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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. jrlrule's Avatar
      jrlrule -
      Sweeeeeet News!!!! I will finally have a HUGE upgrade from my slow 3G...Can't wait
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      amazing ! the iphone 4 is turbocharged !
    1. IMIX's Avatar
      IMIX -
      Yeah this will be a fantastic upgrade from my 3G.
      I've been eligible for an upgrade since December, but I knew this was coming, so I waited.
      SO glad I did.
      I'll be waiting for the iPad 2 as well.
      That thing will be smokin!
      it'll have holographic video conferencing and a teleporter!
      this i4 will hold me off till then.
      The 25th can't come soon enough.
    1. shore's Avatar
      shore -
      I find the real joy is in not really paying anything for it but quite the opposite.

      The only way to do it IMO.
    1. luigimaster24's Avatar
      luigimaster24 -
      Quote Originally Posted by headcheese View Post
      praise jesus!

      That rocks

      amen!!!
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      Glad my rantings got a good laugh
    1. Excel Wiz's Avatar
      Excel Wiz -
      This will make it run a lot better.
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      That's an understatement Wiz!!
    1. Jay Marcase's Avatar
      Jay Marcase -
      Quote Originally Posted by eg6motion View Post
      damn, nice for the phone...but make me a little pissed about the ipad I bought.
      Same here how the hell are they going to make the iPhone more powerful than the iPad with a better screen and they are only months apart from one another? They seriously gimped the device so that they can come out with the new iPad next year with retina display and more ram.
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Glad to retire my 3G - Now bring on the 4G!


      LAKERS WON!
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      64GB storage vs 512MB RAM

      I'll take the 512MB ram
      ReTweet!
      We can email/upload/dropbox our HD videos if we're running out of space. =D
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      cant wait for the 24th to experince the i4 maddness
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      Glad to retire my 3G - Now bring on the 4G!
      4G network is not going to be out for a while.


      Oh, wait you mean the iPhone 4 I bet.
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      4G network is not going to be out for a while.


      Oh, wait you mean the iPhone 4 I bet.
      hahaha yes! i mean iphone 4 ;P
      im not leaving my office all day til it arrives >_<
    1. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      I will be camping out

      Has anyone done this in the past on launch day? Think if I'm in line at my local AT&T store by 5am I'll be ok?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Did you see that they have already spotted a camper today? I mean come on still a week till release. Someone in Dallas, saw it on engadget.
    1. JayQuint87's Avatar
      JayQuint87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      Did you see that they have already spotted a camper today? I mean come on still a week till release. Someone in Dallas, saw it on engadget.
      No job, no life?
    1. remag49's Avatar
      remag49 -
      im pretty stocked!
      june 24th! or 25th!
      w/e!
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      @JayQuint87 umm maybe proffesional camper?? LOL
    1. p3eps's Avatar
      p3eps -
      Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
      Now assuming u are correct......Why would we want an Iphone 4 now. When we could save our money and buy exactly what u stated in lets say a year from now (if that)?
      You could say this with everything thats technology related.
      Why buy a new 3D TV, as something better will be round the corner...
      Why buy a laptop with an i7 processor, as next year there will be something better...
      Why buy this car, as a better one will be released soon...
      Should you swap all your DVD collection to BluRay, when there might be a new format in 5 years?

      If you live your life on this principle, then you'll never own anything!

      I bought an iPhone 4G 32gb from the Apple Store on Tuesday. If in 6 months they release a 64gb one, I'll eBay my 32gb and buy the 64gb. I could sit and wait for a better one from the start... but lifes too short!