Apple announced two new iPads on October 22nd, the full-fledged iPad Air as well as the second generation iPad mini which comes with the much rumored Retina display. The iPad Air comes with slight design changes, whereas the iPad mini’s design remains largely the same. Significant improvements have been made under the hood though on both tablets, as they now tout Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor. A screenshot of a support chat with an Apple Customer Service representative suggests that both new tablets have the same about of RAM as their predecessors.
We didn’t hear Apple mention anything about the RAM, but it doesn’t come as a surprise to see that the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are likely to have 1GB of RAM. A teardown of the iPhone 5s, which uses the exact same processor, revealed that there was 1GB of RAM coupled with the 64-bit processor. So there’s a huge possibility that Apple has gone down the same road for its new tablets. Still to be absolutely sure, we must wait for the new tablets to come out so that they can be torn down. Apple iPad Air goes on sale November 1st, whereas the Retina iPad mini is expected to become available later next month. [Image via CTechCN]
|Key Specs||iPad Air (2013)|
|Processor/Soc Name||A7, 1.3 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||128 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||8820 mAh|
|Complete product data||Apple iPad Air (2013) Full specs|