iPad iPad Pro has 2GB of ram not worth the upgrade if you have air 2

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  1. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    Well now this changes ever thing. For me not sure about you but i was going too buy the iPad Pro 9.7" but from this report it only has 2GB of ram same has iPad Air 2 not worth the extra $100 Now if had 4GB of ram the yes it would be worth the extra. So no thanks

    So Apple price this at $599 for the same space has iPad Air 2 bad apple vary bad Choice

    http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/22/9-7-i...-slightly-slower-cpu-than-12-9-inch-ipad-pro/
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Personally I think you're jumping the gun and should wait until you try it before making a decision. I doubt very much that having 2GB of RAM rather then 4GB will be that noticeable. It's just fine with the iPad Air 2. Plus there are many other features that make the upgrade worth while.
     
  3. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    4GB of RAM is one of the major features that justifies the Pro moniker. Really disappointed by this...
     
  4. Bmoreguy03 macrumors regular

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    Very disappointing about the 2gb of ram in the pro. That was one of the main reasons i was going to jump to the pro and not the air
     
  5. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    ....and order is restored. Seems I'm back on track to buy the 12.9
     
  6. snow755 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I all ready have a air 2 and it dos me this find for what I need it for now if the iPad Pro had 4GB of ram the yes I would buy it but am not going too spend $599 for a iPad if it has the same space has iPad Air 2 what A wast of $ that would be
     
  7. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Essentially the pro 9.7 is for anyone that wants to use the pencil on a 9.7" iPad.

    Except that it has 2gb ram instead of the 4gb that it should rightly have...I'm getting flashbacks of the iPad 3 all over again. / ha ha ha ha ha/

    Anybody that buys this for the pencil feature *will* regret it.
     
  8. Bmoreguy03 macrumors regular

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    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU
     
  9. sracer macrumors 603

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    Well, that makes my decision easier for me. If the 9.7 Pro had 4GB RAM I'd have a hard time pulling the trigger on it, with 2GB RAM it is a no-brainer "no".
     
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  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    But then they couldn't raise the price. ;)
     
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  13. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    In reality, what difference does it actually make?
     
  14. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    They should, but then how does Apple explain the huge price jump?
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    They can't.
     
  15. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Fluidity of split-screen multitasking.
     
  16. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Just like replaceable hard drives and expandable ram and discrete graphics. None of which are available on 90% of the pro laptops now.

    This does change my view on getting the 9.7. Now it's a wait for the next 13 I guess.
     
  17. AlexJoda macrumors regular

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    Today the 2GB RAM might not be that much of a problem but it will shorten the lifespan of iPP 9.7. The main reason that an IOS device was not usable with newer IOS versions and newer apps was the amount of RAM. So I assume that the iPP 12.9 will last some IOS versions longer and that multitasking will be running better and faster on it.

    So with 4GB of RAM and USB3 the iPP 12.9 looks definitely more "Pro" to me...(besides the bigger screen)
     
  18. snow755 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh well looks like this post will get closed soon has there all ready news about this on the front pages


    Easy come easy go I gust I was hoping to be 1st with this news
     
  19. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Never had an issue with Air 2 with 2GB RAM.
     
  20. MJedi macrumors 6502a

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    When the 9.7-inch iPP was announced with a better screen (True Tone) and better camera, I felt like a sucker for getting the 12-inch iPP. With the less RAM and underclocked CPU, however, I'm feeling good about the 12-inch iPP. ;)
     
  21. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    Neither did I!
     
  22. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Honestly, I get the idea of "future proofing", but I think that 4GB of RAM is overkill for the vast majority of users on an iOS device.
     
  23. madgalaxy macrumors member

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    Bingo! I pulled the trigger on a 12.9 this morning from Best Buy for $699. I now even feel more comfortable with my purchase.
     
  24. sracer macrumors 603

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    Fair enough... for the "vast majority of users on iOS devices" but the Pro isn't targeting them.
     
  25. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Had the pro 9.7 came with 4gb RAM...it's conceivable that you could have rocked that for 10+ years.

    Who knows what we will be using then...
     

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