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yegon

macrumors 68040
Oct 20, 2007
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Ars is generally a good site, but surely that's just speculation at this point.
 
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BoxerGT2.5

macrumors 68000
Jun 4, 2008
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13,939
Nexus 7 is cheaper, with a better screen, more ram, quad core. The mini will sell on it's name alone.
 
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klover

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 7, 2009
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Even then it makes sense because retina graphics don't have to load so the RAM footprint should be smaller.

Good point.

I'm not enjoying my N7 (the screen ratio in particular) and am seriously considering a iPad mini but find it hard to go back in specs (ram, display resolution, etc.).
 
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manunited

macrumors member
Jan 31, 2012
52
0
Is it just me or does the iPad mini seem to have the internals of the iPad 2 (except for the camera)?:(
 
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nuckinfutz

macrumors 603
Jul 3, 2002
5,502
314
Middle Earth
Good point.

I'm not enjoying my N7 (the screen ratio in particular) and am seriously considering a iPad mini but find it hard to go back in specs (ram, display resolution, etc.).

I know what you mean. I think the next model in 2013 will make the retina jump and likely have to bump that RAM to a gig.
 
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sineplex

macrumors 6502
Aug 24, 2010
342
0
will not buy if it has the same ram as ipad2. don't want to go back to checkerboarding and only a few tabs in safari.
 
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Nautilus007

macrumors 68020
Jul 13, 2007
2,412
633
U.S
Apple

They must have stockpiled 512 ram chips. Even budget devices and knockoff tabs from china have the same amount.
 
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klover

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 7, 2009
775
47
And then after that model they will come out with a spec bumped version 6 months later ;):p

:D

Half of me loves quick updates when I don't own the previous-gen device. The other half...well...
 
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briceman

macrumors member
Oct 10, 2011
82
2
Any RAM specs are purely speculation at this point, until an actual tear-down is done.

I have an iPad 2 and I never have an issue with RAM.
 
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ZZ Bottom

macrumors 6502a
Apr 14, 2010
806
206
Would be funny if it indeed has 512mb AND can run Siri. What excuse will Apple have for not letting iPad 2 owners have Siri?
 
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Frankied22

macrumors 68000
Nov 24, 2010
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Why are people surprised by this? The iPad Mini is essentially an iPad 2 in a 8' form factor. Of course it's only going to have 512mb RAM.
 
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profets

macrumors 601
Mar 18, 2009
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5,100
Nexus 7 is cheaper, with a better screen, more ram, quad core. The mini will sell on it's name alone.

Along with a smaller screen, cheaper build quality, and non-existent tablet apps. The Nexus will sell solely based on it's price.
 
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MRU

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Aug 23, 2005
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Other
We won't know until ifixit do a teardown.

512mb will be a the difference between me keeping my iPad 3 or selling it and buying a mini.

I can live with non-retina ( i prefer smaller form factor ) but I can't live with re-loading of webpages and other issues when multitasking due to lack of ram.

I suspect however it probably does have 512mb :(
 
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maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
67,814
35,262
Boston
I saw that as well, but for the iPad, or iPhone where you really don't do true multitasking how important is 1gig of ram vs. 512meg? I'm not making excuses for apple if this is true, I really don't understand the implication in that we generally only use a single app at a time
 
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THFourteen

macrumors 6502a
Apr 8, 2010
605
163
London
Normally i think that people who start these sorts of threads are just moaning for the sake of moaning, but TBH safari refreshing itself EVERYTIME you pop in to check your email is totally irritating.
 
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