iPad Pro 10.5 ipad pro has 2GB or 4GB ram?

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  1. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    The previous smaller ipad pro only had 2GB ram.

    Did apple upgrade the new 10.5 ipad pro to 4GB of ram, or still only have 2GB of ram.

    i cant find this info anywhere.
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Likely 3GB minimum. The chances of the new 10.5 iPad Pro having less RAM than the iPhone 7 Plus is pretty low.

    With the new multitasking features for iOS 11, probably 4GB minimum is more prudent. Then again, Apple can be quite stingy with RAM.
     
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    You have to wait till the breakdown which would be fairly soon to find out if it has more than 2 GB of RAM. Apple never announces ram on the keynote.
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Apple never says anything about RAM on their mobile devices. No one will no for sure until reviewers have it in their hands and can run benchmarks.
     
  6. profets macrumors 68040

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    I'm quite sure it's not 2GB (so 3GB or more), as on a 9.7" Pro when attempting 3 apps at once the 2 in split screen go inactive, while on the 12.9 and the new Pros they definitely don't.

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  7. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Sounds good. It will be really annoying if it doesn't have > 2GB.

    However the iPad Pro 9.7" is now neither here nor there. Very annoying.
     
  8. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Like many have said, Apple doesn't release that information, so you'll have to wait until it makes into reviewers hands to find out for sure. My guess is since the resolution is higher than the 9.7" iPad Pro it will get more than 2 GB, but since the resolution is lower than the 12.9" iPad it may not get 4 GB. 3 GB is a possibility, but that may not be easy to do if the A10X is dual channel (which all previous X versions have been), but I suppose 1.5 GB per channel isn't out of the question. Sorry, that was kind of a non-answer...
     
  9. lapapaya macrumors newbie

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    Honestly I thinking pretty clear that the device has 4 gigs
    Both, the 12.9 inch and the 10.5 inch versions are declared to have a 2,5 times faster CPU and a 4.3 times faster gpu than a8
    The iPad Pro 9.7 otherwise was declared to be a bit slower in the comparison with the old 12.9 inch version

    I hope you guys understand what I mean, I m sorry but my English ist not so well
     
  10. baconcow macrumors regular

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    The 9.7 had an underclocked CPU, though. The 10.5 can have the same clocked CPU and GPU, yet still have less RAM. I am hoping for 4GB also.
     
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    Tim cost cutting Cook
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Think it has to be 4GB given the features it requires to run the IOS 11
     
  14. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular

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    What feature is requiring 4Gb? Have there been tests on that feature for IPP 9.7?
     
  15. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    The pro 9.7" with 2gb RAM can only run 1 slide over app, with the main app plus PiP. So potentially 3 things on screen.

    The pro 12.9" with 4gb RAM, and the new pros on display at WWDC can run 2 slide over apps and a main application plus PiP. So 4 apps on screen.

    Source: https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/872122252703256580

    So that 'feature' is more than likely requiring more than 2gb RAM.
     
  16. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular

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    If those features don't show up on 9.7 that would be slightly disappointing..
    But at the same time.. anyone who is trying to do 4 things on a 10 inch screen is just trying to show off in my book. On my retina 2015 13" MBP, I don't even like 2 apps. On the larger iPad Pro it makes more sense.
     
  17. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Not especially, twitter in mobile view, safari, notes app slide over to note something. PiP watching tv or something. Not exactly showing off :/
     
  18. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's just how we use our machines.... I have mini 4 and iPad Pro 9.7... and never/ rarely use PIP, and slide over use is only slightly more utilized. I really only use slide over to quickly access Apple TV remote while I'm in safari while watching a tv show on my tv.
     
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  20. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    no surprise with the new features on IOS 11 i think 4GB was always likely
     
  21. Tapiture macrumors 6502a

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    RAM doesn't really matter that much as a numerical value. You've got to know what's behind it and how efficient it is when supplemented with the other spec. Just wait for some performance tests and reviews, that's what you want to see.
     
  22. sracer macrumors 603

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    In my experiences, RAM on iPads is the primary indicator.
     
  23. Tubamajuba macrumors 68010

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    I know... it's utterly shocking that a company would have different tiers of products with different specs and different costs.
     
  24. Tapiture macrumors 6502a

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    Idk iPad Pro 9.7 has less ram than an iPhone 7 Plus but it can run 3 apps at a time and gets kickass performance ratings.
     

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