Everyone is expecting the iPhone 6s to boast 2GB of RAM, but according to a dubious source claiming to be an Apple developer, we may all be wrong.
Switzerland-based Instagram user Fabien Wanner has posted what he claims to be a Geekbench 3 screenshot of the new device, revealing RAM of “just” 1 GB — the same as the current iPhone 6.
The rest of the Geekbench rundown looks normal, with the device’s mobile OS being iOS 9.0, and an A9 chipset clocking in at 2.0 GHz.
As with any (potential) hoax, however, the key is often to show people what they expect to see for the most part. I’m not flat-out saying Wanner’s lying, but it’s certainly unusual practise for an Apple developer to be posting something that should otherwise be locked-down on his Instagram account.
The first person to report the higher 2GB of iPhone 6s RAM was well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that this will be the same for both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 6s’ RAM is likely to be LPDDR4 RAM, compared to the LPDDR3 RAM used in the previous iPhone 6. The main difference between DDR3 and DDR4 are the price and the fact that the latter hits much higher clock speeds than the former.
All of Kuo’s early reports about the 6s have since been backed up by leaks (such as the recent one describing a strengthened shell for the device to avoid a #bendgate part 2), so I’d be surprised if today’s RAM report turns out to be anything more than a joke.
We’ll know for sure on September 9.