iPhone 4S rumored to have only 512MB of RAM

During last week's Let's Talk iPhone event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S with plenty of fanfare but didn't mention how much RAM it would offer. Rumors have previously suggested that the next-gen iPhone would get a boost up to 1GB of RAM, but new reports point to only 512MB of RAM, which is what's currently offered in the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.

There have been two separate instances since the iPhone 4S launch that suggest the device would not be getting the hoped for boost in RAM. The first comes from an interview with Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard. In discussing the company's development of Infinity Blade 2 for the next-gen device, Mustard let it slip that the iPhone 4S sports 512MB of RAM.

"I'm still shocked that, with the iPhone 4S, I'm literally running around with a 1080p video camera in my pocket, with an eight megapixel camera, 64GB of hard drive space and an A5 chip with 512MB of memory. This is a really powerful computer, right?"

Since top-tier game developers were seeded early iPhone 4S hardware for game development and optimization, Mustard is likely privy to the specs.

The second instance comes from a Chinese blog, AppVV, where a poster claims to have already obtained an iPhone 4S. In the discussion thread, the poster confirms that the device is still 512MB.

[via MacRumors]