Originally Posted by madhatter61
Apple sold 15 million iPADs last year and they only had 256 of ram... I'll bet the majority had no clue what ram was, let alone how much. And the customer satisfaction was that the vast majority felt they were plenty fast, did the job, and they are telling all their friends what a great device iPad is.
Let's get something clear here -- I don't give a damn what your so called vast majority knows or thinks. IPad is a great device but suffers significantly from a lack of RAM. If you don't understand why I say that you really shouldn't be commenting here
With your theory above, all PC's running under Windows XP should have not 2, but 4, 6 or 8 GB of RAM right? Then they surely would be better because they have plenty of RAM, right?
You have no idea what you are talking about. The problem with RAM is specific to iOS and directly impacts what apps are capable of doing on the machine.
If you check your techology quotient, XP only recognizes up to 2 GB. But you would put in 4,6 or 8 GB and then it would be better? right?
Honestly I don't care what you do with XP, I gave up on MicroSoft with NT SP3 and spent years running Linux machines.
Now with iPAD2 it likely has a bit more memory, but if Apple doesn't share that with you, maybe it has what it needs, it is faster yet... But if they don't share ... you don't care to get one... is that right? Do you have any clue how the memory pool is managed in iOS?
Actually I do which is why I say iPad 1 is a bit of a joke with 256MB of RAM. Which by the way really means around 120MB available to the user app. Frankly if you had a clue yourself you would have never posted this message with this attitude.
By the way reports are coming in that 512MB is indeed supplied with iPad2. In any event I think you significantly underestimate the importance of RAM and what it will allow for on iPad2. Many people that think they are happy with iPad 1 will likely change their minds quickly once they see the difference in performance of iPad 2.