Apple’s Xcode tool for developers has confirmed a major RAM upgrade for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have been bumped up 2GB. It also confirms the new iPad Pro will have 4GB of RAM, more than any other iOS device.

“Not much of a surprise but Xcode confirms 2GB of RAM for the 6s (and 6s plus), and 4GB for the iPad Pro,” tweeted developer Hamza Sood, along with the image below confirming the RAM specifications.

“The image asset is chosen based on the memoryClass key in the simdevicetype’s capabilities.”


Apple has been utilizing 1GB of RAM in iOS devices for a number of years, despite rival Android devices offering two to three times as much. iOS has traditionally been pretty smooth with no more than that, but the lack of additional RAM is noticeable at times.

But with this year’s iPhone refresh, Apple has finally bumped that up to 2GB.

This puts the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on par with the iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 4 when it comes to random access memory. However, the new iPad Pro goes all out with 4GB of RAM, as previously suggested by Adobe.

That upgrade will lead to smoother and snappier performance when browsing the web, multitasking between multiple apps, and using intensive apps like Adobe’s new image editing tools optimized for iPad Pro.