I understand the reasoning behind some users' dissatisfaction with 1GB RAM in the new iPads, but I don't think you can take it as read that the next generation will have any more. It's possible that Apple could have had 1.5-2GB of RAM in this years devices but chose not to for practical rather that greedy/nefarious reasons. Mobile devices are all about trade-offs and I wouldn't be surprised if it's one instead of two simply because it uses more battery to power more RAM and 10+ hour battery life is a pillar feature of the iPad platform. And/Or several other potential pros and cons that I don't see or understand. But it's not my job to, it's Apple's. My Air is great and the reviews I read seem to concur. Not saying 2GB iPads aren't coming, just wondering if the stars will align next year either.