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Originally Posted by epakrat75 View Post

Problem solved right? Maybe not because they also double the CPU cores. So, one could say that each core gets only 256MB if it's 512MB. That's pretty awful these days.

Honestly, that's not how it works.

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WOW, people have no idea how technology works in this thread... I am no expert, but I do have a CS degree...

iOS does NOT store multiple applications in memory, or running simultaneously on the processor. You may ask "Then how does it multi-task". The short answer is "It doesn't" in the common sense of the word.

When you switch to another application, the iPad uses the advantage of a solid state drive. It freezes the application and stores its current state to the SSD. This means, what the user sees is a very fast resume and the APPEARANCE of multitasking. While it is true that applications can request to background process, nearly NO app does this. Even calendar applications simply add events to the system scheduler, rather than multi-tasking. It's a brilliant way to give the consumer what they want while preserving battery life and performance.

That being said, only one application and parts of the OS are actually stored in memory. That means, unless you are running a singular application that needs that memory, MORE does NOT help. Like the poster above me, the system-on-a-chip technology has insanely fast bus speeds. Even if the OS has to retrieve information from the hard-drive, it's an SSD, which is VERY fast compared to a traditional HD.

My point: The pauses, slow down, etc. are due to iOS bugs more so than lack of memory. 512MB of RAM is MORE than enough for the way iOS works. The iPhone 4 uses the same chip and has nearly the resolution of the iPad; it works fine.
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Originally Posted by RegurgitatedCoprolite View Post

Gosh, imagine how much more I could have used my iPad these past ten months if it only had 512 MBs of RAM, instead of 256.

Haha. Me too!
post #44 of 264
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

Well BS that we need to get this info from a fourth party. Further it is BS in the sense that Apple does publish many specs for the iPads but prefers to screw over the consummer with respect to this one important parameter.

RAM is very important, if Apple has stayed with 256MB the upgrade would be worthless. From the day it debuted iPad one has suffered from the lack of RAM.

It's a good thing you shouldn't attack people here, or someone would call you a clueless idiot.
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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

If nothing else, more ram would give users the freedom to have more apps open without losing performance.

Haha... you have no idea what you're talking about.
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Originally Posted by JustReelFilms View Post

Funny how last year when people whined about iPad only having 256 of RAM while iPhone 4 had 512MB.

What exactly about making that complaint makes it "whining"?

The iPad having half the ram caused demonstrable performance issues compared to the iPhone that had double - when there actually is a problem, isn't it perfectly reasonable to complain about it?

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Originally Posted by RichL View Post

It is? How so? Is there a special USE_MEMORY_EFFICIENTLY flag in Darwin designed especially for the iPad?

If you don't think that iOS can get by on less memory, just try running your mac with only 256 megs of ram (or even 512 for that matter).

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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

Haha... you have no idea what you're talking about.

Gee, that's a heck of a rebuttal.
post #47 of 264
It's sad when the trolls don't know enough about the OS to post even entertaining trolly comments "more ram to run more apps" ?
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Gee, that's a heck of a rebuttal.

You don't even know how iOS works... the rebuttal is in your own argument.
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Originally Posted by AdamIIGS View Post

It's sad when the trolls don't know enough about the OS to post even entertaining trolly comments "more ram to run more apps" ?

It's hilarious...
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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

Just because you didn't hear about the problem doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There were MANY reports of slow web browsing due to pages having to reload.

Don't you think it may have been designed to do that? I normally have 6-7 pages open on my 3GS. Some reload, some don't. I tried it with Safari running in the background and not by killing the process.


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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

And I'm sure if the iPad only ran games and not apps (especially stuff like GB and iMovie) it would too.

I take it you haven't used these systems recently as they do apps and games and both have received OS upgrades.


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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

Because the lack of ram made iPad 1 slower for web browsing. Did you even read the thread before posting?

I did, see earlier comment.


The "others" that have 1GB of memory also have a generic OS that brag about Flash. Trust me, with Flash you will need all the memory you can get. Also with their 1GB, how's their battery life?
post #51 of 264
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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

It's more a question of whether you'll be able to use apps written/updated in 2 or 3 years that are designed to run on iOS 5 or 6 or 7.

The iPhone3 and 3G are both noticeably slower when running iOS4 and extremely slow when running apps that were released for iPhone4. I borrowed a friend's 3G (running iOS4) the other day to send an SMS when my 4 ran out of battery, and it really surprised me; imagine if the Macbook you buy today slows to a crawl when you install Lion later this year or when Pages gets updated next year. I think the iPhone and iPad fall more into "computer" territory than "phone" territory in the way that I expect to be able to run whatever programs come out over the next 3-4 years without feeling that they're too old/too slow technology.

I don't know if having 1GB vs. 512MB memory means anything right now within iOS4.3, but I'm almost positive it would make a difference when iOS5/6/7 are released.

From Apple's perspective, it allows them to get under the $500 price point and keep their targeted profit margins, while we can see the Xoom is going to be more expensive, but maybe have more longevity on the per-user basis...

That is if the Xoom will get timely OS updates...

The current state of mobile is akin to the earlier days of PC's. The advances were coming so fast in hardware and software. There is a huge difference in the longevity/usability of a PC/MAC bought 10-15yrs ago vs. today or the past few years.

If you bought a PC 15yrs ago - the software coming out a year or two later would bog down the machine if it would run at all. You buy a PC/MAC today and it is much more likely that software in a year or two will run just fine.
post #52 of 264
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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

Moot point - the article broadly states "Apple prefers to avoid detailing technical specifications of its devices", which I refuted.

Refuted, my ass. What does Apple say about the A4? That it's a "high-performance, low power system on a chip". A5 is the same, just with "dual core" added to the mix. Likewise, they do not specify which GPU they use.

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When connected to a 1080p tv, the Xoom will "actually play" 1080p video. Conversely, while the iPad2 can technically output 1080p, it can only actually play 720p video, even when connected to a 1080p TV.

It can only play 720p video... when mirroring the iPad's screen. There are no hardware limitations preventing the iPad from outputting to 1080p. 9x the GPU power comparing to the original iPad (which produced graphics akin to the original Xbox) also speaks volumes.

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post #53 of 264
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Can't wait to get my hands of this thing. I don't care how much RAM it has - My question is how does it perform. From everything I've read, it's a beast.

RAM size is moot when you consider the speed of data between the CPU. A 20MB app running on a 256 RAM has no performance gain running it on 512MB RAM. Performance doesn't increase per RAM size but per data rate. The only benefit of a larger RAM is the amount of applications you can run at once (but then again, iOS can manage this by quitting idling apps), the maximum canvas size of photo editors and how many layers it can hold, etc. The #1 bottleneck is retrieving resources from the storage. But it uses SSD which is fast.

I'm a Video guy and I am still shocked how you can edit HD movies on device, smoothly.

At least everyone should be happy now that it has LPDDR2.
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Don't you think it may have been designed to do that? I normally have 6-7 pages open on my 3GS. Some reload, some don't. I tried it with Safari running in the background and not by killing the process.

Designed to intentionally reload the same page instead of just caching it and bringing it up instantly? Why would you design something to be slower and use more bandwidth.

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I take it you haven't used these systems recently as they do apps and games and both have received OS upgrades.

I know they have apps, but do they have anything on the level of multitrack audio recording or HD video editing?
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Originally Posted by DoogH View Post

I am no expert, but I do have a CS degree...

You may have some facts wrong.

C.
post #56 of 264
It's not about raw specs, folks. It never was.
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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

News flash - the iPad 2 hasn't shipped yet. Maybe 512 will be enough, maybe not, but we don't know if there will be complaints when it shipped. Despite the millions sold, there WERE plenty of complaints about the original iPad, one of the biggest being bad user experience due to not enough ram.

News Flash:

Just because you think there were plenty of complaints doesn't make it so... besides, even 1000 complaints (and I highly doubt it was even that high) set against 15 million sold...
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post #58 of 264
Apple makes exceptional IOS devices. I have owned an iPhone 3GS and currently own an iPhone 4. Bottom line they were both great. My jail-broken 3GS would play 1080p files. There was no good way to output them outside of the iPhone and 1080p was overkill for a iPhone 3GS screen. However, with the iPhone 4 it can output 1080p not only 720p video if it is jail-broken and using an adapter. Apple makes their products to work the combination of components and their operating system works. They do not put out trash. You can complain about performance that no one has experienced with the iPad 2 based upon your thoughts of specs, but it doesn't matter if it does the job well and I am confident that the iPad 2 will do it's job well as all of it's other products have done well.

Technology does get outdated. I sold my iPhone 3gs for $250 2 years after I purchased it. They hold their value well. You can always sell your old and buy the new model. You probably won't get what you paid for it, but you could pay off a very good portion of a new unit. Is the iPad 2 an improvement it appears very much so. Will it be better than some other brand tablet, IMHO yes. I trust Apple products and have some friends with competing products and the same friends want to switch over. User experience is important. That's not to say that Apple is perfect, I think they block things that they shouldn't and limit their devices where they shouldn't in connectivity, but they make the product, not me and I'm still very happy with my experience.
post #59 of 264
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I know they have apps, but do they have anything on the level of multitrack audio recording or HD video editing?

GarageBand and iMovie.
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It's not about raw specs, folks. It never was.

For the PC crowd it has always been... they needed a straw to grasp...
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post #61 of 264
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Originally Posted by Lukeskymac View Post

Refuted, my ass. What does Apple say about the A4? That it's a "high-performance, low power system on a chip". A5 is the same, just with "dual core" added to the mix. Likewise, they do not specify which GPU they use.

Ok guy - is this what you call "avoiding detailing technical specifications?" as the article states?:

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It can only play 720p video... when mirroring the iPad's screen.

Wrong.

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There are no hardware limitations preventing the iPad from outputting to 1080p.

But there ARE software limitations. Read the Tech Specs before starting to make crap up, guy.

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Originally Posted by Lukeskymac View Post

It can only play 720p video... when mirroring the iPad's screen. There are no hardware limitations preventing the iPad from outputting to 1080p. 9x the GPU power comparing to the original iPad (which produced graphics akin to the original Xbox) also speaks volumes.

That's not what apple's tech specs say. According to that, the biggest video file it plays back is 720.


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Originally Posted by JustReelFilms View Post

RAM size is moot when you consider the speed of data between the CPU.

If that is the case then why is performance better on the iPhone 4 than the original iPad when they have the same CPU but double the ram on the former? And if ram size is really moot then why did they spend the money to go from 256 to 512?

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Just because you think there were plenty of complaints doesn't make it so...

I was responding to your post that insisted that there would be no complaints for a device that hasn't even shipped yet.

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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

GarageBand and iMovie.

I was asking about apps for xbox and PS3, sorry that wasn't clear from the bit I quoted.
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

Well BS that we need to get this info from a fourth party. Further it is BS in the sense that Apple does publish many specs for the iPads but prefers to screw over the consummer with respect to this one important parameter.

RAM is very important, if Apple has stayed with 256MB the upgrade would be worthless. From the day it debuted iPad one has suffered from the lack of RAM.

Oh, don't be a twiddledaddle (yes, I just made that word up) ... Once the iPad 2 is in the field, jailbreakers, hackers, tear-downers and what nots will dissect every nanometer of it.
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Here's a specific example of a benefit of more ram.

Now that apps like GB are coming to iPad, more ram is necessary for higher track counts, more and better plugins, and better quality sampled instruments. Sure the current model can run the new version of GB but one with more ram has the potential to run an even more powerful version. And that version inevitably will ship down the road - less ram is a factor in support for OS or app updates getting dropped sooner.
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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

Ok guy - is this what you call "avoiding detailing technical specifications?" as the article states?:

:Writes a long list of all specs; that is, 95% of the list has no meaning in this discussion:

Wrong.

In a MacBook Pro tech specs page, the amount of cache, the type of cache, the speed of the bus of both processor and memory (were applicable) would be specified (not to mention DDR type)

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But there ARE software limitations. Read the Tech Specs before starting to make crap up, guy.

:Unnecessarily long list. Really, did you think I didn't know that?

You know that this OS is called? 4.3. It's a MINOR update. Full 1080p could be very well coming on iOS 5 (due July), the same way a software preference for the Mute/Rotation switch came with iOS 4.3

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Here's a specific example of a benefit of more ram.

Now that apps like GB are coming to iPad, more ram is necessary for higher track counts, more and better plugins, and better quality sampled instruments. Sure the current model can run the new version of GB but one with more ram has the potential to run an even more powerful version. And that version inevitably will ship down the road - less ram is a factor in support for OS or app updates getting dropped sooner.

if you make GB on the ipad too good it will cannibalize Mac sales
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I was responding to your post that insisted that there would be no complaints for a device that hasn't even shipped yet.

Read my post as a future event... hopefully it will then make sense to you. There was no insistence involved.
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Originally Posted by Povilas View Post

People should look more at how it performs and not at the numbers.

Thank you.

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Well, those complaints were pretty significant. I gave up on Safari for the iPad and only use iCab now. The constant reloading of tabs in Safari drove me crazy - and I would suspect that this is due to lack of RAM.

I use AtomicWeb for almost all web surfing. It survives my most vicious testing, ie. multiple pages across up to 10 tabs (I guess I'm not a one-page-kind-of-guy)

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Although I agree that the current iPad "seems" to need more RAM, its hard to know. My main gripe is in Safari, which, when I go pack a page, seems to waste a lot of time reloading the data. This seems to be more the case since 4.2.

But two caveats:
1. The real question is real-world usage. Are there stalls? or is it smooth?
2. If certain actions slow down, its hard to know the bottleneck.

It may turn out the the bump from 256 to 512 fixes most bottlenecks. Maybe not. We'll see.

More seriously though there are some major bottlenecks that can occur at 256 that 512 alleviates. The iPhone 4 is pretty snappy and during the iPad 2 Keynote things were pretty swish. So, 512 = good, 1GB = worry about that next year.

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I a related question. The keynote presentation made a big point about up to a 9x increase in graphics speed and 2x increase in general computation speed. Other than manipulating photogaphic images, where would the graphics speed increase show up?

This was the most UNDERSTATED part of everything. Basically if it is true the A5 can now deliver PS3-or-better quality graphics. Not just for games but for all sorts of amazing apps that leverage GPU acceleration. This is huge. If 9x is true and not just pulled out of the air, this is massive.

And pretty much Apple will find it hard to resist releasing an A5 or A6 powered gaming console.

The A5 was probably meant to drive an iPad Retina Display but the display manufacturers probably could do the volume Apple needed.
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Originally Posted by markm49uk View Post

You speak the BS.

The iPad has not suffered from a 'lack of ram' - the only complaints I have heard about were Safari related and my understanding is that this was an application tuning issue.

Otherwise the iPad was fine.

You really don't know what you are talking about. You can not tune the need for RAM away. Beyond that many apps can't even be implemented on iPad 1 due to the lack of RAM.
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Originally Posted by Iandanger View Post

Yes the RAM is integrated into the SOC, so its part of the CPU itself.

Honestly 512 isn't enough. If I'm buying a new iPad less than a year later, I want it to be able to handle stuff thats more memory intensive than what my phone can do. 1 gig should be the minimum. I'm still buying the new iPad, but 256 isn't enough on the current model, and 512 will soon not be enough on the new one.

That is not correct. 256MB is plenty and the only reason they increased the RAM to 512MB is due to the addition of the two cameras. The 5MP camera need more buffer memory to capture the photos and videos. Also the inclusion of iMovies will beneffit from the extra memory.

Stop comparing the iPad with regular PCs. iOS 4 is way more efficient than any of the full fledged OSes and it uses way less memory.

512MB with higher bandwidth is plenty of memory.

Do you know how much RAM does the XBOX 360 or the PS3 have?

Apparently some people care more about specs than functionality.

It's a marketing ploy and people that look at specs will think they are getting something more.
Same as Video cards with 2GB of VRAM vs 1GB of VRAM, there is no performance difference. Just because memory is cheap, it doesnt mean that we need to put 2Gigs of it in the iPad. It adds weight and it decreases battery life.
Apple engineers know this and they optimize the usage of RAM.
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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Interestingly, unofficially H.264 High Profile is supported up to 720p ... it has been verified in video encoding forums. But definitely no 1080p as yet.
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If there was a large market for people who need more ram then Apple would supply the product... but why bother when you might only sell 1000 extra units.

Buy a fuckin' Xoon and quit bitching...
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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

Uh, they trumpet the new "dual core 1GHz" A5 chip on the front page of the iPad site, and list basically all of the tech specs under "Tech Specs", except RAM - probably because it's the one area from a hardware standpoint that another device (ie Xoom) clearly outdoes it. Plus the fact that Xoom can both play and output 1080p content while the iPad can digitally output 1080p but can only actually play 720p (cleverly presented by Apple, i must say).

What 1080p content are you going to play? no streaming services do 1080p. the on board cameras can do 720p at best. Cloners are big on the spec sheet game...that is the only thing they can compete on, meaningless spec sheets.
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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

If that is the case then why is performance better on the iPhone 4 than the original iPad when they have the same CPU but double the ram on the former? And if ram size is really moot then why did they spend the money to go from 256 to 512?

Is it? One reason why the iPhone 4 has double, voice and data. Keep in mind that the iPod Touch 4G has only 256MB as well and it came out after the iPhone 4. The iPhone is a phone first and foremost and it has to reserve a percentage of that memory for that function along with SMS/MMS messaging.

My 3GS with it's 256MB has at most 131MB free with nothing running.
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Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post

You really don't know what you are talking about. You can not tune the need for RAM away. Beyond that many apps can't even be implemented on iPad 1 due to the lack of RAM.

Implemented how? Last time I checked, the iPad can run anything the iPhone 4 can unless it requires a special feature like the gyroscope. There is not a single App that requires the iPhone 4's 512MB of RAM.
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Originally Posted by AdamIIGS View Post

It's sad when the trolls don't know enough about the OS to post even entertaining trolly comments "more ram to run more apps" ?

Exactly. It amazes me how they claim that 512MB is not enough while non of then wrote a single line of code for iOS.

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Originally Posted by minderbinder View Post

Designed to intentionally reload the same page instead of just caching it and bringing it up instantly? Why would you design something to be slower and use more bandwidth.

I don't think it is a RAM issue. I did notice that some web pages don't reload when I go back to them.
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It all depends on the pages content.

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Originally Posted by noirdesir View Post

Yes, it is. And this is probably the most prominent area where you will notice the effect of insufficient RAM (insufficient for what you want to do at that moment, which is holding multiple web pages in RAM).

IPad 1 has less free RAM for apps that the 3Gs. It is a very significant problem if your needs are more demanding than cruising to Drudgereport.
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But I am hard pressed to offer any other app where you notice this effect. Note that basically all apps are designed with the RAM limitation in mind, thus they are designed to operate well with the existing RAM amount.

For the most part this is true. The important thing that people need to realize though is that that means some apps can't be designed for iPad 1. I expect to see a whole new round of iPad apps in a few months for apps that run on iPad 2 only.

Design constraints also mean that some iPad one apps aren't really what their developers envisioned. The simple act of trying to cram an app into to little memory slows it down and leads to less than clean implementations.

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Web pages however are usually not designed with the RAM limitations of the iPad in mind, for sure some are, but most are not.

Yes exactly! If a web page has the iPad in mind or is suitably simple, Safari on iPad one works great. However if that page downloads globs of code and data you will have problems.

Beyond that you can have problems with other apps too. Generally it revolves around files that are no problem on a PC but suffer in an iPad app.

In any event thanks for speaking up. It is sad so many defend iPad for an obvious fault.
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Originally Posted by tipoo View Post

I hope its 1GB and not 512MB, it would be more than enough for today but might lead to quick obsolescence, look at the iPhone 3G running iOS 4.

OF COURSE! So next year you will upgrade to iPad 3 with 1GB of RAM :-)

Seriously, though, doubling the RAM *far* more than doubles the amount of memory available for use applications. Keep in mind that iOS uses up a huge chunk of the current 256MB RAM. iOS 4.3 is *not* going to use up twice as much memory as 4.2. This means that most of the available free RAM will be available to applications. They may see 3-4 times as much free RAM as before. Big win.
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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

When connected to a 1080p tv, the Xoom will "actually play" 1080p video. Conversely, while the iPad2 can technically output 1080p, it can only actually play 720p video, even when connected to a 1080p TV.

That's not entirely accurate. While iOS only natively handles files up to 720p. Anyone could in fact write an app to play 1080p video, which in turn means it will "actually play" 1080p video. The graphics support is there.

It's like saying my iPhone or iPad cannot play AVI, DivX or Ogg video files just because it's not supported natively by the OS... I can download MANY different apps to play these types of video files and I'm sure these same apps will allow anyone to play 1080p video as well.

Apple is not trying to be "clever" when they say the video out supports 1080p.
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Originally Posted by randyhyde@me.com View Post

OF COURSE! So next year you will upgrade to iPad 3 with 1GB of RAM :-)

No, he will upgrade to which ever Tablet has the best spec sheet - I'm guessing it will be one of the plastic, crappy Archos Tablets.
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