Second-Generation iPad Air May Get Memory Boost to 2 GB




Victorinox Swiss Army 53042 – Cadet Multi-tool Knife

 by Victorinox  (197)  Buy new: $22.22 – $79.86

Set Large L 1pc Black 1pc Slate 1pc Red (Tangerine) 1pc Teal (Blue/Green) Replacement Bands with Clasps for Fitbit FLEX Only /No tracker/ Wireless Activity Bracelet Sport Wristband Fit Bit Flex Bracelet Sport Arm Band Armband

 by AFUNTA  (151)  Buy new: $10.01 – $30.00

ExOfficio Men’s GiveNGo Boxer Brief

 by ExOfficio   482 days in the top 100  (1886)  Buy new: $14.95 – $26.00

Replacement Wrist Band for Fitbit Flex

 by MIC   70 days in the top 100  (254)  Buy new: $3.21 – $40.00

Second-Generation iPad Air May Get Memory Boost to 2 GB
Apple’s second-generation iPad Air may get a memory upgrade, bumping it up to 2 GB of RAM instead of the 1 GB in the current-generation device, reports Taiwan’s TechNews [Google Translate] (via iPhone in Canada). According to the site, the increased RAM will be limited to the iPad Air, as the second-generation Retina iPad mini is expected to continue to offer 1 GB of RAM.

Apple began offering 1 GB of RAM with the third generation iPad, keeping the same amount of memory in the fourth-generation device and the fifth-generation iPad Air. With such a long span of time between memory upgrades, customers have been wondering when Apple might opt to bump up the RAM in its tablet lineup.

iPad Air 2 mockup with Touch ID home button
Previous generations of the iPad have likely not seen a memory increase in order to keep costs low, save space, and preserve battery, but with some of the upcoming iOS 8 features, more RAM might be a necessity for smooth performance.

Apple is rumored to be working on split-screen multitasking for the iPad Air, a feature that will certainly be more memory intensive than running a single app at a time. The feature is said to allow two apps to run side-by-side on the iPad in multiple sizes, including 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4. While split-screen multitasking is likely to be available on existing devices, it may run better on Apple’s upcoming iPad Air, which is also expected to gain a new A8 processor.

Thus far, rumors have suggested that split-screen multitasking will be limited to the iPad Air, though support may come to the iPhone and the Retina iPad mini at a later date. Split-screen multitasking is unlikely to be ready for iOS 8′s fall debut, but it may come as part of an 8.1 update.


TechNews also shares some information on Apple’s upcoming iWatch, suggesting the device will sport 512 MB of internal memory along with 8 GB of storage, which cannot be confirmed with previous rumors as little is known about the device.

TechNews does not have much of a track record when it comes to Apple rumors, and what it has shared has seen mixed outcomes. The site accurately predicted a sapphire cover for the Touch ID home button ahead of the launch of the iPhone 5s, but it also incorrectly suggested the home button would be capacitive.

Apple is said to be planning an October event to unveil the iWatch, even though the device may not ship until late 2014 or early 2015. That October event may also include the debut of the second-generation iPad Air and the second-generation Retina iPad mini.


Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Compressor and Motion With Reliability Improvements, Bug Fixes
Yosemite National Park and Wellington, New Zealand Added to Apple Maps Flyover Feature
Apple to Open New South Windsor, Connecticut Store on August 23
Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Build 13F18 to Developers
Mailbox for Mac Now Available via Public Beta Test, Offers New Snooze Features and Draft Support
Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier
Flappy Bird Creator Set to Release New ‘Swing Copters’ Game This Thursday
Apple Awarded Creative Arts Emmy for ‘Misunderstood’ Holiday Commercial








LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

 by LifeStraw   585 days in the top 100  (1372)  Buy new: $25.00 $19.95  34 used & new from $19.90

Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, 1-Quart

 by Nalgene   1994 days in the top 100  (1352)  Buy new: $7.57 – $53.00

FlipBelt – World’s Best Running Belt & Fitness Workout Belt

 by Level Terrain  (338)  Buy new: $27.29 – $29.50

Pelican 1750 Protect Case Hard 50.5X13.5X5 1750-000-110

 by Pelican  (260)  Buy new: $195.25 – $300.25














Text
Photo
Quote
Link
Chat
Audio
Video