“By mid-year, Apple is likely to include a minimum of 512MB of RAM in each of the Macs it sells, double the amount of standard memory shipping in most of today’s models,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “Sources say Apple intends to complete the move by mid-year, around the same time it begins shipping its next-generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger.'”
Jade reports, “Although Tiger will not require 512MB of RAM, insiders say the boost in memory spec will assure consumers a smoother experience running both Tiger and Apple’s iLife ’05 digital lifestyle software suite. They added that the upgrade is ‘much needed.’ The boost would make Apple the first major PC manufacturer to include half a Gigabyte of memory in all of its CPU-based products.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good. We’re sick of having to tell people, “buy the extra RAM, you’ll want it” when we recommend Mac mini, iMac G5, iBook, etc.