Apple has long been expected to finally give the hotly anticipated iPhone 6s a boost in RAM, but a new leak purportedly coming from an Apple developer reveals Apple may stick with 1GB of RAM after all.
As website G for Games notes, the latest rumor comes from Apple developer Fabien Wanner's Instagram account, where he posted an image of the results of the iPhone 6s' benchmark tests on Geekbench 3.
The image refers to the device as the iPhone 8,2, a name that mobile marketing Fiksu has earlier confirmed for the iPhone 6s. Apparently, benchmark results show that the upcoming new iPhone will unsurprisingly be powered by Apple's A9 chip clocking in at 2.0 GHz and will run on iOS 9. The image further shows that the device has only 989MB of RAM, a rumor that goes against every other leak, report and speculation about the new iPhone 6s made in the past.
If, however, the rumor is true, then it is going to be the first major disappointment in the upcoming iPhone 6s, which is expected to be revealed by Apple in September. Since the release of the iPhone 5 in 2012, Apple has always used 1GB of RAM for all its iPhones, including its flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Meanwhile, many of the latest Android handsets have begun sporting 4GB of RAM, including the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Xiaomi, which is currently the biggest smartphone maker in China where Apple hopes to expand its empire, is also rumored to unveil a new Mi 5 sporting 4GB of RAM in November, while other Chinese vendors have jumped in with their 4GB phones as well, including the OnePlus 2 and the ZTE Axon Pro.
The image of the benchmark results has been removed from Wanner's Instagram account, but not before Japanese blog Ringer Blue Men was able to take a screenshot of the image. Keep in mind that this is simply a rumor, and Wanner is not any more reliable than other more respected sources of information about Apple's upcoming products, such as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, for instance, who first predicted the RAM upgrade to 2GB in the iPhone 6s.
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