Yesterday’s Apple event showcasing the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was a pretty big success if you ask the Cupertino company. From a new iWatch OS to the finally-unveiled iPad Pro, Apple showed off a large number of gadgets. Along with the new AppleTV and TVOS, Apple also lifted the curtain on its next generation iPhone to the masses. Though there are new features — including 3D Touch, live photos, a bump in camera hardware, a more efficient processor and a new, stronger aluminum, the iPhone looks like its predecessor.
While Apple showcased almost everything there is to know about the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, one aspect that went unmentioned was the amount of RAM each new iPhone is packing. Every generation of the iPhone packed 1GB of RAM and while the rumors suggested these new devices would get a bump in memory, nothing was confirmed leaving many wondering if the device had more RAM or not. Good news though, as that appears not to be a concern.
In an after-keynote hands-on session, the folks at Redmond Pie were able to confirm that the 6s and 6s Plus will both sport 2 GB of RAM. With Apple’s confirmation on the matter, the boost in RAM puts the iPhone on-par with the iPad Air 2. Some have mentioned the Air 2 feels faster and smoother than the iPhone 6, so the upgrade will be a welcome one.
Throw in the new 64-bit A9 processor that is said to rival processors of the desktop variety, and users should notice a welcomed boost in performance over that of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Another aspect not mentioned was battery size. The new iPhones were rumored to sport a smaller battery, and a marketing video from Apple seems to confirm that, at least for the iPhone 6s. If you watch the video below, you’ll eventually see the internal components of the new device with text on the battery suggesting the new battery size is 95 mAh less than last year’s model, down to 1,715 mAh from 1,810 mAh.
Of course, with Apple’s new, more efficient A9 processor, the battery life should equal out to be the same as last year’s model with 10 hours of 3G or 4G data use with 14 hours of talk time on 3G or 11 hours of straight video playback. It should be noted that the battery life for the 6s Plus has yet to be confirmed but rumor has it that it dropped from 2,910 mAh to 2,750 mAh. But, again, the more efficient processor equates the 6s Plus to the same battery life as last year’s 6 Plus.
With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus going up for preorder this weekend, it’ll be interesting to see if a drop in battery will cause worry among the iOS faithful. Personally, I doubt it.Source: Redmond Pie
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