Well, the teardown has spilled the beans, the iPod Touch 4th Gen. has the same amount of RAM as the iPAD. I think this is great news for iPad owners. Developers wanting to target new devices will have to take the 256MB RAM spec as a guide post to optimize for. I was a little concerned when the iPhone 4 came out with 512mb that folks would start writing memory hungry apps, and make the iPad 1st Gen obsolete within a year. Now, I feel the 1st Gen iPad has just gotten an extra 1-2 years of solid App support on top of the 1-2 years it already had. As a developer, even using Open GL, the big bottleneck is the CPU and network latency. RAM is hardly ever an issue, unless you have a nasty leak. 256MB is a reasonable number to work with. Remember, the Sony PlayStation 3 has 256MB of RAM, and that hasn't had much impact on the quality of software you see for it. In a year or so, I'm sure we'll see more 512MB iOS devices -- but for now, 256 RAM seems to be the prime memory watermark. And our iPads are right there.