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baforer Level 1 Level 1
I looked at the tech specs and other documentation I could find, however I don't see anything that states the amount of RAM the iPad2 will have. There didn't seem to be any mention of that in the Apple presentation either. Does anyone know where I could find this information?

Mac Pro, MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 1st Gen iPod Touch (IOS 3.1.3)
Reply by Lonewaffle on Mar 2, 2011 3:14 PM Helpful
Apple pretty much never lists the amount of RAM employed in their iOS devices. We will likely all have to wait until a teardown occurs from some repair company and they post it to the Internet. Shouldn't take long.

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  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5
    I would expect that app developers would want to know so it is probably here: http://developer.apple.com/.

    It really shouldn't matter to the user since it's not changeable.
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6
    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

    Now you have the same info as we do.
  • Lonewaffle Level 1 Level 1
    Apple pretty much never lists the amount of RAM employed in their iOS devices. We will likely all have to wait until a teardown occurs from some repair company and they post it to the Internet. Shouldn't take long.
  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad
    I could not find the RAM number in the tech's specs on Apple's website. Doesn't seem like they are publishing the number at this time .... however, I may have missed it on the website.
  • baforer Level 1 Level 1
    Lonewaffle,
    Thanks, I thought I was just looking in the wrong places.
    Your statement pretty much explains why I can't find that information.
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macappstore
    Mac App Store
    The rumors are that the new chips require a minimum of double the iPad 1's RAM or 512 MB.
  • Ipadcentric Level 1 Level 1
    Go to AppleInsider an do a search, you should find a previous articles addressing this question.
  • zipzip143 Level 1 Level 1
    The 1st gen had 256mb so it has to have at least that.
  • Aepple Level 1 Level 1
    It seems RAM is illrelivent on the iPad..
  • liam27 Level 1 Level 1
    Assuming you meant "irrelevant", incorrect. It's extremely important to developers. Even if they just doubled the RAM for the iPad 2, that means much more power, especially for the drawing/painting apps that need layers.
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7
    the live blog from the event I read 512MB was stated as spec
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7
    RAM is not irrelevant.

    If you had used an iPad at all you could not have failed to notice how Safari frequently needs to re-load web-pages when switching between them, as they are unloaded when the iPad runs short of RAM.

    This is particularly annoying when using forums for instance, as you start writing a reply, switch to another page to copy some info, switch back and the forum page has to reload losing what you had already typed.

    Also, on long image heavy web-pages, you must've noticed the big blank areas where the iPad has had to unload previously viewed parts of a web-page when scrolling.

    Also, when using the multi-tasking feature of iOS, when the iPad runs short of RAM apps are dumped from memory meaning they are not as quick to re-load when you switch back to them.

    More RAM would help alleviate all of these issues.

    The relatively small amount of RAM and frequent web page reloading would be my only complaint about the first iPad.
  • Aepple Level 1 Level 1
    Ram is irrelevant because the ipad does not replace the laptop, it would be nice to have it all, more ram, retina display, but then you start getting into heavier and thicker tablet, and a price near 1000 dollars.

    i held the motorola tablet, its heavy with a price of 800 dollars wifi model. the ipad is a addition to a computer, and for 500 dollars its a good deal.

    i agree for 500 dollars, give me the ipad 2 exactly the way it is... with double the ram and retina display.
  • Michael Black Level 7 Level 7
    Within a few days of new units arriving, there will sure to be one or more web sites that post the complete tear down of one and you will then get all the specs, including ones Apple never officially releases. There are web sites that have deconstructed just about every Apple device ever created - while I often shake my head at the thought of buying something just to tear it down to its components, they are interesting reads nonetheless.
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