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iPad 3 to get 1 gigabyte of RAM, more evidence surfaces

iPad 3 to get 1 gigabyte of RAM, more evidence surfaces
One of the improvements that we are very likely to see in the iPad 3, even though nobody seems to care that much, is that the tablet will have 1GB of RAM. Why would it need a memory boost, you ask? Well, that extra brain power should really come in handy as the tablet is expected to come with a high resolution display. High resolution display means high resolution graphics, which take up a lot of memory when loaded. Of course, it would also allow for heavier apps and better games to be developed for the iPad. In comparison, the iPad 2 has "only" 512MB of RAM, while the first-gen iPad comes with 256 of them.

Here is the evidence, courtesy of iOS expert Chronic. He took a closer look at a bunch of debug code, which is said to be from an iPad 3 prototype. The code contained the following line: "vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages...". And since computer memory is organized in "pages" of 4,096 bytes each, by multiplying the two numbers together he got the total amount of memory that the iPad 3 has at its disposal – 1,000,554,496 bytes, or about 1GB.

Is Chronic correct? We will know for sure in a few hours. The Apple event, at which the next iPad will be announced, kicks off at 10:00AM Pacific time, or 1:00 eastern time, and we will be reporting all about it.

source: Chronic via IntoMobile

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