To everyone complaining about the iPhone having more ram then the iPad..DONT!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by maf2k8, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    Sold off my iPad last week ( loved it but really couldn't deal with the price tag for the specs )

    A lot of talk about the iPhone 4 having more ram and being much better spec wise then the iPad. A lot of people complained ( i did also )

    Well, I got my iPhone 4 today and just to let everyone know, Don't let the RAM thing throw you off. My iPad ( when i had it ) felt quick and did things so much smoother then the iPhone 4. The iP4, honestly seems a bit sluggish comparing it to a 3GS in all honesty. I am not saying the iP4 is slow, but at times you notice lag/slow down.

    The iPad having less ram ( but a faster processor ) is much more fluid and smoother....

    So to everyone who complained, Relax! The iPad still takes the lead i think! ( this is coming from someone who SOLD there iPad and now owns a iP4 )

    Oh and the fact that the iPad owned the score in Geek Bench over the iP4 is also more proof..
  2. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    Thanks for consoling us, man. What were we thinking?

  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    ...and when the iPad v2 comes out in Nov/Dec with 512 ram and 64gig of storage you will thank your self for selling it!
  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    Listen closely. Specs *go out the window* if it operates well. It's all about how it performs. If it's right on, it does not matter. At all.
  5. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    Really?!! :/ sarcasm
  6. maf2k8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
  7. gonzaload1987 macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    I don't want to mean rude, but come on...the ipad has just been released on late april in the US and a month later over the Main countries in Europe and Asia.

    They are having more demand than offer, why they would give a new version so quickly?
  8. huck500 macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2004
    Southern California
    If your iPhone 4 is slower than a 3gs... there's something wrong with your iPhone 4. Seriously.

    Happy with both the iPhone and the iPad, thanks.
  9. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2005
    Columbia, SC
    You are aware that the iPad and the iPhone 4 share the same processor, right?

    And you're the only person I've read thus far making the claim that the iPhone 4 feels slower than the iPhone 3GS. I'm calling b.s. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, what this guy said.
  10. johnmoorejohn macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2010
    I guess there is no comparing them until IOS4 comes out on the iPad.
  11. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Err yeah thanks for the timeline Nostradamus.


    If you truly believe Apple will refresh in less than 6 months timer, when it hasn't even started selling to any more than 9 countries then I have one simple word.... Bless

    But it seems at this point to be underclocked. Therefore same processor - but slower ;) but the community is still awaiting full clarification.
  12. ianray macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Agreed :)

    If sales drop off, then we might see:
    • Price changes
    • Front-facing camera

    But, IMHO, Apple will rely on software to keep the momentum going:
    • iOS 4, multi-tasking &c
    • USB web-cam support?
    • Widgets on homescreen?
  13. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    We'll probably never get an official clarification from Apple…
  14. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Unless they drastically change the design, features, or specs (i.e., weight), I likely will keep my current iPad 64. I'm happy with my current iPad, although there are some things I wish for (but realize they aren't possible given today's technology).
  15. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    yeah yeah yeah.....

    Until you see "NEW SHINY" you mean :D
  16. undrpsi macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    Gastonia, NC

    Several reviewers have stated the iPhone 4 is faster than the 3gs.

    Here's Engadget's

    "...The phone is definitely snappier than the 3GS, so we're not about to volley complaints just yet -- in particular, graphics seemed to render faster, and overall responsiveness was slightly higher, though admittedly, it wasn't blowing the doors off the joint. It's certainly faster, but the 3GS wasn't hurting on speed to our eyes, so it's not as wildly noticeable a leap as the 3G to the 3GS...."

    They also 'think' the iP4 has the same chip as the iPad but underclocked. ( teardown maybe?)
  17. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    For the moment the 512mb RAM is pretty useless and just a marketing ploy. I had a 3gs which was jailbroken and I regularly backgrounded 3-4 programs and never had any issues with memory or sluggishness, my phone was always snappy no matter what I threw at it. My wife's 3g (my old phone) is pretty snappy as well, but it's not jailbroken or anything, but it's just as snappy as my 3gs in regular stuff like opening programs, etc. I don't know why others get lag and programs open slow, but I've never really seen it, although I've never owned a 2g.

    I'm sure we will see the day when a program is released that takes advantage of the 512mb, but like all other "new" features it won't be until we are far into the product cycle. 3 months out and I'm still waiting for ipad ports of my favorite programs. Yes I know about imovie, but it's nothing I'm personally interested in. It's human nature to want to justify your shiny new purchase, but I just don't think the 512mb makes much of a difference (if any), and I'm very much a power user.
  18. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    They may share the same processor, but its believed that the iPhone version is underclocked to save battery life. The additional RAM may have been added to counteract that.
  19. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII

    That doesn't make sense, are you saying you sold your iPad to buy a new pair of eye glasses?
  20. mottdog macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2009
    It could be the new iOS 4 is a bit slow. iPAD hasn't been updated to this yet.
  21. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    This is True
  22. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    I'd also expect that the additional RAM is to counteract both multi-tasking and a slower CPU clock.

    I doubt actual programs will really utilize the extra ram much, but I would expect that it could be used as an additional buffer to help keep the system snappy while maintaining the state of the programs shifted to the non-current app.
  23. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Faster processor doesn't stop crashes due to ram limitations.
  24. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2005
    Unlikely, seeing as the amount of RAM isn't even mentioned on the Apple site (at least, not the Features or Tech Specs pages).
  25. VTMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Crashes don't occur because of less RAM. Crashes occur because moron developer allocates memory and assumes it will always succeed. If the software is written properly it won't crash.

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