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  • iPhone 4 Has 512MB RAM


    Confirmation that the new iPhone has twice the RAM of the iPad or the iPhone 3GS has come from a recently released video of a developer session at WWDC 10. MacRumors first reported the revelation, which is the first acknowledgement from Apple that iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM.

    For a company that loves to dish out specs (highest pixel density of any smartphone, most energy efficient desktop, etc.), Apple sure is reticent when it comes to the amount of RAM in an iPhone. They've never publicized the memory specs, ever, and so we've had to wait for teardowns or leaks to find out, for, example, that the 3GS has 256MB of RAM. In the case of the iPhone 4, the assumption has been that the production phone has 256MB RAM, because that's how much memory was installed in the "lost-and-found" prototype when Gizmodo cracked it open, and how much the A4 chip on the iPad has.

    Video of the session where the RAM capacity was revealed, Advanced Performance Optimization on iPhone OS part 2, was recently released to registered Apple developers for download via iTunes, but is not presently available due to high demand.

    As MacRumors notes, this may explain why iMovie will only run on iPhone 4, and not the iPad.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Has 512MB RAM started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 153 Comments
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      happy happy joy joy!
    1. neodude237's Avatar
      neodude237 -
      So this little thing is basically more powerful than the iPad?
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Holy crap so this thing is going to be twice as fast as the 3GS they should have called it iPhone 4S LOL!
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      So the iPad is no longer the bigger cousin of the iPhone, it's the bigger SLOWER cousin of the iPhone.
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      So they double the RAM, but the storage capacity remains the same. OK more RAM (obviously for multi-tasking). With a phone that supports (recording 720p HD). Yet they are too stupid to up the storage....Apple WTF were u thinking. EPIC FAIL!!!!!
    1. 19Dan89's Avatar
      19Dan89 -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      So they double the RAM, but the storage capacity remains the same. OK more RAM (obviously for multi-tasking). With a phone that supports (recording 720p HD). Yet they are too stupid to up the storage....Apple WTF were u thinking. EPIC FAIL!!!!!
      Well it's more of a FAIL/WIN
    1. dr0herb's Avatar
      dr0herb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post
      So the iPad is no longer the bigger cousin of the iPhone, it's the bigger SLOWER cousin of the iPhone.
      The iphone is better than the ipad in many ways. Only thing I would like to see in the iphone is the ipads battery life.
    1. godsrainbow1984's Avatar
      godsrainbow1984 -
      Now the JB community will have even more to work with, awesome
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      More RAM this is great news!!
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      Enough to produce 1.21 Gigowatts and/or start Flux Capacitor.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      7 more days! Can someone just fast forward time real quick!
    1. nave3d's Avatar
      nave3d -
      Oh my god! This can't be real. Apple never does this! I was botching and moaning for days about the iPhone 4 not having 512mb ram and now my dreams have come true. Though I probably won't be able to buy one out until august cuz contracts are first
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      those HTC HD2 and HTC Evo's are friggin huge phones dude....Everyone wanted a 4" screen in the i4....after holding the HD2 in my hand while in line at ATT...I say F you HTC, I'll stick with JOBS.

      Quote Originally Posted by dr0herb View Post
      The iphone is better than the ipad in many ways. Only thing I would like to see in the iphone is the ipads battery life.
      Put a phone in the ipad and batter life will be the same if not a tad bit less.
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      64GB storage vs 512MB RAM

      I'll take the 512MB ram
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      So they double the RAM, but the storage capacity remains the same. OK more RAM (obviously for multi-tasking). With a phone that supports (recording 720p HD). Yet they are too stupid to up the storage....Apple WTF were u thinking. EPIC FAIL!!!!!
    1. silent1643's Avatar
      silent1643 -
      Quote Originally Posted by headcheese View Post
      PRAISE JESUS!

      That rocks
      lol
      i hope this omen is true as well
    1. crazyalaa's Avatar
      crazyalaa -
      How the hell did Apple manage to put a 512 RAM in a small phone and failed with the iPad. I am rly pissed, I just bought my iPad!!!

      This iPhone is gonna rock!!!
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Yes! I really hope this is true!

      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      So they double the RAM, but the storage capacity remains the same. OK more RAM (obviously for multi-tasking). With a phone that supports (recording 720p HD). Yet they are too stupid to up the storage....Apple WTF were u thinking. EPIC FAIL!!!!!
      Your crying is an EPIC FAIL. Name one phone that has over 32gb of space. Also, do you honestly keep everything on your phone? Ever heard of iTunes?
    1. idesideratum's Avatar
      idesideratum -
      sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy i never bought the iPad.
    1. Rick66's Avatar
      Rick66 -
      I'm def getting one now, hopefully will actually arrive one day