Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:44 PM   #26
maflynn
Moderator
 
maflynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Boston
I've not noticed any issues with ram on my Mini - I believe for the most part its a non-issue
__________________
~Mike Flynn
maflynn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:17 PM   #27
SeanR1
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMTtakeover View Post
Yeah you're right...None of the orginal iPads work now
Sure, it works, but it's extremely frustrating.
SeanR1 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:54 PM   #28
Fruit Cake
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMTtakeover View Post
Yeah you're right...None of the orginal iPads work now
Sure they work.. Poorly at that. As time goes on, and websites become content rich, the ram becomes a major issue.


The saving grace with apples rather skinny specs is they don't need as much to run as the android equal.
Fruit Cake is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:21 PM   #29
SAIRUS
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Tried getting it into a small bag, and it got rammed in there pretty good...


...okay it's fine.
__________________
You're ugly...
...only if you think you are.
15" Retina Macbook Pro, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S, iPa-okay okay I have a ton of Apple stuff and 200 characters is not enough.
SAIRUS is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2013, 10:10 PM   #30
T-Hawk
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
I am unable to listen to a discussion on YouTube while looking at any tabbed pages with too many pictures without the video cutting out. The web page then needs to reload, losing all progress in the video. 512 mb ram just doesn't cut it for me at all. Apple has lost $45 billion in market cap recently, so I know I am not the only one seeing through the hype associated with the name brand and actually comparing the hardware and software to the competition's offerings. It is still a nice device if you can overlook some of its worst features like the cheap screen which reflects the slightest light with a glare, or the very low amount of ram and CPU power.
T-Hawk is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2013, 10:20 PM   #31
Tubamajuba
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-Hawk View Post
I am unable to listen to a discussion on YouTube while looking at any tabbed pages with too many pictures without the video cutting out. The web page then needs to reload, losing all progress in the video. 512 mb ram just doesn't cut it for me at all. Apple has lost $45 billion in market cap recently, so I know I am not the only one seeing through the hype associated with the name brand and actually comparing the hardware and software to the competition's offerings. It is still a nice device if you can overlook some of its worst features like the cheap screen which reflects the slightest light with a glare, or the very low amount of ram and CPU power.
Correlating anecdotal evidence with the iPad mini to Apple's stock price which is driven by foolish analysts?

Well that escalated quickly.
Tubamajuba is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2013, 10:39 PM   #32
AnorexicPig
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-Hawk View Post
I am unable to listen to a discussion on YouTube while looking at any tabbed pages with too many pictures without the video cutting out. The web page then needs to reload, losing all progress in the video. 512 mb ram just doesn't cut it for me at all. Apple has lost $45 billion in market cap recently, so I know I am not the only one seeing through the hype associated with the name brand and actually comparing the hardware and software to the competition's offerings. It is still a nice device if you can overlook some of its worst features like the cheap screen which reflects the slightest light with a glare, or the very low amount of ram and CPU power.
Looks like you made an account to bitch about apple,low cpu power really ? Well,I never knew stock prices went down because of iPad mini's specs when sales have been estimated to be in millions !

Please tell me more-am all ears.
__________________
MacBook Pro 13" with Retina Display- Late 2013 2.4/8/256, iPhone 5 16GB
AnorexicPig is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2013, 10:54 PM   #33
kamalds
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fruit Cake View Post
Sure they work.. Poorly at that. As time goes on, and websites become content rich, the ram becomes a major issue.


The saving grace with apples rather skinny specs is they don't need as much to run as the android equal.
True. My mom's iPad 1 really crawls with iOS 5.2.1. iOS was not made available for it.
__________________
Computers: Vaio Z with Sandisk 256GB SSD, ThinkPad X120e, Vaio P, iPad 1st gen.
Phones: Galaxy S4 octa-core version, Lumia 1320, Lumia 630 dual sim variant
kamalds is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 2013, 11:35 PM   #34
DMH3006
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by kamalds View Post
True. My mom's iPad 1 really crawls with iOS 5.2.1. iOS was not made available for it.
I don't think iOS 5.2.1 was made available to anyone

For a 2 year period the RAM on the iPad 1 was more than enough,obviously as time goes by devices are going to slow down and their specs will become an issue.
DMH3006 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2013, 02:37 AM   #35
Fruit Cake
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMH3006 View Post
I don't think iOS 5.2.1 was made available to anyone

For a 2 year period the RAM on the iPad 1 was more than enough,obviously as time goes by devices are going to slow down and their specs will become an issue.
No it wasn't, iPad had low ram from the get go. People put up with it because there was nothing else available. When the 2 came along, you had something to contrast with and could see the limitation right away on the iPad 1. The device is no faster or slower then the day you bought it, only faster and more capable devices emphasizes the predecessors limits.

Also remember the 512meg on the mini is for the entire device, not 512mb for safari but the entire OS, including the GPU. User available memory is more like 320mb after system boot up. The only reason apple increased the ram in iPad retina is the frame buffer is much larger so 512 would not suffice.

The iPad 3/4 has about 640mb or so available to for apps etc.
Fruit Cake is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2013, 06:48 AM   #36
DMH3006
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fruit Cake View Post
No it wasn't, iPad had low ram from the get go. People put up with it because there was nothing else available. When the 2 came along, you had something to contrast with and could see the limitation right away on the iPad 1. The device is no faster or slower then the day you bought it, only faster and more capable devices emphasizes the predecessors limits.

Also remember the 512meg on the mini is for the entire device, not 512mb for safari but the entire OS, including the GPU. User available memory is more like 320mb after system boot up. The only reason apple increased the ram in iPad retina is the frame buffer is much larger so 512 would not suffice.

The iPad 3/4 has about 640mb or so available to for apps etc.
People didn't put up with it when the first iPad launched everyone was saying how fast it was and how good it was for web browsing,even after the 2 was launched the recommendation was that if you had the first iPad there was no reason to upgrade unless you depended on the cameras features.

In fact if you go and check its always this way with Apple devices,when the 4S was launched everybody was saying that it was only slightly faster than the 4 and now everyone keeps saying that the 4S can almost keep up with the 5 and the 4 just gets destroyed.
DMH3006 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2013, 07:07 PM   #37
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Acceptable, but lacking.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 23, 2013, 01:35 AM   #38
Chocolatemilty
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
This used to be an issue for me in hindsight, but I must admit that on my mini, RAM is rarely an issue. It's more of an issue on my 4S, believe it or not (since they have similar hardware). My mini is a workhorse and is routinely very fast as opening suspended apps and multitasking.
__________________
-Major K-
MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2011)/ iPod Classic 80GB Black/ iPhone 4S 16GB White/ iPad Mini Wifi 16GB White
Chocolatemilty is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2013, 03:47 PM   #39
syafiqikram
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by HazyCloud View Post
Yup. I haven't thought about how much RAM my iPad mini has in all the months I've been using it. It works great so I don't question it.
Does'nt the RAM is a problem while running many tabs on one time using the iPad mini? Is there any stutter occurred?
syafiqikram is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2013, 07:19 PM   #40
Defender2010
macrumors 68000
 
Defender2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: London
Quote:
Originally Posted by TacticalDesire View Post
It's actually quite annoying when you're filling out a form or some other text entry and you have to open a new tab and coming back to the old one and finding it have to reload, therefore losing everything. You'll stop laughing then.
If I was filling out a form I wouldn't be opening new tabs until I had completed the form first. Or if it was that important I would use my MacBook instead.
__________________
W2P KLD talking...what's your handle, WR2 GFO?
Defender2010 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 01:35 AM   #41
Roy G Biv
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
The Fools, All of you

The role of RAM management is sorely missing. Please, everyone, do yourself a favor and do an upward four-finger swipe on your iPad immediately.

See the multitude of apps depleting our precious memory? Close the ones you don't use routinely or whatever. Now prepare to be RAMmed in the face!
Roy G Biv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 11:38 AM   #42
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defender2010 View Post
If I was filling out a form I wouldn't be opening new tabs until I had completed the form first. Or if it was that important I would use my MacBook instead.
So your answer to whether the Mini has enough RAM is to use another computrer with enough RAM sums it up perfectly. People could happily buy iPad 1s because if they needs to do anything more demanding than what the first iPad can handle, well they could just use a computer.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store

Last edited by darngooddesign; May 5, 2013 at 12:01 PM.
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2013, 03:31 PM   #43
nickn
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by flavr View Post
This is an interesting topic and you raise a great question...in fact Im happy with my iPad minis screen and A5 but the anemic RAM will be my reason to upgrade to next mini...Ive had a few app crashes, slow app loads and safari refreshes but its not a major problem...YET.

In my opinion the bare minimum 512 RAM is the weakest link of the ipad mini...
So you see how Apple screws the consumer, by using inadequate and old parts, but yet you will still be buying another Apple product. They pulled the same crap with my iPad 1, by only putting in 256MB RAM, that causes my IPad to crash every 10-15 minutes under iOS5. Because of that, I replaced my iPod Touch with an HTC Phone, my iPad with a Nexus 7, and my Mac Mini with a custom Linux box. I will never buy Apple again...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMTtakeover View Post
Yeah you're right...None of the orginal iPads work now
Mine certainly doesn't. When I view pictures on Safari, the whole application force closes. When I open USA Today, it force closes. When I play music in the background, everything force closes. When I open the new YouTube app, it force closes every few minutes. When I play a new game such as GTA 3, it force closes every 10-15 minutes. The only thing that "works" is the home screen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DMH3006 View Post
I don't think iOS 5.2.1 was made available to anyone

For a 2 year period the RAM on the iPad 1 was more than enough,obviously as time goes by devices are going to slow down and their specs will become an issue.
I didn't pay $500 for 2 years of use...

Last edited by nickn; May 6, 2013 at 03:37 PM.
nickn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2013, 03:43 PM   #44
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMH3006 View Post
...For a 2 year period the RAM on the iPad 1 was more than enough,obviously as time goes by devices are going to slow down and their specs will become an issue.
Read any review of the iPad 2 and it's obvious that the iPad 1's RAM was more than enough until the iPad 2 came out.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2013, 06:06 AM   #45
DMH3006
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by darngooddesign View Post
Read any review of the iPad 2 and it's obvious that the iPad 1's RAM was more than enough until the iPad 2 came out.
Go check the reviews then,was the iPad 2 better? Of course but lots of reviews didn't recommend upgrading to the 2 if you already had the 1(although after iOS5 launched i'm sure the performance went downhill). Thats like saying the 512MB of the 4/4S were enough until the 1GB's of the 5 came out,i think thats obvious.
DMH3006 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2013, 07:17 PM   #46
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMH3006 View Post
Go check the reviews then,was the iPad 2 better? Of course but lots of reviews didn't recommend upgrading to the 2 if you already had the 1(although after iOS5 launched i'm sure the performance went downhill). Thats like saying the 512MB of the 4/4S were enough until the 1GB's of the 5 came out,i think thats obvious.
Actually. Most of the reviews said that the 2 was good enough to warrant upgrading form the 1. Especially when the topic of tabs reloading and checkerboarding came into question.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2013, 07:41 PM   #47
DMH3006
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by darngooddesign View Post
Actually. Most of the reviews said that the 2 was good enough to warrant upgrading form the 1. Especially when the topic of tabs reloading and checkerboarding came into question.
"For owners of the previous generation, we don't think Apple's put a fire under you to upgrade. Unless you absolutely need cameras on your tablet, you've still got a solid piece of gear that reaps plenty of the benefits of the latest OS and apps."
from the engadget review
DMH3006 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2013, 09:44 PM   #48
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
TechCrunch
For existing iPad owners, things are a bit murkier. If you have the disposable income, itís a no-brainer to upgrade. Again, this is everything you like about the iPad 1, but better.

Most reviews said that if you just bought one, don't upgrade, but if you want an iPad that's lighter and twice as fast upgrade.

On macrumors, most people asked if tabs reloaded and pages had checker boarding. Both of which are because of the iPad 1s low ram.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 8, 2013, 12:32 AM   #49
Max(IT)
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Italy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defender2010 View Post
Is a tab reloading really a problem, for all the second it takes? This makes me laugh. Is time really so precious that a quick page refresh is a problem?
OP the ram is not something you will ever think about when using the mini. It's very fast. Forget the ram man!
No it's not a real problem but I can't understand how could they put such a low ram on a 300+ Ä device !!!!
C'mon this is ridiculous !

1 gb is just perfect for iOS ...

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fruit Cake View Post
That's what people said when the iPad 1 came out, it works fine.. Sure look at it now.
Ahem .... It is still working

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by syafiqikram View Post
Does'nt the RAM is a problem while running many tabs on one time using the iPad mini? Is there any stutter occurred?
Absolutely not.
The problem occur when you have several (not only 2) tabs open or several heavy applications in use.

Still is a pity they put only 512 mb of ram in such an expensive device nowadays....
__________________
Mac Mini - Macbook Pro 15" - MacBook Air 11"
Nexus 7 - 32Gb
iPhone 5S 16Gb - iPad Air 16Gb
Nokia Lumia 1520 - 32Gb
Max(IT) is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: How much RAM is on iPad Air and iPad mini w/ Retina? whtrbt7 iPad 150 Nov 3, 2013 01:22 PM
All iPads: Apple iPad Air and new iPad mini 2 with Retina still sport 1 GB of RAM Tsepz iPad 1 Oct 28, 2013 05:45 AM
All iPads: Ram difference of iPad Mini Retina and iPad Air? Klae17 iPad 2 Oct 23, 2013 04:18 PM
iPad Mini: More RAM in next iPad Mini? skiltrip iPad 12 Jun 14, 2013 09:03 PM
iPad Mini: iPad mini ram? aziatiklover iPad 2 Nov 13, 2012 09:36 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC