Want a new iPad Pro with 6GB RAM? You may have to get a 1TB storage variant

Want a new iPad Pro with 6GB RAM? You may have to get a 1TB storage variant
There’s a great deal to love about Apple’s radically redesigned new iPad Pros, starting with those razor-thin bezels, Face ID integration, and the usual performance upgrades making these bad boys by far the most powerful of their kind yet.

But at $799 and up, you’re clearly not looking at mass-oriented devices here. The “masses” may also have a problem with the huge repair costs of the two upgraded iOS tablets, not to mention an unusual and, frankly, inexplicable memory differentiation.

Although the entire 2018 iPad Pro generation was expected to raise the RAM bar from 4 to 6 gigs, “multiple people” are now telling veteran developer and occasional tipster Steve Troughton-Smith that only certain variants have actually made the jump.

Specifically, and this is not entirely unsurprising, it seems the priciest new iPad Pro configurations might be getting 6GB RAM. We’re talking both 11 and 12.9-inchers accommodating a whopping 1TB of data internally and fetching $1,549 and $1,749 respectively with Wi-Fi connectivity only.

All the others are reportedly still packing 4 gigs of the good stuff, including models with 512GB storage space priced at a hard-to-swallow $1,149 and $1,349 in the US with 11 and 12.9-inch displays respectively.

While there are plenty of Android slates and even smartphones catering to hardcore multitaskers with up to 8GB RAM in tow these days, there’s no reason to expect visible lag or speed issues of any sort from 4GB-packing iPad Pros. iOS is special that way, but then again, no one can know what the future holds in terms of memory consumption.

When spending north of 1,300 bucks or even $999 on a tablet with no keyboard or stylus included, some people would like to know they can get several years of high-end use out of that.
 
Besides, Apple indirectly appears to be acknowledging its best, most expensive iPads could need more than 4 gigs of memory in the not-so-distant future. Of course, this potentially controversial distinction hasn’t been confirmed yet, and we might have to wait for a teardown of a 1TB version to find out if it’s true. How annoyed would you be if that turns out to be the case?

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32 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

But why? iOS is so efficient and it didn't need more than 1GB of RAM. /s

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it was efficient for its time. as apps become better and chips getting stronger, it's inevitable that more ram is needed.

3. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Ah, you can't talk tech to worldpeace his IQ ain't high enough to grasp that.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

My IQ isn't high enough either but my BOHICA (Bend Over Here It Comes Again) antenna is plenty high and I hear the current Pen won't work with this device. The fact that a stupidly expensive tablet like this doesn't come bundled with it shows the greed of Apple by charging another $130 or so.

10. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Sure someone who's spending 1500 for this iPad can't spend 130 more for the pencil. You're right kid, your IQ is low too.

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

Your statement proves you fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down. The old pen should at LEAST be compatible. But if you enjoy getting an Apple enema with each new device then more power to you.

18. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

My statement also proves I can afford them can't say the same for you tho they cost more than what you earn in whole year

26. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

Lol. What a moronic statement.

30. ARPAKTIKO

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

ofc you can afford them. The term i-sheep is made for you . You will buy anything from them no because you really need it but to show off

24. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Is this true??? The first gen Pencil doesn't work with the new Ipads???

25. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

Not only is it true but you can't use the new one on the old iPad and the new one is $30 more.https://www.gsmarena.com/no_you_cant_use_the_old_apple_pencil_on_the_new_ipad_pros-news-33997.php

28. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Wow!! Why am I surprised though???

4. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The iPad needs 8GB of ram if it should be capable to do real productivity such as feature complete Microsoft office.

5. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

If not 8GB, 6GB should have been standard this time around. For such a price at least 6GB should be offered. And 8GB maybe isn't that necessary. iOS still needs much less ram than Android.

14. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Then where is microsoft surfaces now? Can’t see them in the wild.

22. cogito

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

For an iPad to be a true business machine it would need mouse support.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Oh well.. I need bigger sarcastic sign... r/woooosh for all above.

13. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Its not an android trash

15. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Butthurt that ipad is 92% faster than any windows and android trash devices

16. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Its not 92% faster, it's faster than 92% of all protable PCs according to Apple. Get yout facts straight.

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Faster than 92% and more expensive than 99.5% of all portable PC.

20. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Too expensive lol definitely not for you enjoy your ripoff MiPad

21. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

a wild apple claim, did they account for the laptops with high end gtx graphics cards ?

23. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Lighter and the battery lasts longer than 100% of all portable PCs.

6. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

a tablet and a phone should not cost more than 500$. f**k consumerism.

11. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

In that case, you'd be earning what you did in 2011.

7. alligator

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Remember the time when 2-4GB of RAM on a PC was pretty enough for everything. Today, with such configuration will struggle a lot to load Win10 or even Win7. The things are changing so it's not bad to have more RAM as the smartphone or tablet is getting more future-proof than usual. Most of the Android smartphones can work without problems with 4GB but everyone knows what happens if you have less memory - the apps are reloading more often. I'm not saying this is a dealbreaker but it's good to have more memory if OF COURSE this is not changing the price significantly (refer to latest OnePlus offers).

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

This is one of the most sensible posts on this article. Thanks for telling that to all the idiots here.

29. gamehead unregistered

At these prices all models should have 8 Gigs of memory

31. currator

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 23, 2016

For the price no oled or even led display. Apple still using lcd and charging like it’s an oled. 64 gb of storage is a joke. Well besides the have to haves most people will just buy the basic iPad. The just over 300 dollar one.

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