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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. headcheese's Avatar
      headcheese -
      No one has ever camped out for launch day? I need advice!!
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      OMG 512mb no waayyy!!! Is apple mad!!! lol

      One guy said the iphone 4 blows the evo away with this new upgrade lmao

      don't worry about the evo, you have nothing to worry about
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Can't wait
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      I am sure it is geared for multitasking. I was kinda bummed when I thought it was only 256mb. As adp already said, evo lovers can stfu now

      Quote Originally Posted by headcheese View Post
      No one has ever camped out for launch day? I need advice!!
      I have, although I did it in Iowa... not as crowded here as some places. That said, I think this is going to be as popular (or more) as the launch of the first iPhone. The two phones in between this and the first were simply baby steps.

      Quote Originally Posted by rhart96 View Post
      My computer doesnt have that much ram lol. I need me an iphone 4
      If you are running windows 7 (like your OS specs calim) then it has more than that...
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I have, although I did it in Iowa... not as crowded here as some places. That said, I think this is going to be as popular (or more) as the launch of the first iPhone. The two phones in between this and the first were simply baby steps.
      I have to agree with you on the past two updates. But I think this will be the phone with the greatest sales in history to-date. The release of the first gen iPhone is nothing compared to this:



      Can't wait til thursday! Bring on the beast
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian1480 View Post
      yea, that's just awesome. why didn't the iPad come with 512?
      Becuase this way I can be happy I held out for an iPhone over a giant iPod touch. YES I SAID IT!!! (too bad my gf made me buy her one though >.< )
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Bring a chair or sleeping bag
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      No need for best buy, they are doing appointments for their pre orders
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I know, it sucks! I was hoping to sleep on the sidewalk all night
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Yea right! Only if i had some drank with me. Lol
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      OMG 512mb no waayyy!!! Is apple mad!!! lol

      One guy said the iphone 4 blows the evo away with this new upgrade lmao

      don't worry about the evo, you have nothing to worry about
      Can you say that again but so we can understand WTF you said?
    1. Forgoten Dynasty's Avatar
      Forgoten Dynasty -
      DAYAM dude developers dont even have to deal with memory management anymore. Hello PS2 emulator :P can somebody say super mario sunshine gamecube? i wish modern day games didn't use so many buttons.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      I wonder why people hate on the iPhone so much. Most of my friends where Android users and hated my iphone, Until they used it for more than 5 minutes. Now they all have iphones. Android lovers talk crap, but deep down inside know the iPhone is 500% better than anything Android has. Apple is always late with the features, but somehow always manage to be the best. All you iPhone 4 haters and trolls have fun with your crappy HTC's and Samsung's while i'm ******* **** up with the phone you wish you had. If you don't think this puppy has enough power for you, it probably means your an idiot and don't know how to use it. I ran tons of **** on my 3Gs at the same time for a year and never had a problem. Your little brains cant handle it!
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Forgoten Dynasty View Post
      ...can somebody say super mario sunshine gamecube?...
      You just reminded me of one of the most FAIL gaming consoles ever made
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      You just reminded me of one of the most FAIL gaming consoles ever made
      WTF gamecube was epic?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      now this isthe shizz
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Yea, I read an article in an Australian News Paper compairing the Google Nexus One to the iPhone 4. It said under ram for the iPhone 4: 512MB. I jumped for joy.

      Can't wait to get my hands on one.. 2 months wait for the people in Australia.. Disappointing Apple.
    1. Darkflame's Avatar
      Darkflame -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      So glad I didn't buy that extra-large iPod touch!
      Which one?

      The one with the 10 hour runtime battery life?
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      These i[devices] are looking more and more like a full-fledged computer every day and not a toy to be locked down with massive Apple and carrier restrictions.