Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is rumored to keep the upcoming iPhone 6 at 1GB of RAM just like it did with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. This report comes from a document that reveals information about the RAM chip.
Key changes for iPhone 6
The Cupertino-based tech giant’s top rivals Samsung and HTC feature about twice that amount on their smartphones and that makes Apple appear as if it’s lagging. Not surprisingly, Apple’s iPhone users never really have a problem with a smaller amount of RAM space.
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Given the rumor Apple Inc. will release two versions of the iPhone including a 5.5 inch and 4.7 inch versions, it may mean Apple is saving a larger amount of RAM for the bigger phone.
This latest report also claims the iPhone 6 will get a battery boost. The company is reportedly switching from a 1560mAh battery to 1810mAh. The A8 chip is also rumored to improve the efficiency of battery. Although these changes wouldn’t dramatically improve overall battery life, there would be more battery juice between charges.
Apple may change USB design
A recent iPhone 6 leak shows a redesigned USB. This leak actually comes from three sources including Apple patent application, notorious Apple Inc. info leaker Sonny Dickson, and a Chinese tech website. The patent application goes more into detail about how Apple designed reversible USB port for lightening cables. A reversible Type A connector would essentially be backwards compatible with all standard or future Type A connectors. However, there is no mention of micro or mini USB compatibility/support for Type C connectors.
It is possible Apple wants to phase out standard 3.5mm jack. Earlier this summer, the company submitted a specification for its licensing program to use headphones via the lightning port. Doing such would give Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) control over both cable ends and two sets.