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  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Ram is irrelevant because the ipad does not replace the laptop,

    What on earth are you talking about? Do you even know what RAM is?

    Who said anything about replacing a laptop?

    What has the weight of a Motorola tablet got to do with the amount of RAM in an iPad?
  • Aepple Level 1 (15 points)
    If you understood the the OS on the would know you don't need as much Ram as you do on a laptop. It is not a true multitasking device, it's not designed like a laptop, it does replace your laptop, so don't look for to operate like one.

    If your looking to run multi programs...then get a MacAir or ProBook... That's not the task of the iPad, until that day comes when the laptop and iPad becomes one. You have to use common sense... apple will not make the iPad come close to operating like laptop/MacPro...for now, that would be like shooting themselves in the foot.

    Our subconcious wants the iPad to operate like computer.... Faster, flash, larger ram, multi tasking, and so on...Its Not Going To Happen. Maybe the iPad 3 will introduce true multitasking which will call for larger ram.
  • timmy toad Level 1 (5 points)
    well said that man, lets hope that cleared the air a little if not a lot !.

  • jeffyg3 Level 1 (0 points)
    RAM is very important...not only to developers, but to the overall use of the tablet itself for general users. Content is king and with more RAM we get much better apps, especially when it comes to more graphically intense proggys like games and photo manipulation apps. Not only better content, it means faster apps that won't give off lag or crash due to the iPad running out of memory, which I'm sure most gamers on the iPad have experienced a number of times. It means less time having to reset the device to make that game which uses the system's memory better. The overall performance of the device with better specs like the iPad 2 is going to need more RAM, if not we'll be resetting our devices more often, apps won't run as speedy as they should, and it won't perform as well as it should. Memory isn't important just for multitasking, it's very important for the overall performace of the system as a hole. To say RAM isn't very important is kind of ignorant. Anyways, I'm sure Apple knows what they're doing...I hope to god they weren't stupid enough to leave the more beafier system at only 256mb of memory
  • snowshine Level 1 (45 points)
    The following link suggests
    512MB RAM.


    Message was edited by: snowshine
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)
    If you understood the the OS on the iPad..

    I obviously understand it far more than you do. You don't even seem to know what RAM is or what it is for.

    you would know you don't need as much Ram as you do on a laptop.

    Where did I say that you do? I never even mentioned a laptop. YOU are the one who keeps mentioning a laptop. Why?

    it's not designed like a laptop, it does replace your laptop,

    Are you being deliberately stupid?. Please quote me where I say ANYTHING about a laptop.

    so don't look for to operate like one.

    Again, show me where I said I was looking for my iPad to operate like a laptop. You are making things up!

    apple will not make the iPad come close to operating like laptop/MacPro

    What are you talking about? Please LEARN TO READ. Again, I never said ANYTHING about making an iPad operate like a laptop.

    Maybe the iPad 3 will introduce true multitasking which will call for larger ram.

    The iPad has always had true multitasking even before iOS 4. Many of the built-in Apple apps have always multitasked. You are really showing your lack of knowledge.

    Anyway, I'm not going to continue a conversation with someone who clearly cannot read, cannot understand simple concepts and keeps bringing completely irrelevant things like laptops and MacPro's into the topic.
  • Aepple Level 1 (15 points)
    thank god!
  • liam27 Level 1 (65 points)
    Maybe the iPad 3 will introduce true multitasking which will call for larger ram.

    Firstly, please don't write it as 'ram'. It makes me think you're trying to make the point that a higher advanced multitasking above the perfectly good implementation currently on the iPad would need (even) larger uncastrated male sheep to run properly.

    Secondly, I think Aepple was trying to make the point that because the iPad doesn't run a full desktop OS (thank god!) it doesn't need the RAM that laptops and high-end Mac Pros need.

    Thirdly, the complete answer is that more RAM would make it much more useful; take a look at Brushes, SketchBook Pro, forScore- any app that uses layers needs more memory than 256MB.
  • Jgrube Level 1 (0 points)

    I will abosulutely demand more ram for this product the second I get a chance to find an apple store. I cannot sacrifice my time turning this ipad on an off just to reset the memory. I'm not a developer for apps, but I can clearly see some serious issues with the apps I am using. The memory has to be directly related to these issues, whatever they may be..dumping I supose.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 (48,980 points)

    Demanding more RAM at an Apple Store isn't likely to be terribly productive. It's not as if the Geniuses can take your iPad in the back and add more. ;-)


    SAve yourself a trip and submit your feedback to Apple here:



    Best of luck.

  • titan_carreon_australia Level 1 (0 points)

    512 mb

    Released November 10, 2011;

    CPU     1 GHz dual-core Apple A5

    Storage capacity     16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB

    (Flash memory)[1]

    Memory     512 MB DDR2 (1066 Mbit/s[citation needed]) RAM[2]


    9.7 inches (250 mm) 4:3 aspect ratio at 132 ppi

    Resolution: 1024×768 px (XGA) (1080p – video out via Apple Digital AV Adapter; support simultaneous charging)[3]

    Graphics     PowerVR SGX543MP2[4]

    67 MPolygon/s

    2 GPixel/s fill rate

    Sound     Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz

    Audio Formats: HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 kbit/s), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 kbit/s), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 & 4, AEA, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; support 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround pass-through[1]

  • HenryMa Level 1 (0 points)

    I did buy an ebook, sort of over 30MB file. When tried to download from an email attachment, I had the message about the file size is too big.


    Either it is memory; or something to do with email client? I go for the first one!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 (48,980 points)

    It has nothing to do with RAM, the subject of this discussion. It's either that your email provider has a limit on the size of the files download or you don't have enough storage memory.

  • PogoPossum Level 4 (2,505 points)

    Since the RAM can't be changed, save yourself a trip (as your time is too precious to sacrfice) to the Apple Store.

  • PogoPossum Level 4 (2,505 points)

    iFixit is tearing one apart as I type. "1 GB DRAM in separate packages in a 64-bit configuration"