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The next-generation iPhone, thought to be labeled the iPhone 6s when it launches in the fall, will pack “Force Touch” technology on its screen and built-in 2GB of RAM for added speed, reports Tech News Taiwan.

Of course it’s still early days for iPhone 6s rumors, so take them lightly. However, the report on Thursday is the second in days to claim features for the iPhone 6s, out of Asia where sources have been connected to the supply chain in the past.

The Force Touch technology is currently found within the Apple Watch and adds a new dimension to the user interface. Electrodes in the Retina display can distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, adding another layer of sensing technology to the multitouch screen. This means Apple will need to have a flexible display on the iPhone for this technology to work.

Apple’s industrial design chief Jony Ive said in a recent promotional video that Force Touch technology “quite literally adds a new dimension to the user interface.” It would be a quite interesting feature for a smartphone, but would take new screen technology to be implemented from Apple.

In addition to the extra gigabyte of RAM that’s being reported, Tech News Taiwan says Apple will likely move to new LPDDR4 chips, according to TechNews Taiwan. LPDDR4 is rated for twice the bandwidth of LPDDR3 that’s found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while keeping power consumption the same.

“LPDDR4 represents a dramatic performance increase,” Mian Quddus, Chairman of the JEDEC Board of Directors, said in August 2014. “It is intended to meet the power, bandwidth, packaging, cost and compatibility requirements of the world’s most advanced mobile systems.”

Samsung, Hynix, and Micron-Elpida are expected to split the RAM orders for the so-called iPhone 6s. Furthermore, a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Wednesday said the A9 chip that will be found in the next iPhone will be manufactured by Samsung and GlobalFoundries.

Source: Tech News Taiwan via Apple Insider

  • Shawn

    I really hope so. Id love for more apps to stay open and more safari tabs.

    • Gary LE

      Yep Just like ipad air 2 tabs refresh ALOT LESS!

  • Fanboy 

    Tired of the “2GB of RAM” that come out every. Single. Year. They’re going to keep “predicting” this until Apple finally does it.

    • Andy

      Well, considering that the iPad Air 2 really does have 2GB of RAM, the next iPhone should also have 2GB. The iPad 3 which came out in early 2012 had 1GB of RAM, and guess what, iPhone 5 which came out in late 2012 also had 1GB of RAM.

      • Fanboy 

        I mean it is long over due. But it’s just that every year for the like the past 3 years there’s always that one person claiming 2GB of RAM when the reality is nobody will know until Apple announces it

      • Ted Forbes

        When Carl iCahn ask for it we will get it.

      • Steve Norris

        Some people might know.. A whole lot of leaks in the past have proven true.

      • TheShade247

        In addition you can expect ” Re Engineered 8 MP” Camera.

    • No matter when they do it the next year folks would still complain the next year about not having it upgraded to 3GB.

      • Fanboy 

        I’m saying lol. I just commented for the sake of the argument, because at least in my opinion my iPhone 6 runs perfectly smooth even with it’s current 1GB of RAM & being jailbroken. But people love paper specs so at some point Apple will have to give it to them.

      • I know, and thats why I said the year after that they would complain its not upgraded again.

      • Spoken like a clueless noob. The iPhone may be operating smooth, yet it still can’t provide an immersive multi-tab web browsing experience due to the lack of RAM. You’ll be getting none-stop reloading tabs when you switch to a different tab to get certain information, which can be really frustrating. Maybe fine for a basic user like yourself, no problem with that, just not suitable for people like me.

        For example, when I try posting a response to an online discussion while gathering other information from different sources, the tab I was commenting at refreshes and deletes all my progress. Forcing me to switch to my Surface Pro to get a true multi-tab web browsing experience. I don’t experience this annoyance on my new OnePlus One, I could have 50+ tabs open (just like on my Surface Pro) without worrying about any of them refreshing, thanks to it’s 3GB of RAM.

      • jp2002

        Additional RAM will not be helpful. Even if 2 GB of RAM is given, not all 2 GB is allocated to safari to keep your precious tabs in memory. Also take this into consideration, iOS unlike its desktop counterpart osx does not have memory swap, one reason why osx safari doesn’t refresh. This was one of their initial design philosophy, which you can read up on internet.

        Hence a 2GB RAM wouldn’t help you a lot. For people like you and ubuntu sort of an OS is better as you can tweak the scheduler algorithms and tweak it to your preference right to the number of tabs you need to keep in memory. Also you could try out google new phone, where you can add additional RAM. Apple is just not meant for “power users” like you.

      • You clearly haven’t got a clue how RAM works. Who the f*ck says it all has to be allocated to Safari? iOS allocates RAM on demand, that’s why when you load a RAM heavy app, other apps crash and are removed from memory. Having more RAM would allow those apps to remain in memory while Safari uses the extra memory for keeping tabs. Simple.

        I didn’t need to do any nonsense tweaking on my OnePlus One to get 50+ to stay open. The OS has already been optimized to properly utilize the RAM, and I don’t see what stops Apple from doing that…besides just being extremely greedy.

      • jp2002

        You act as though you know stuff, but you just know an inch in the vast land of ios. Additional RAM won’t fuckin make sense. Do you fuckin have the iPad air 2? How many fuckin tabs can you open in that dimwit? If you probably are a dev i could further talk to you, else my points wouldn’t make sense. But you seem to be a pathetic dimwit trying to beat around the bush.

        Summary: Having extra ram with frequent switching between primary memory and secondary memory makes the OS slow but keeps your content safe and intact on your machine. Also drains your battery faster. Makes no fuckin sense to implement this option on a mobile device.

        Having more ram with no switching makes no sense as current day websites and multimedia apps easily exceed 2 GB. And your battery fuckin drains faster too.

        Having a lesser ram and avoiding switching between primary memory and secondary memory makes your device faster and true multitasking experience isn’t lost much, added with the battery bonus.

        Hence it made complete sense to Scott and team to go ahead with the last option. Non technical bumpkins like you just know numbers and some basic information by reading a couple of blogs and bashing others. And I’ve seen the shit one plus one too. Suits people like you

      • “Exactly why I said extra RAM doesn’t fuckin make sense except it just drains your battery faster idiot.”

        Drains your battery faster? Poor thing is afraid of becoming a wall hugger again, fukn idiot. Android phones have always had 2 or more GB of RAM for years, yet they never have a problem with battery, unlike Apple’s overpriced iPhones. The iPhone 6 Plus now has more battery capacity than the S3 and S4, don’t see what stops Apple from optimizing the OS to take better advantage of RAM. My OnePlus One has 3GB of RAM and battery has never been a problem. You indirectly admitting Android is more optimized for longer battery?

        “Additional RAM won’t fuckin make sense. Do you fuckin have the iPad air 2? How many fuckin tabs can you open in that dimwit?”

        No I don’t have a toyPad, but if the additional RAM makes no difference in the number of tabs you can open, then clearly iOS has a lot of room for optimization. OS speed is no problem on my OnePlus One. With the current 83 apps installed (including system wide tweaks like Trigger, Nova Launcher, etc.), it’s still performing buttery smooth like my jailbroken iPhone 4s does in safe mode. Won’t be surprised if you fukn cunts eat your own words when Apple increases the RAM.

        “Summary: Having extra ram with frequent switching between primary memory and secondary memory makes the OS slow but keeps your content safe and intact on your machine. Also drains your battery faster. Makes no fuckin sense to implement this option on a mobile device.

        Having more ram with no switching makes no sense as current day websites and multimedia apps easily exceed 2 GB. And your battery fuckin drains faster too.”

        Hahaha, f*kn numbskull, you trying too hard to defend Apple’s current stance, but you just keep making a fool out of yourself. With proper optimization, I could have many tabs open in Chrome on my OnePlus One and I’d still have over 1.5GB of RAM free. Regarding draining battery faster, has never been a problem for Android phones (including my OnePlus One), only the iPhone, so, again, you’re indirectly admitting Android phones are properly optimized for battery.

        Having lesser RAM would result in more app crashes, and more data loss, which will effectively render that “true multitasking” pointless and frustrating. Just look in the Settings > General > About > Diagnostics screen of your iPhone, tell me you don’t see all the crashes due to lack of RAM. Oh right, those don’t matter to you…idiot.

      • Shawn

        The 2GB of RAM is needed. It is impossible at the moment to keep more than 2-3 tabs open in safari or even one when using another app.

      • Mattoligy

        That’s not true!!

        I will be complaining for 4GB of ram :-p

  • Isaac

    Someone have this wallpaper?

    • João Miguel Vale

      Yeah, I want it too!

  • Me

    Regardless, still the same closed down operating system.

    This is coming from an iphone 6 owner and have since the 3g days. I’m just getting bored of this ecosystem, Apple has lost their edge on the market.

  • SummerLover

    It’s to to go to the next level, waterproof will be nice too

  • Chocolatewe

    It better be 4gb, cus 2gb is so 2014

    • Sunny

      you mean 2013

  • Aviorrok

    iPhone 6S much better camera,2GB RAM, special feature

    • pegger1

      What’s wrong with the current camera? iPhone already has one of the best cameras around.

      • archer14

        the MEGAPIXXXXELZZZZZZZZ yo

      • pegger1

        Oh, you’re one of those…that doesn’t know a thing about cameras or photography. Megapixels are passed meaning anything, unless you’re printing off massive wall size posters.

      • Sunny

        stop trying to do damage control for the iphone
        we need more mp because most photos etc when displayed on a big screen etc it looks pixelated.
        must atleast have 12mp

      • pegger1

        I couldn’t care less, either way.
        What damage control? No one with half a brain thinks there’s a problem with the iphone camera. Especially those who know cameras. The lens and sensor are much more important than adding more megapixels just for the sake of numbers. Any picture on any phone, zoomed in enough, will be pixelated. Under normal use you don’t see that.

      • Funny how so-claimed professionals look asinine saying “the sensor is more important than MP”, whereas, MP is just another property of the sensor (http://bit ly/1yxdZ2F) instead a stand-alone feature as they proclaim.

      • jp2002

        It’s no use explaining to folks who just believe in number theory. They have no clue of apple’s image processing capability.

      • “Megapixels are passed meaning anything, unless you’re printing off massive wall size posters.”

        You obviously have no clue of the advantage of more MP, don’t expect you to unless Apple tells you. Here’s some insight; the more MP the phone has, the further it can digitally zoom without loss in quality. So technically, that means better quality of further away subjects.

        Don’t even give me the nonsense “professionals avoid digital zoom” excuse. You only avoid it, ’cause it’ll result in loss of quality. That is what the more MP prevents.

        In case you have no idea of what zoom can be used for (’cause Apple never mentioned it to you); when you take a 41MP picture of say a clock tower from it’s base, you could easily zoom in and crop out a statue on that clock tower as if that’s what you were taking an up-close picture of.

        TLDR: MP work both for printing posters and as an alternative to Optical Zoom.

      • Matt Galbraith

        Stop trollin bruh. Take a breather from the Internet. Or better yet, technology all together. Go outside or something and stop getting so heated

      • Typical trolling with troll remarks…you guys never fail to reflect Apple’s hypocrisy.

      • pegger1

        Professionals don’t use digital zoom. It’s not really a zoom at all, it’s a crop. That can be done to the picture anytime.
        Obviously there’s advantages to more MP, but it’s nowhere near the priority you’re trying to make it seem.
        But if you’re sold on more MP, all the power to you.

      • How predictable, I knew you’ll play that BS “professionals don’t use digital zoom” card.

        “It’s not really a zoom at all, it’s a crop. That can be done to the picture anytime.”

        You keep implying that you’re a “professional photographer”, yet you keep making such asinine statements like a fantard. Starting to think you’re just the latter pretending to be the former. Eitherway, there’s a big difference between losless cropping and standard cropping. Using the example I gave before, one would live you with a photo of the statue with standard dimensions, say 8MP (like in the case of the Lumia 1020), which your eyes would easily be able to see the details of, exactly like what optical zoom would produce. Whereas the other would be a tiny portion of that 8MP that your eyes would have a hard time seeing the details of, and zooming into it would just make it worse.

        “Obviously there’s advantages to more MP, but it’s nowhere near the priority you’re trying to make it seem.”

        Yeah, not a priority ’cause Apple hasn’t implemented it…typical.

  • singhay559

    I hope apple does this. Tired of having to reload games and apps after leaving it just to respond to a text or phone call. I swear apple has the dumbest multitasking capability ever!!

  • Hot12345

    Thats why you need to buy a iphone s model, is always a better model on the current one.

    • pegger1

      S or no S, the next model is always better than the previous one.

  • TheShade247

    Although iPhone 6’s 1 GB ram is fully optimized with iOS 8, but my iPad air struggles sometimes with web pages and apps due to lack of enough ram.

  • Alberto Espinal

    It’s time Apple, it’s time, I have Feedly for my RSS feed and when reading a post I get a call or text and I wanna get back boom I lost the post, I don’t know if Feedly works like that or it’s the lack of ram but seriously Apple do it!

    • jp2002

      It’s problem with feedly. Imo they ain’t using their app delegate wisely.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Do you know which app that doesn’t refresh?