Finally — after being stuck with only 1GB of RAM memory since iPhone 5, which came out in 2012 — iPhone users get an upgrade. The recently launched iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus apparently both have 2GB of RAM. While this hasn’t been officially confirmed (and likely won’t be confirmed until someone opens the device up and inspects the memory chip), we know it thanks to developer Hamza Sood, who did some tinkering with the latest version of Apple’s development platform Xcode.
Furthermore, the iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM (twice as much as other new iPads), which was already leaked by Apple itself. Sood did this by creating a simple app, which displays an image based on the iDevice’s memory. While not an entirely foolproof way to prove that the new iPhones indeed sport a 2GB RAM chip, it’s a good indication that this is indeed the case. So what does this mean for the consumers? Despite the fact that Apple doesn’t publicize these numbers, it’s very good news. It means the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will have a lot less trouble handling memory-hungry apps, and actually makes them a decent upgrade over the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, respectively.