All iPads Is anyone waiting to see if there is 2GB of RAM?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KIERONOO, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. KIERONOO macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2012
    Just interesting to get a feel of who is waiting until next week when the tear downs happen to see if there is 2GB of RAM in the Air 2. I personally am waiting as 2GB would make a huge difference for me.
  2. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    How long does it take for those teardown/test sites to post it?
  3. sinar macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    I'm waiting to see if it has 2GB, though it is quite tempting to order now
  4. BigBear14 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2014
    So this is where i'm conflicted.

    I want an iPad mini, i was looking at the refurbished mini 2 and they're very appealing prices - alas they're out of stock.

    The 32GB is £279 and i wanted to get AppleCare. The reason i'm conflicted is this, i want an iPad for reading, casual browsing and maybe some Netflix and YouTube media consumption, but mainly for reading and such. I've got an iPhone 5, rMBP 2012 so i'm most definitely invested into their ecosystem.

    Shall i go ahead and get the mini 2, or wait for the teardown of the mini 3 and see if it has improved RAM for example? I bet that's wishful thinking considering there's absolutely no spec bump, also i'm not willing to pay £100 more for TouchID.

    Thanks guys.
  5. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Definitely waiting.

    It's really tempting to pull the trigger now, but if it's still 1gb I'm happy to stick with my rMini. REALLY want it to be 2gb because, whilst I still like my Mini, it's use case isn't as big since getting the 6 Plus so I'd like to replace it with a full size again.
  6. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    Just ordered but it's going back if it doesn't have 2GB. My two wishes for a purchase were 2GB and an improved screen.
  7. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Same here.

    Does anyone know what the review embargo end date is?
  8. BigBear14 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2014
    Was thinking of just ordering my Retina iPad mini but then returning it within 14 days if i find the mini 3 has the RAM spec bump lol. Is that a good idea, also is the screen that bad on it, or only bad if directly compared with the Air?
  9. AppleHater macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    The same here. If 2gb confirmed, I'll be preordering today.
  10. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    The likelihood is virtually nil that they're suddenly knocking out new, modified A7's with more RAM for an iPad they discussed for 30 seconds. Save yourself the hassle and don't bother.

    The rMini screen is fine, great even, unless comparing it directly with an Air or 6/6 Plus when the colours clearly aren't as vibrant. Can't speak for the Mini 3 of course, I'm assuming it's the same.
  11. acastic macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    why not just pre-order and return if it doesn't have 2GB of RAM? If the rumors about constrained supplies are true, you risk having to wait even longer.
  12. masterpace macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    Pretty much the same here! I've pulled the trigger, but assuming it turns out it has less than 2GB of RAM, it will go back to Apple. Period!
  13. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Personally, I'm in no mad rush. Don't want to order, find it's 1gb, then be tempted to keep it regardless as it'll still be, nonetheless, a great device. I'd regret this decision later.
  14. BigBear14 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2014
    As in don't bother waiting and just get the mini 2? Apparently the screen on the mini 3 is the same, though i do like that pixel dense display.

    I might just pull the trigger on the mini 2, if there's a massive spec bump i'll return it.
  15. iLuis macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Just get the iPad and if doesn't have 2gb return it before 14 days. What happen if the iPad comes with 2gb and is not in stock...
  16. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Oh right, gotcha, I thought you were referring to buying the mini 3 and returning it, I misunderstood.

    All depends on how much you want Touch ID really, assuming the screens are the same. The og rMini is still an excellent device regardless. Still love mine, the only issue being lack of ram and there isn't really enough differentiation between it and my 6 Plus. Not enough for me to bother carrying it with me all the time like I used too that is, still use it a lot around the house and on long trips.
  17. BigBear14 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2014
    Yeah i'm not fussed about RAM much anymore (mainly because i know the mini 3 will still have 1 GB sadly), i can get this for cheaper and then maybe sell it on if they do release a new spec bumped mini 2. I just wanted it for Kindle books reading, emails and browsing in addition streaming stuff.
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Too late for me, mine is ordered. I had no choice as my old Air is being taken by a relative!
  19. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Yep, waiting for 2GB. Ditching the Retina Mini because I have an iPhone 6 Plus.
  20. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Yes. Although now I'm also thinking...what if next year's iPad has a Retina HD screen and this is the last one in the current resolution - is it worth waiting a year?
  21. iososx macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2014
    I Trust Apple

    Apple has a decades long tradition of using the bare minimum amount of ram, so as to maximize their profits. That's why they program buyers to avoid looking closely at specs. Exception being if Apple wants to brag about a feature, then their legendary hypocrisy kicks in and they loudly trumpet whatever it is that they want to brag about.

    I don't always agree with them, but I trust them and their consistent practices. As long as they are fat and happy with the largest possible margins they can charge, we know what we are getting. Apple is very clever and knows exactly what they can get away with.

    No reason to wait, it's out of your hands.
  22. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    The model numbers of the memory chip confirms 2GB. 1GB was confirmed with model numbers on the 6 Plus.
  23. Jeff Flowerday macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    Calgary, AB
    No. You would want to wait one more year after the resolution upgrade when the processor finally can really handle the number of pixels. iPad 3 as an example, it became a dog pretty fast.
  24. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Spot on my friend.
  25. Woo-hoo-1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    I've got an ipad 2. And if the ipad Air 2 doesn't have 2gb RAM, I'm going to continue to hold out. As soon as that spec is confirmed, I'll order. But not until it's 100% official. 'Leaked' images are not enough evidence for me. I want proof, then I'll order.

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