Friday, June 18, 2010

iPhone 4 doubles your RAM

Some time in the coursework of WWDC, it was mentioned at a gathering that the new iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM, four times what’s in the iPad or 3GS. This magical number isn’t mentioned on the “tech specs” page, or else someone probably would have noticed it by now. Anyway, it’s getting out that the 512 megs are there, and it explains a fair amount. iMovie being iPhone 4-exclusive, for example — though I would have pegged that on the high-resolution UI as much as the RAM thing.

The additional RAM also helps with all the usual things, which they need not mention here. So — that’s one more feature to add to the next iPad version checklist. Higher resolution, front-facing camera, and now, more RAM. Sounds like a holiday update to me!


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