Do You Want 6GB of RAM With the Latest 2018 iPad Pro Models? You’ll Have to Pick up the 1TB Storage Configurations
This year, Apple made its first 4GB RAM iPhone lineup, which comprise up of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. For its 2018 iPad Pro family, the tech giant has upped the memory in both the storage and RAM categories. However, according to a developer, he used Xcode to figure out the amount of memory that Apple’s flagship tablet ships with and he’s come to the conclusion that only the highest storage configurations will give you the best multitasking options due to having more memory.
iPad Pro Models With 64, 256, and 512GB of Storage Might Be Limited to 4GB RAM
According to developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the highest storage configurations of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants of the iPad Pro are expected to feature 6GB of RAM. These tablets don’t come cheap however; the smaller one goes for $1,549, while the 12.9-inch one is sold for $1,749 (if you decide to choose the Wi-Fi only model). Apple does not provide information to customers and the media related to the amount of RAM in iOS-running devices, so this information is just coming to light.
While Apple has yet to confirm if this is true, the Xcode test appears to be accurate. As mentioned above, if this ends up being true, the 2018 iPad Pro will have the highest memory and storage ever present on an iPad. While lots of consumers will do just fine with 4GB of RAM when it comes to casual browsing and media consumption, there are those that want the best of the best. For those type of people, Apple will require them to spend a little more money.
The new iPad Pros both have 6GB of RAM, according to Xcode (technically the kCoreThemeMemoryClass enum doesn't map 1:1 but CoreUI only knows about 6GB devices so the iPad must be 6GB if not any prior value) pic.twitter.com/Oas1nOM5BM
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) October 30, 2018
Apple has opened up pre-orders for its slate family, with the official release starting November 7. 6GB of RAM in an iPad Pro will cater a lot to professional users who will eventually take advantage of the magnetic Apple Pencil. When they fire up the iPad version of Photoshop, that memory upgrade will come in handy for carrying out layers of editing work, while giving them immense multitasking leverage too.
Source: Twitter (Steve Troughton-Smith)