iFixit disassembles iPhone 6 Plus

Rumors: next iPhone will have 2GB of RAM; new MacBooks Air will be launched next week

Rumors, rumors, rumors … what would the Apple world be without them, right? Because one who turns and moves gives faces has to do with the RAM in iGadgets.

iFixit disassembles iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 Plus disassembled by iFixit.

While the iPhones remain with “only” 1GB of RAM, the iPad Air 2 already has 2GB. Samsung, for example, kicked the stick of the tent and already tried to put 3GB of RAM in the Galaxies S6 and S6 edge. There is, however, a balance between the amount of RAM and optimization of the operating system as a whole so that it does not need to use as much random memory as this – consequently, saving battery.

Apple has always done this very well. While other devices on the market have 2GB of RAM and still “choke” at various times, iPhones 6/6 Plus have only 1GB and run iOS 8 very smoothly. But there comes a point where there is nowhere to run: for the system to do more (like opening more tabs in the browser without having to reload them every time we switch from one to another, for example), more RAM is something required.

Taking into account that iPad Air 2 already have this specification, it is not very difficult to imagine that the “iPhone 6s” (we will call the future generation of iPhones like that) will also come with the same 2GB. And this is what the AppleInsider said today – based on sources which have proven to be reliable in the past.

They also claim that Apple is considering placing its SIM card (the one that currently comes pre-installed on iPads – in the U.S. – and gives the flexibility to choose from a variety of plans from some operators) on iPhones from the next generation. Eventually this should happen, but I honestly don’t know if 2015 is the timing right for that – even taking into account the problems and challenges that such a chip represents, since operators don’t seem to have liked the idea much.

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Leaving iPhones and entering MacBooks, next week we will have another Apple event in which we will most likely know detailed information about the Apple Watch. However, as we speak, it is also possible that Apple will take the opportunity to show news in the Mac world.

Supposed new MacBook Air

While the The Michael Report says we will finally get to know the MacBook Air with Retina display (the completely redesigned 12-inch one), images released on the Chinese website forum Feng.com show what would be a basic update of the current line of MacBooks Air (which would win processors from the “Broadwell” family, Intel HD 6000 graphics, a slightly larger battery, among other improvements expected for updates like this).

Next week we will know what’s next – in relation to the MacBook, of course, since we still have a lot to know about the next generation of the iPhone.

[via Cult of Mac, MacRumors]