iPad 2 RAM?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by whocaresit, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. whocaresit, Jan 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

    whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    What do you think the iPad 2 RAM capacity will be?

    256 MB (Very likely)
    512 MB (Less likely)
    1 GB (Very unlikely, Too good for :apple: )

    What I've learnt from the past is that, as long as there's no retina display, Apple will stick with 256 or at max 512 MB since it should suffice.
  2. iHalo macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    512 MB or 1 GB. The iPhone 4 even has 512 MB...
  3. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    256MB = They would not dare as they would get massive flack.

    512MB = what I expect them to do as it's just good enough.

    1GB = What they should do to protect the iPad2 for the longer term as apps will only get bigger as time goes on, plus to avoid negative comparisons against other tablets released later this year.
  4. aduteau macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2007
    if they do it like in the past ... they will probably put in 512 mb of RAM ... then milk people with the iPad 3 with 1 Gig of RAM.

    Im saying its 512 mb :p
  5. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
  6. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    I think 2GB is about as lightly as the iPad2 coming with Flash pre-installed :D
  7. quetzalcoatl macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2011
    It has to have 1GB or have negative comparisions to devices that will be out 2 months before it. Xoom Feb 17 and if all else goes the same iPad2 in early April just like last year.
  8. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Logic says they would stick 512Mb in there, however if Apple has some sense and honor then they should stick 1GB in there. However as we all know Apple milk us for the next devices, do not expect 1GB
  9. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    No way they'd go with 256mb, it was enough for the device at launch but isn't really enough for 4.2 and beyond. It's a major limiter for games at that screen resolution and sometimes it seems like Safari can barely manage to keep 2 or 3 pages in cache.

    512mb is the absolute minimum, that would put it on par with the iPhone 4. Who knows, iPhone 5 might have 1GB.
  10. Higgs1 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    my thoughts exactly.....hoping for 1GB but expecting 512
  11. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    God I hope there's 1GB. Surly this will be enough to minimize the inevitable complaints of it being too slow, as well as the masses of threads of this type we encounter here everyday. Oh wait...nevermind. That will still happen.
  12. MeAngry macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2009
    The Netherlands
    I was actually very surprised when they introduced the iPhone 4 with 512MB, so I hope they surprise us again with 1GB in the iPad.
  13. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Even though there is no real reason for them NOT to go with 1 or 2gb, I'm expecting 512mb since it's basically the bear minimum.

    I feel like pointing out that before I got the iPad I was using a Fujitsu 3500 Stylistic tablet made in 2001. It had 256mb of RAM :confused:
  14. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    If you recall is did upset a lot of people and rightly so.

    It was like, here's a brand new ground breaking flagship product, the iPad from Apple.

    Then, a couple of months later, here's the iPhone update with some specs higher than the brand new iPad you bought a few weeks ago.

    It did not go down very well with many here if you remember.
    Apple must of known it was short changing the iPad when it released it. The iPad and iPhone 4 must of been in the works and being talked about together for a long time before launch.
  15. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    Agreed... they could easily stick 1gb without even effecting the manufacturing cost very much, but they'll likely go with 512 to keep us drooling for the next model.
  16. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Don't forget: Apple was a monopoly by the time the first ipad released. But they now have strong competition in tablet market. So, I think this time we will see very much of update.
  17. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    It depends entirely on one thing I think. If they still feel they are currently untouchable in the tablet market and have no competition to worry about then they will try and get away with doing the least they can.

    If there are, or rather if there were other tablets with very good specs and price points, making the iPad look a bit poor in comparison I feel they would take the matter more seriously and do their best to move themselves up to a higher level.

    Right now, I think the former is the case. Next year, I think it will be the latter scenario which will cause them to have to do a much larger upgrade to stay ahead.
  18. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Here's my theory: when the iPad came out Apple realize that 256mb was actually not enou RAM, so they quickly modified the iPhone 4 to have 512mb just before it was released, the they did their best to make the iPad run well with software.
  19. Highcroft macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    I'm guessing it'll have 512MB and I'd be perfectly happy with that. It's very unlikely but since several tablets already have 1GB then Apple might want to match it.
  20. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    With retina display rumor is fading away...

    Apple will do it again and get away with just 512MB ram. Also, there is no such thing as matching for apple. Apple focuses on lowering the production costs and focuses on how to maximize the profits. It will be 512MB ram and not 1GB. Apple doesn't have to match Xoom's specs because people already believe that Xoom will be priced higher at 700-800 dollars. People will think of this as base price while iPad is only 499 dollars at base price.

    Stop asking the price to be cheap and expect to have latest CPU, GPU and Ram. It won't. Without retina display, there is no need for 1GB ram. Apple or developers do not want original iPad owners to get behind so fast in gaming or downloading other apps.
  21. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
    512/728mb ram for 2nd gen.

    1gb/1.5gb ram for 3rd gen + hyper awesome display
  22. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
  23. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Exactly, the Xoom has 1 GB. By Late 2011, 1 GB will be standard and 2GB not uncommon. If Apple does 512 MB...they will be suckin wind by Mid-2011. To have a competitive tablet in late 2011, they really need 2GB.
  24. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I don't know any hard facts, but I'm willing to bet iOS with a bunch of apps installed will need less RAM than a similarly configured Android device.
  25. WLS, Jan 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

    WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I don't have any facts either but I don't let that stop me from making authoritative predictions, especially if it is before I take my meds.
    256Mb - not gonna happen. Apple won't do that. It's old tech
    512MB is possible especially if they pull a fast one and give us the A4 that is in the current phone with 512Meg.
    1GB is more likely if we get the A5 but remember the A4 came out with the iPad at 256 then the iPhone had it with 512 so remember the iPhone is the premium device to Apple and they might just shortchange the iPad again.
    So it'll be either 512 or 1GB but until we get a news leak we just don't know and can only hope. Myself I tend to doubt that Apple will try a fast one again with the memory so I think 1Gb is more likely.

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