How much RAM in the new 2018 iPad Pro 12.0

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DeeEss, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2011
    I can't find how much RAM there is in the new 12.9 iPad Pro - Anyone know?
  2. Momof9 macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2018
  3. DeeEss thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2011
    I'm not sure. Usually it's stated in the marketing. The previous 12.9 had 4GB. I'm really surprised it wasn't mentioned in the keynote.
  4. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    The 1TB models have 6GB RAM on both 12.9" and 11". All lower capacities have 4GB of RAM. Sucks.
  5. DeeEss thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2011
    Thanks very much!

    Wow that's pretty crappy for how much they are banging on about it and how much faster it is.

    What's the point of a faster processor with such crappy RAM? There's no way I'd bother with "real photoshop".
  6. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    No you’re not. Apple never addresses hardware specs like RAM.
  7. Never mind macrumors 6502

    Never mind

    Oct 25, 2018
    Dunedin, Florida
    As above poster mentioned, apple never mentions the ram. Rumors are the 12.9 inch has 4 GB of RAM, less you have the one terabyte hard drive, then it’s 6 GB. For what I use it for 4 GB is enough.
  8. Treebark macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2010
    See other threads on this, but your statement here is made without any proof. Consider:

    • 1 TB storage needs more RAM than the lesser storage for accessing the drive. Other's are mentioned I belive half a gb more than that other drives. Considering this Apple had no choice to put more RAM in the 1 TB offering, and you can't have 4.5 GB RAM
    • Of the 6 GB RAM in the 1TB, there is no guarantee the user has access to all of it. For sure they'd only have access to 5.something because some of it being dedicated to interfacing with storage. What if the user accessible RAM isn't any more than the 4GB models? (I'm guessing it is, but the point is we don't know)
    • What apps are you going to use that are going to take advantage of the extra RAM, even if it is there? If you are a huge raw video or photo editor you probably want the 1 TB storage.
    • Most, if not all, apps written for iPads, even specifically the new iPad pros, are going to target 4GB of memory since you know, that is the market share
    • Just like in "real" computers, once you have enough RAM for your usage, more RAM isn't going to help. Chances are great that 4GB of RAM is enough on an iPad, even an iPad pro of 2018.
  9. DeeEss thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2011
    4 or 6 GB of RAM is useless for retouching.

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