Apple’s 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Has 2GB RAM, Slower Clock Speeds Despite A9X Chip


Apple announced the iPhone SE and the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro on Monday and gave journalists and reviewers the chance to try out both iOS devices.

Apple is known for not disclosing the RAM of its devices when announcing new products.

Luckily, a new report has surfaced listing the specs of the new devices.

The iPhone SE comes with 2GB RAM, which matches what the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s have under their hoods, TechCrunch Editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino confirmed on Twitter.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, on the other hand, isn’t as fortunate. The new tablet has 2GB of RAM, instead of the 4GB that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has, according to Ars Technica.

The size of RAM is important in gauging performance and usability as it’s responsible for making sure multiple apps can run smoothly at the same time.

Currently, the 2GB RAM may yet be troublesome in terms of performance, but the longterm effect of this on the tablet will become obvious when it can no longer be supported by future software updates.

It will also limit the usability of the tablet, since developers will be limited to just 2GB of RAM instead of 4GB when creating their apps.

In addition, Apple claims that the smaller version of the iPad Pro has the same A9X processor found in its larger counterpart.

But while this is true, it has been discovered that the smaller tablet’s CPU actually has a slightly slower clock speed, according to 9To5Mac. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro scored 3022 on a single Geekbench run.

However, although the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is considered to be less powerful than its 12.9-inch counterpart, it does come with some better features.

The new iOS tablet comes with a 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K video recording, similar to the iPhone 6s.

The tablet also has the new True Tone technology for its display, which provides more accurate whites.

With these disparities between the two versions of the iPad Pro, users will surely have to think twice before picking either one.


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