iPad So.... 64 bit Ipad 5 with 4 gigs ram?

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  1. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    That would be sorta awesome, and make people forget this awful presentation.

    Knowing Apple it'll be 1 gb ram and with fruity colors though :rolleyes:
     
  2. willdog123 macrumors newbie

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    Does 64bit mean an iPad can run OSX like on a Macbook???
     
  3. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha. You are funny, like Apple would ever give up their ios paywall :rolleyes:;)
     
  4. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    It means it can run Open GL for games.
     
  5. Abazigal macrumors G3

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    More like 2 gb ram this year, and maybe 4 gb ram the next year or year after.
     
  6. Steelseries macrumors member

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    i think the ipad update is bigger than the iphone 5s.
     
  7. buysp macrumors 6502

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    I would think at least 2GB of RAM as a bare minimum for the iPad5!
     
  8. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    But 32bit can have 4gb of RAM.

    64bit means we can have MORE than 4gb of RAM.
     
  9. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    it sure will be.
     
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  11. pearvsapple macrumors 6502

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    Might as well throw Intel Baytrail in there and run a hybrid OSX.:eek:
     
  12. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    64-bit on mobile devices isn't even about the memory cap. It's about the code it can run; 64-bit also makes it more efficient by splitting tasks into smaller bytes.

    I feel like they won't even put 2GB ram in there. If you look at the rest of their iOS device line up. The iPhone 4 had 0.5GB ram. The 4S .85GB ram. The iPhone 5 1GB ram. The iPad Mini has 0.5GB ram, and iPad 4 1GB ram. If they follow the pattern they'll probably go with 1.5GB ram for the iPad 5. Also I suspect either 1.5GB in the iPhone 5S or 2GB if they change their pattern, in which case the iPad 5 would have 2GB as well
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    The iPad is not a notebook computer. I can't think what iOS would even do with that much RAM. RAM mostly helps with running things in the background and multitasking.
     
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    I expect the 5S to still have 1GB of RAM. The iPad 5 will hopefully have 2GB due to the larger display.
     
  16. MorphMan macrumors member

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    Looking outside the box. Maybe making iWork iOS free and a comment in the iPhone launch about content creation is a hint that the new iPad will have some enhancements for content creation - maybe students but also business people. While iWork on iPhone is good the iPhone is hardly a document creation device.

    An optional case/keyboard combo and/or 13" offering would tie in with that.
     
  17. linkgx1 macrumors 68000

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    I've been thinking this...
     
  18. Skika macrumors 68030

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    4 and the 4S both have the same amount of RAM which is 512.
     
  19. iBueno macrumors member

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    This discussion has cropped up a lot on MacRumors lately...

    Apple's move to 64-bit was surprising and has a lot of benefits to app developers; the basic idea behind 64-bit processors is that they can address more memory. With that extra memory, more complex software — whether it's graphical or deeply computational — can run better and faster while consuming less power.

    Apple will most likely still have 1GB RAM in the iPhone 5S because it's sufficient for the device; iOS is the most efficient mobile OS today, sticking more RAM in a device for the sake of it is pointless, in fact; the more RAM you pack in a device, the more power it uses.
     
  20. Evnor macrumors newbie

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    Yes. This is the year of the iPad. Once again.

    Can´t wait for the updated iPad 5 :apple:
     
  21. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    I couldn't care if the iPad 5 only had 512MB RAM I would still buy one. As would most of the rest of the world. Only spec geeks worry about this stuff. It's the experience that matters most and iOS offers an unparalleled mobile experience across all devices.
     
  22. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    Oh, I'm mistaken. That's kinda shoddy for a 4S then. Either way, my prediction doesn't change
     
  23. irDigital0l Guest

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    Clueless.

    Not surprised. Speaking for yourself and somehow the rest of the world, this is an Apple fanboy in his natural habitat.

    You do realize iOS experience has improved over the years do to better specs right? Try using an iPad with a Retina display using 512MB of RAM.

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    What larger display?

    iPad 5 is still 9.7", only the side bezels will be trimmed down.
     
  24. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    1Gb RAM is fine for the iPhone, so far. 1 Gb of RAM on my iPad 3 is a little thin when playing games. I've had apps crash because of low memory. I know iOS is supposed to manage memory and all, but it don't. 2Gb would be plenty for now. Once we start getting more full size games, then more RAM will be needed.

    Better games will need a better CPU and GPU. I'll bet the A8X will see games requiring 2Gb of RAM all on their own though.
     
  25. Powrie macrumors 6502

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    1 GB for the iPad is not enough because the games we have now lag.

    2 GB works ok for the current games and apps we have.


    But,

    64 bit iPad 5 means OPEN GL for games.

    So we are going to have alot more Graphically Intense games once they start utilizing the Open GL.

    2 GB will not be enough for these 64 bit games.

    We need at least 3 or 4 for the new games that will come with Open GL 64 Bit.

    iPad will be able to compete as a gaming tablet now.
     

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