“Apple’s 2015 iPhone update will purportedly add some features introduced in the iPad Air 2 last year, including an upgrade to 2 gigabytes of RAM and the possibility of pre-installing the Apple SIM, giving users the ability to select a carrier on their own out of the box,” AppleInsider reports citing “a person familiar with Apple’s future product plans, who has provided reliable information in the past.”
“Additional RAM would allow iOS to leave background tasks and tabs in Safari open for longer without a need to reload or refresh,” AppleInsider reports. “But additional RAM can also come with costs to battery life, as memory constantly consumes power.”
“The same source also told AppleInsider that Apple is strongly considering shipping its next-generation handset with the Apple SIM pre-installed,” AppleInsider reports. “That piece, which also made its debut with the iPad Air 2, allows consumers to sign up for mobile data plans from any participating carrier directly from the Settings app without long-term contracts and to switch providers at any time.”
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MacDailyNews Take: More RAM? Yum! Apple SIM? The carriers are going to have a collective cow.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]