“There were a lot of hardware specs bandied about at this morning’s iPad event: an A5X processor with quad-core graphics, a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display, and LTE,” Bryan Bishop reports for The Verge.
“One piece of information that wasn’t mentioned, however, was RAM,” Bishop reports. “Sources have informed us that Apple’s latest has indeed received an upgrade in that area as well, and will ship with 1GB of RAM — double that of its predecessor… [and] the original iPad [featured] just 256MB of RAM.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That 256MB RAM made the original iPad a maddening experience at times. Constant browser redraws made working between multiple tabs a nightmare. With 512MB of RAM, iPad 2 solved that issue for the most part, so iPad 3 ought to be quite the eye-opening experience for those who chose to stick with their original iPads and wait for the 3rd-generation unit. As it is, iPad 3 will blow the socks off iPad 2 users, so original iPad owners are in for a particular treat.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]