4GB RAM confirmed for both 2017 iPad Pro tablets

Wondered how much RAM there is inside the new iPad Pros? Obviously, that's not the kind of information you'll get from Apple, because it doesn't discuss tablets and phones like it does computers. However, there are ways to establish the missing pieces in iOS devices' hardware spec sheets. One approach is GeekBench, the popular benchmark test which profiles phones and spills the beans on their hardware makeup.

The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros were taken through GeekBench and came out as 4GB RAM devices. In combination with the A10X processor, the tablets represent probably the most powerful ARM-derived mobile hardware available to consumers today. Of course, there are 6 and even 8GB RAM phones making their way to the market, but none have quite the processing punch as Apple's latest chipset.

However, with a $329 iPad being able to satisfy the vast majority of people's needs, the iPad Pro's hardware might alone won't be enough to convince them to pay double that (or more) for a Pro tablet. There's a very real risk the iPad Pros will remain niche devices for creatives and professionals – especially in an economy less than enthusiastic about purchasing tablets.

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39 Comments

1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Holy s**t that GB score

2. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Wow, isn't that almost double the multi-core score of the A9X? Performance wise, this tablet should last you a good 3 years.

8. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

At least 5 I'd say

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hang in there Air 2. I won't trade you.

5. hpspectrex360

Posts: 56; Member since: May 10, 2017

If only it was cheaper...

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The only variant worth buying is the10.5in 256gb wifi, cost $750 but I think it's worth it(just barley) . The pricing for the other variants and every 12.9in are way of the mark.

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Barely****, off*** lol.

6. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

where are all the iJunk fanboys who keep saying that they don't need more than 1GB RAM for all their overrated junks?

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Has always needed more TBH, Apple just stubborn as hell.

29. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

They didn't talk about themselves, idiot. They said iOS doesn't need more than 1GB of RAM to work smoothly. And they were right. Even a 5S can hold a few heavy apps in memory and still run nicely. Instead of being a bashful troll, learn first what those 'iJunk' fanboys were saying. Coz not doing so makes you a piece of junk instead....

7. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

I bet 99% of the 4gb RAM tablets sales are iPad in 2017,the remaining 1% will be MS tablets all android tablets sold are cheap junk

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Horrible attempt to troll.

12. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"I bet 99% of the 4gb RAM tablets sales are iPad in 2017,the remaining 1% will be MS tablets" Sounds like every people from the third-world country can afford to buy an iPad Pro, not iPad 2017. Are you sour grapes? Never tried other tablets before? Oh never mind, you still don't know the meaning about "sour grapes". Pathetic lifeless troll.

14. airoid

Posts: 126; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

Fanboy like you are the reason why there many Apple haters all over the internet.

9. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Crap, they really should have put more RAM in the 9.7 model. Hope my Pro lasts at least another 3 years...

10. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

RAM can NOT change the reality , that iPad should NEVER be called ''Pro''. iOS has nothing to do with real Pro OS like Windows 10, or MacOS, or such. Everything else is just iBS. Just pass it with a smile. Let them live too. LOL

21. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

hater

25. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Imagine saying that when there are plenty android clone tablets with the "pro" suffix on their names to make it more interesting and can barely do what the iPad 3 or 4 can, lmao. Sweetie if you're butthurt this is not the right place to vent your frustration

30. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Windows and macOS are desktop softwares, dumb. They will obviously be no match for a mobile OS like iOS. Do you even learn bro?

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

4GB RAM? But I thought iOS devices never needed that much RAM in the first place!

19. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

That was when they were featureless and ran one app at a time.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"That was when they were featureless and ran one app at a time." They still run one app at a time... and still featureless (by ANDROID standards). I fail to see your point.

23. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

"They still run one app at a time" This argument is completely ignorant and just stupid. This hasn't been the case since the iPad Air 2. "and still featureless (by ANDROID standards)" Really? Are you really comparing the iPad Pro to any of the thousands of junk android tablets? All the Android tablets aren't even worth comparing to the cheap 300 dollar iPad model. Gtfo with your ignorant bulls**t.

28. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I was talking about running apps in background, and not just running apps simultaneously via multi window. And I spoke of the Android OS, didn't talk about Android tablets specifically. Besides, Android tablets still do more than any iPad can, productivity-wise. "All the Android tablets aren't even worth comparing to the cheap 300 dollar iPad model" Cheap Android tablets? You are talking about specs there, meanwhile I was clearly talking about the ANDROID OS, you dumbass. Besides, there have been flagship Android tablets too, like the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Note Pro. Now get lost.

27. mikehunta727 unregistered

iPads in iOS 11 can do up to 21 things at once multitasking wise which is pretty awesome. Also, just because one app may be running does not include everything else in the background (running OS processes, other apps held in RAM, etc)

39. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Point was they actually do split screen apps and other things now that they never did before. I'm not debating Android vs iOS in my comment, simply stating they do more now than they used to. Eventually RAM needs to increase to handle more.

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You're again revealing your true troll identity, trojan. See post no.29 to know it isn't iOS that needs more than 1GB. But the desires of the people to have more.

33. whatev

Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Just ignore him, he's so butthurt that he's rambling

34. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"See post no.29 to know it isn't iOS that needs more than 1GB. But thedesires of the people to have more" How am I trolling when I simply said what the iFools have been saying since years ago in order to downplay the more RAM being put in Android phones and justify the one they have? Didn't they say they do mot need more than 1 GB RAM, untill the iPhone 6s arrived? People have the desire for more RAM? Then why didn't Apple give 4GB RAM in 2015, because it was clear that people desired more RAM back then too. Now get a life.

37. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Calling iFans as iFools is itself an attempt to troll. There's nothing more left to say.

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