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iPad 3 to Have 1GB of RAM?


Based on debug screenshots originally posted by BGR, ChronicWire believes the iPad 3 (or iPad HD) being announced tomorrow will have 1GB of RAM total.

This belief is based on some calculations based on the vm_page_bootstrap number, which yields a number close to 1GB of RAM.

The Verge had previously suggested that the new iPad would have more RAM, but didn't specify the amount. The iPad 2 presently has 512MB of RAM.

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Posted: 32 months ago

Too bad that Apple never reveals the amount of ram in their iPad devices. We'll have to wait for a third party tear down to know for sure.

I have the feeling Apple might say something along the lines of "we've doubled the RAM" at tomorrow's keynote. And maybe also claims of "five times the graphics power", "four times the screen resolution", and perhaps "up to ten times the download speed".
Rating: 15 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

And you call yourself geeks; a page is 4096 bytes, not 4000.

244,276+8396 (pages) x 4,096 bytes (size of a page) = 1,034,944,512 ( 987 MB )



Geeks round things up, nerds are precise... ;)
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
And they shall call the new product the iPad GB.

(joke)
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
With a retina display, its more important to have a larger amount of RAM. Applications are going to need to load higher resolution artwork into memory.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

And they shall call the new product the iPad GB.

(joke)


Only when sold in England, Scotland or Wales.

(also joke).

B
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Will be awesome if true...

Retina, 1gb ram, SIRI and PLEEEEASE give us 128gb (32gb start) :D
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

With 4x the resolution and only 2x the memory, won't the iPad be forgetting stuff and losing track of information? I can hardly remember where I left my parked at Wal-Mart, and I read in a book once that my brain is the most powerful computer in the world! :eek:


Well, perhaps not YOUR brain...:rolleyes: ;) :D
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
And you call yourself geeks; a page is 4096 bytes, not 4000.

244,276+8396 (pages) x 4,096 bytes (size of a page) = 1,034,944,512 ( 987 MB )
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
It's only natural, I mean, 512 MB won't cut it and it would be a waste of the new processor if you don't have enough memory to 'catch' up with it.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

It's not an improvement if it's not a help. It's not an upgrade if you don't' notice the difference. It's not aspirational if it's just a number


The vast majority of crashes on my iPad are from out of memory situations, some websites will not open at all because of their complexity. The beauty of iOS ( and OSX before it ) was in not being noticed.
Rating: 8 Votes

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