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Following the release of The new iPad yesterday, Apple left one major question unanswered: how much random access memory will the iPad have? The iPad 2 holds 512MB, but The...
03-08-2012, 10:21 AM #1
The New iPad Will Reportedly Have 1GB of RAM
Following the release of The new iPad yesterday, Apple left one major question unanswered: how much random access memory will the iPad have? The iPad 2 holds 512MB, but The new iPad will reportedly have 1GB to help work with the powerhouse dual core A5X chip and quad core graphics. "This new device has more memory and higher screen resolution than an Xbox 360 or PS3," (Mike Capps – Epic Games).
Since the main memory of the iPad will also be shared for graphics as VRAM, the upgrade is necessary and logical for iOS gamers. If The new iPad held the same 512MB of RAM that the iPad 2 holds, then high quality games would absolutely choke up the system’s RAM and make the device sluggish because the retina display requires four times the data as the standard display, which means more information will be held in the memory.
With the full iWork suite for iOS updated for the retina display, and the addition of iPhoto to the iLife suite for iOS (completing the set) yesterday, more RAM will have a great impact on performance. Unlike the usual small applications we download from the App Store, iLife and iWork applications are very large and power-hungry and like to absorb all the system resources they can find.
RAM is a volatile kind of memory, requiring constant power to be used and affecting battery life – one of the reasons Apple has limited it in iOS devices. However, Apple seems to have managed to keep the same great 10-hour battery life on The new iPad even with the increase. The increase in RAM should prove to make multitasking more efficient and keep the system from choking up when there are numerous processes running in the background.
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03-08-2012, 10:36 AM #2
The same great battery life huh kind of sounds like what they said for the iphone 4s to :/
03-08-2012, 10:36 AM #3
It has to have more ram. Especially if iPhoto can supposedly support 75MB, 19MP photos. Right? Or did I read that wrong?
Why don't they ever tell us this. It's kind of a big deal.
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Question will the Canadian Ipad be more like the Verizon or the AT&T one?
Looks like I'm going to be ordering it, but I want an iPad which could potentially work on LTE abroad let's say Canada.
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Yeah, I wonder why they don't ever mention that too. I guess it's because a lot of people confuse memory with storage space.. At least that's what I've noticed when trying to explaing to people what it is.
I'm hoping it has 1GB of ram, though they could have only put 768MB in it. I'm sure we'll find out as soon as someone has one to take apart.
I don't like that they call it the "New iPad" because that will get confusing when the next iPad comes out next year. IPad 3 or iPad HD would have been better.
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It had better have more ram, 512 def wouldn't cut it.
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03-08-2012, 02:13 PM #19
and still its called slower than its predecessor (yeah i know this doesn't have to do that much with ram)
+the fact that nvidea has already challenged that slide to let Apple come with real statistics because they don't believe it.
yeah thats right apple didn't even post statistics for it so i call it a ******** argument
second i think if they came with some results to backup the claim it would probs say that the tegra was slower in an area that doesn't matter much in performance while the tegra would be more competetive in important area's.
because thats how slideshows roll
and yeah, this trick is preformed by alot of companies so i don't really blame apple.
and since android still doesnt have the app for tablets you'll still need an ipad to game. but it doesnt really come down to the hardware
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03-08-2012, 03:18 PM #20
The Galaxy Tabs are just as expensive as iPads and these Android devices have higher specs but crappy software. They seem to throw in a lot of pricey parts but don't think enough about bringing out the potential in those parts. Neglecting the part productivity and software usability requires the consumer to replace the product in a shorter amount of time! Therefore, the consumer spends more money!!!
I.E. How many PCs will you go through versus owning 'one' Mac??? If your PC does last you a long time, how many hours have you spent cleaning it up because of malware, spyware, viruses, etc.???
A Mac owner doesn't worry like a PC owner does.....just like an iDevice owner doesn't worry as much as an Android owner
...BTW, I used to be all about PC and have since converted to Mac after getting tired of constantly restoring my computers cuz of something stupid I clicked on. What a waste of time....
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