When Apple announced their new iPad Pros, it was revealed that they would be powered by a variant of the A12 Bionic in the form of the A12X Bionic. It would also feature its own custom GPU that Apple says gives it Xbox One X-like performance, except in tablet form. However one hardware feature Apple deigned to mention was how much RAM the new tablets would have.
Apple has never really shared information about RAM in the past, and this is usually discovered in code, benchmarks, or teardowns. However according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith, he might have found out that the new iPads could be packing as much as 6GB of RAM. However he also pointed out that based on what multiple people have told him since, this could be limited to the top-tier iPad Pro, which is basically the 1TB model.
What this means is that if it is true, then the other iPad Pro models will continue packing 4GB of RAM, which we suppose has proven that it is enough, although we’re sure that many wouldn’t mind if it had more RAM for future-proofing purposes. After all unlike smartphones, consumers don’t typically buy new tablet models every year, so for a tablet to last 3-4 years or longer is very much desired.
However we’re not sure how many people can justify buying the 1TB iPad Pros. The 11-inch model will cost $1,549 for the 1TB model, while the 12.9-inch model will retail for $1,749. At those prices you might actually be better off buying a laptop instead, like the newly announced MacBook Airs, or maybe even the base models of the MacBook Pro.