iPad iPad Air 2 has 2 GB RAM and a three core A8x processor

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  1. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    A mysterious new iPad5,4 device is showing up on iphonebenchmark. It is listing 2 GB of RAM and a three core processor. One can assume this is the iPad Air 2!
     

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  2. Motawa macrumors 6502

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  3. Charliebird thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPad Air falls under iPad 2. Often benchmark utilities need to be optimized for the new gfx technologies for it to get a accurate reading.
     
  4. Motawa macrumors 6502

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    makes sense.

    Does the iphone 6/plus also have three cores?
     
  5. Donka macrumors 68020

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    This is one the assumption that this model is the Air 2 (most likely someone preparing their review) and not a prototype of an iPad Pro.

    The GPU and Memory performance scores are relatively low though and that may be a result of the test suite needing updated for the new hardware I'm guessing?

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    Two cores.

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    What is interesting is the disk test - this new device wipes the floor with the others with a 3x improvement over the closest rival - the iPhone 6.
    If that test is correct, it looks like some new form of flash memory on board. It will be interesting if all capacities perform the same or if that is only the 128GB version.
     
  6. Motawa macrumors 6502

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    has the 128 version alsways been faster? Why is that?
     
  7. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Flash can be written to in parallel depending on the controller and capacity. If you look at the specs of flash drives, write speeds normally double as the capacity doubles up to a certain point even though the read speed remains the same. So in theory, the 128GB model may have twice the write speed of the 64GB model.
     
  8. Motawa macrumors 6502

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    cool. Glad i ordered the 128 version =)
     
  9. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    They would probably reload with 8GB of RAM, its most likely a Safari/iOS issue not a hardware one.
     
  10. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Dude.. We need 4GB RAM... ### (only joking!)
     
  11. Serban Suspended

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    i don't see the ipad air 2 in that list.. so where is the confirmation that has 2 Gb Ram?
     
  12. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad air is identified by iPad4,2. Look at the listing of devices in that chart. The iPad 5,4. ;)
     
  13. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I am afraid you are likely right. It is really a non-issue to me.

    Let hope for 2 and save the 4GB for my iPad Pro!:cool:
     
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  15. Sissyboy macrumors regular

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    That's a good find Charlie. :apple:

    It will be interesting to see if Safari performs better.
     
  16. Motawa macrumors 6502

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    kinda doubt that the 10h battery life will remain since it seems to be way more powerful than the air and its even thinner...
     
  17. NoWayBehind macrumors 6502

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    That's what people also said about the iPad Air 1 ;)
     
  18. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    RAM has never been an issue with my iPad Air...
    But iOS 8 has...wifi hangs and pages crash...hope today's 8.1 fixes things.
     
  19. addictzz macrumors 6502

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    Just wait for the teardown and surefire confirmation. Rumors won't get us anywhere.
     
  20. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Worse than the 5s.

    If that's an Air 2.
     
  21. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    There is actually value in complaining. If enough people complain, apple does change it. Like the screen size. 2 years ago, 4 inch was "perfect" because it could be operated with 1 hand. Many many complaints later and boom, they don't even make a updated 4" phone any more.
     
  22. rotation macrumors member

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    While these tests are impressive (VERY... multicore is near macbook air levels) I wouldn't put too much stock in them. There are some suspicious scorings (graphics score is all F'd up) but my guess is most of it is accurate. Likely somebody has their hands on an Air 2 and is testing it.




    Surprised if it's actually 3 core. I think it would have to be 3 core to score that high.


    And all the people whining about 2GB, you got what you wanted now go back to XDA and android nobody wants you here. Spec nerds.
     
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    To be fair, I don't think complaining made that happen, it was dictated by the market because of the large volume of sales in the Phablet segment.

    Apple bringing back Camera Roll is perhaps a better illustration of complaining enough will drive change.
     
  24. cycledance Suspended

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    oh please. no one on macrumors complained about 4" being too small.

    this is an economic but stupid decision of apple in the post steve jobs era to capture the android fanboys who were convinced that they need a huge screen on a phone.

    the iphone should have stayed at 3.5" because thats how you can hold and operate the whole thing comfortably.
    i am not upgrading from my 5c till they make it smaller again. the iphone mini is inevitable.

    want a useful big screen and not a compromise? get an ipad.
     
  25. Trahearne macrumors 6502

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    It seems quite obvious that the GPU benchmark is resolution dependent but not an off-screen rendering test. Let's not forget that the iPad 3rd generation had the resolution quadrupled.
     

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