within the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus doesn’t compare favourably to the 3GB available in devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Even doubling the current offering would still leave Apple behind the curve compared to the top Android manufacturers.

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Of course this is very much a rumour which we’re taking with a healthy dose of salt right now. What would you like to see within the next iPhones and iPads? Share your dream specs in the comments section below.


December 19, 2014, 7:58 pm

"double down on RAM"
I would understand "to double", or even "to double up" (but not is this context). But when did "double down on" enter the language, and how does it differ from the previous?

A. Mir

December 20, 2014, 12:34 pm

I didn't get it either. I thought the headlines suggested that Apple was downgrading the RAM on future phones and tablets.


December 20, 2014, 9:58 pm

thats the style apple


December 20, 2014, 9:59 pm

what country are you two from to double down is to put twice as much on the table


December 20, 2014, 11:38 pm

In the UK the term is usually used when there is an element of risk like in a gambling situation. In this case it should be "Apple’s next iPhone and iPad to double RAM" unless it is believed that doing so is a risky decision and may deter customers from purchasing their product.


December 27, 2014, 12:58 am

But the favourite whipping boy for iFans is the amount of RAM that today's Android flagships pack... "iOS doesn't need that much RAM, it's so much more efficient than Android..." Boy am I looking forward to this.

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