The next generation of iPad Air might get a memory upgrade bumping it up to 2GB instead of the 1GB RAM in the current generation iPad Air. This was reported by Taiwan’s TechNews.
Also, the site mentions that increased RAM will only be limited to the iPad Air as the second generation Retina iPad Mini is expected to continue with 1GB RAM offering.
When Apple introduced the third generation of iPad, it started offering 1GB of RAM and since the tradition has continued through the fourth generation iPad as well as the fifth generation iPad Air. Now even the Apple fanboys are wondering when Apple would bump up the RAM in its tablet lineup since it has been a long-span between memory upgrades.
iPads didn’t get a memory upgrade earlier in order to keep costs low, save space and also preserve battery but with some of the upcoming iOS 8 features, 2GB RAM will be a necessity for smoother performance.
Apple Inc (AAPL) is also rumoured to be working on split-screen multitasking for the iPad Air, a feature that certainly will be more memory intensive than running one single app at a time. This 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 but it will certainly run better on Apple’s upcoming iPad Air which will also get a more powerful A8 processor.
So far, the rumours have suggested that split-screen multitasking will be limited to the iPad Air, although the feature may roll on to the iPhone as well as the Retina iPad Mini at a later date. Split-screen multitasking won’t be ready for iOS 8’s fall debut but it might come as part of an 8.1 update.
Apple may introduce the next iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini in an October event which might also include the iWatch. Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 9 which is just around the corner so stay tuned to us for more on the same.
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