iPhone 4 confirmed to have 512MB of RAM

Iphone4_multitasking Although Apple has published the full specifications for the hotly anticipated iPhone 4, following tradition it hasn't revealed some of the hard numbers behind the curtain, which although unimportant to some people, are big points of interest for enthusiasts like us at Pocketables and I'm sure many of you, our readers. So it's good to hear that MacRumors has now confirmed that Apple's latest creation has 512MB of RAM. This brings it up to speed with the latest leading handsets and is double the amount found in the iPhone 3GS and iPad.

This latest discovery explains some previous questions we had regarding the roll-out of iOS4, with the lack of multitasking on the old iPhone 2G and 3G now explained by their lack of RAM (only 128MB) in comparison with new models. It also partially demonstrates why the impressive looking iMovie app will only be available on the 4. The increase in RAM in combination with the powerful A4 processor should make for a very potent combination providing the effortless multitasking and powerful performance users will be hoping for when the iPhone 4 makes its debut later this month.

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10 thoughts on “iPhone 4 confirmed to have 512MB of RAM

  • ipad has 256 MB RAM, right? It is actually quite funny. You’d think that the ipad should deserve more RAM make it as snappy as possible.

    What I am really waiting is cheap ipod touch if it follows the same specs. Only thing still missing is flash, atleast for me. I would love to watch some tv shows on the go but unfortunately they are available with flash. That might actually make me buy something with android.

  • I think the reason why they do that is to have an upgrade path for the iPad. So now we know that the next iPad will have 512mb or more, Retina display and a gyro. That is just my opinion of course. And yeah, iPad have 256mb and its fluid. Imagine 512 on it. It’s gonna be faster. But there will always be a trade of course. Less battery life. I’m sure they are already working on that.

  • Haha, the iPad isn’t even a bigger iPhone anymore. The iPad is a bigger, crappier and slower iPhone.

  • I don’t think the iPad will have a super high screen resolution like the iPhone, at least not yet. I bet the next iPad will get a slightly better processor and more ram.

  • Well this situation call only be good for me (selfish reasons!). I want a black iphone 4 and can see some users selling their black one it as soon as the white versions become available (this is where I step in!

  • So what does the iPad have over the iPhone now other than being the size of a netbook?

  • It has a dock to attach USB devices to it I think like keyboards

  • Just the size and some peripherals. I still don’t understand these tablets that just run mostly smart phone OS’s with smart phone hardware (iPad and all those cheap looking Android tablets). Maybe something like Tegra could differentiate them but that is only until you start finding these chips in smart phones too. So the main factor is if you need/want that size.

  • Its a shame that the speed will help you reach your data max faster :(
    I still can’t wait to get access to it though.


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