iPad mini iPad mini = back to 512MB of RAM

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  1. klover macrumors 6502a

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  2. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Ars is generally a good site, but surely that's just speculation at this point.
     
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Even then it makes sense because retina graphics don't have to load so the RAM footprint should be smaller.
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 5 has 1GB RAM...no logic if its true.
     
  5. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Nexus 7 is cheaper, with a better screen, more ram, quad core. The mini will sell on it's name alone.
     
  6. klover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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    If you love the N7 so much, buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. manunited macrumors member

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    Is it just me or does the iPad mini seem to have the internals of the iPad 2 (except for the camera)?:(
     
  9. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  10. sineplex macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  11. waa1futs macrumors 6502

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    And then after that model they will come out with a spec bumped version 6 months later ;):p
     
  12. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    They must have stockpiled 512 ram chips. Even budget devices and knockoff tabs from china have the same amount.
     
  13. klover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :D

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

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    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.
     
  15. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  16. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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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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  18. profets macrumors 68040

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    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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    Ya but you have to deal with that garbage OS and no quality tab apps.
     
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    Not to mention the bonus points one gets for hating Google :)
     
  22. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    Don't you mean apple?
     
  23. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    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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    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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    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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