How much RAM in new iPhone?

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  1. Florida Gator macrumors regular

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    With nearly all the new Android phones coming out with 512 MB of RAM and even the Palm Pre Plus having 512 MB of RAM, what can we expect from the new iPhone? I know the iPad is only carrying 256 MB, but I am hoping that is bumped up with the new iPhone. Have any of the prototype tear-downs revealed this? Can you tell just from the module?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Given that the iPad A4 has the RAM on package with the CPU and the iPhones we've see are the same the only way to tell is with a special type of x-ray and specialist interpretation. Which has not been done.

    That said unless they have used RAM at a smaller node size it'll the the same as the iPad. This makes sense from a volume manufacturing standpoint.
     
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Except that the markings on the processor are different. Something is different....but I won't assume it's ram qty.
     
  4. Florida Gator thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bummer.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    As I said: they could have used RAM at a smaller node size to get more RAM in the same surface area. Or they could have stacked the RAM two high (assuming the on-chip controller can talk to that many RAM devices). It's possible that it has more RAM, but in my view it is most likely that it has the same. My iPhone seems OK with 256Mb (which is what the iPad A4 has) running the 4.0 beta...
     
  6. Derkatwork macrumors 6502

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    Will they even use the A4 processor? I've looked around and that seemed unconfirmed or even unlikely...
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    See the front-page story.
     

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