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Rogifan

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I’m assuming next Tuesday? I really want to know if the 4GB vs 6GB is noticeable. I got a 256GB model but if the extra 2GB really makes a difference I might upgrade to the 1TB model just to future proof the device. Then I’d keep it longer before upgrading again.
 

Treebark

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Generally, I think it has been a day or two before units start arriving. I'd guess press get their take-home demo units at the even and a set embargo time for their story. But who knows when this time, the ordering right after the event instead of the following Friday was a surprise switch.

On your memory question, system-wide functions are not going to hit 4 vs 6. Apps may, but just like in computers they are going to have to be heavy hitting apps to make a difference. CAD programs, heavy Photoshop users, etc. or heavy hitting games would likely be the only culprits.

Quite a jump in price, nearly half the ipad itself going from your 256 to 1 TB, just to future proof. Stick the $600 in an interest-earning account for a year or two or however long you need to wait, then add some money and put with it. You will be MUCH happier at your next upgrade rather than holding onto a 2GB extra memory 2018 pro.

tldr; Get the 1 TB and 2 extra GB memory if you are going to be using that soon, otherwise save your money as an additional $600 isn't worth it for future proofing.
 

Rogifan

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Generally, I think it has been a day or two before units start arriving. I'd guess press get their take-home demo units at the even and a set embargo time for their story. But who knows when this time, the ordering right after the event instead of the following Friday was a surprise switch.

On your memory question, system-wide functions are not going to hit 4 vs 6. Apps may, but just like in computers they are going to have to be heavy hitting apps to make a difference. CAD programs, heavy Photoshop users, etc. or heavy hitting games would likely be the only culprits.

Quite a jump in price, nearly half the ipad itself going from your 256 to 1 TB, just to future proof. Stick the $600 in an interest-earning account for a year or two or however long you need to wait, then add some money and put with it. You will be MUCH happier at your next upgrade rather than holding onto a 2GB extra memory 2018 pro.

tldr; Get the 1 TB and 2 extra GB memory if you are going to be using that soon, otherwise save your money as an additional $600 isn't worth it for future proofing.
Damn an extra 600?

I would only invest in the 1TB to get the extra 2gb if it were a must for work.
Good points. It would be nice to know though which models have 6 vs 4 and how noticeable it is. Sometimes you don’t know how good something is until you have it and are using it.
 
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tivoboy

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There are already reviews showing up on youtube, not the regulars but apple seems to have put them in the hands of non traditional users for reviews.
 

profets

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My guess is early morning on Monday or Tuesday.

I think at least for the next few years, I think it won't be easy (or even possible) to notice a difference from 4GB to 6GB.
 

Chacocliff

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I’m assuming next Tuesday? I really want to know if the 4GB vs 6GB is noticeable. I got a 256GB model but if the extra 2GB really makes a difference I might upgrade to the 1TB model just to future proof the device. Then I’d keep it longer before upgrading again.
There are already reviews showing up on youtube, not the regulars but apple seems to have put them in the hands of non traditional users for reviews.
I wonder if he is talking about some of the MacBook Air reviews that have been popping up on YouTube.
 

DNichter

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I would think Sunday for some, Monday for most. Yea I wouldn't pay that much just for an extra 2GB of RAM, unless it was absolutely necessary for a workflow. I think in normal use, there is no way you would notice the difference. Maybe around iOS 15.
 

spiderman0616

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I am guessing Monday, and it will probably be a bunch of YouTubers I've never heard of. That's happening more and more these days. I'm old.
 
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jclardy

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I really don't think there is any iOS app out that will push the memory limits. Just think about it right now - the max memory of any iPad in the wild right now is 4GB, so no developer is going to target usage anywhere close to that. I've had no issues with any app on my current 10.5" pro, so I'd expect the same on this iPad.

Maybe once Photoshop is out you might see some difference if you are editing massive files, but even still devs will be targeting a 4GB max just because only a handful of people will have $1500 iPad's.
 

Kal-037

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Monday should be the day, that’s usually how they do it. Apple doesn’t really work or operate on Sundays, so I imagine Monday.
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Good points. It would be nice to know though which models have 6 vs 4 and how noticeable it is. Sometimes you don’t know how good something is until you have it and are using it.
At this point, I am not sure what to trust, I am leaning towards Apple being unscrupulous and shady by giving 6GB to only 1TB users... but 0.001% of me is not positive what the bloody hell is going on.


K.
 

Never mind

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I am guessing Monday, and it will probably be a bunch of YouTubers I've never heard of. That's happening more and more these days. I'm old.

Same here. I’m old and I’ve watched a few YouTuber’s that or just plain obnoxious and I stay clear of them. The ones I do watch are “ Dave Lee / MobilTechReview / Zollo Tech / SuperSaf “. Many others or just plain silly and they introduced content ( cartoon stuff, etc ) thinking it will spruce things up, which really don’t.

I like the ones that give an honest review and tell you about the pros and cons instead of the same old, “these are the specs, great screen, love the thin bezel, etc. etc “
 

Kal-037

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Same here. I’m old and I’ve watched a few YouTuber’s that or just plain obnoxious and I stay clear of them. The ones I do watch are “ Dave Lee / MobilTechReview / Zollo Tech / SuperSaf “. Many others or just plain silly and they introduced content ( cartoon stuff, etc ) thinking it will spruce things up, which really don’t.

I like the ones that give an honest review and tell you about the pros and cons instead of the same old, “these are the specs, great screen, love the thin bezel, etc. etc “
DetroitBorg, TLD Jonathan Morrison, and MKBHD are the channels I like, TLD and MKBHD being the most honest and unbiased, IMO.


Kallum.
 

Rogifan

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I really don't think there is any iOS app out that will push the memory limits. Just think about it right now - the max memory of any iPad in the wild right now is 4GB, so no developer is going to target usage anywhere close to that. I've had no issues with any app on my current 10.5" pro, so I'd expect the same on this iPad.

Maybe once Photoshop is out you might see some difference if you are editing massive files, but even still devs will be targeting a 4GB max just because only a handful of people will have $1500 iPad's.
I guess the question is what is 6GB for? Federico Vittici seemed to think it was required for the 1TB SSD. If that’s the reason it might be more understandable. But we know Apple had had a habit in the past of providing the bare minimum, like the iPhone 6 and first iPad Air only having 1GB RAM. Heck even now Apple has settled on 9-10 hours as good enough (aka “all day”) battery life and it seems like they have no intention of trying for more than that.
 
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