It appears that prelaunch rumors about the RAM boost in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus could be true after all, as a purported Apple Support employee claims both devices are running on 2 GB of RAM each.
Apple has traditionally been mum about the RAM in its devices, as well as other specs such as processor clock speed and battery size. As usual, the iPhone maker declined to mention how much RAM the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have during its Sept. 9 event, and Apple's website does not mention RAM or processor details at all.
However, a Reddit user claiming to work for Apple Support says both the new iPhones have 2 GB of RAM. Operating anonymously under the nickname adobeflashcrashed, the source said he has access to an internal Apple website at asw.apple.com and posted a screenshot of the website as proof of his legitimacy.
He does not, however, show a screenshot of a specs list somewhere to prove that his claim of 2 GB RAM claim was real, saying that the PDF document will have his employee ID watermarked all over it. The document, he says, is located "in a PDF under the iPhone tab."
We can't know for sure if the source actually has access to classified Apple information, but his claim is in line with earlier rumors that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will finally have an upgraded RAM. Until someone decides to do a teardown of both smartphones, we'll have to hold out any conclusions for now.
The news comes hot on the heels of an earlier report claiming the iPad Pro, Apple's massive new 12.9-inch tablet, is powered by 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM. The claim was made by Adobe in a press release about its new mobile creativity apps. However, just hours after Apple news websites picked up the press release, Adobe decided to remove the part about the iPad Pro's RAM, perhaps because it was not supposed to include the information in its press release or because the information was incorrect.
Other details Apple left in the dark are the processor speed and battery. Apple only mentions that the new iPhones run on its new A9 chipset, which it says is significantly faster and more powerful than the A8 chipset. However, word has it that A9 is a 64-bit, dual-core processor that clocks at 2.2 GHz. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6s is rumored to have a 1,715 mAh battery, slightly smaller than the 1,810 mAh battery on the iPhone 6, while the iPhone 6s Plus is said to have a 2,750 mAh battery, down from the 2,910 mAh battery of the iPhone 6 Plus.