iPhone 4 Has 512MB RAM; Double The RAM Of iPhone 3GS, iPad
As usual when Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s new iPhone 4 he didn’t go into the technical details such as the processor speed, amount of RAM etc.
He just told us its “the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone”.
We were waiting for iPhone 4 to be disassembled to find out the geeky things like the amount of RAM in the new iPhone.
It looks like we don’t have to wait that long as folks at MacRumors are reporting that Apple had confirmed that iPhone 4 has 512MB RAM during one of the WWDC sessions last week.
The session (Session 147, Advanced Performance Optimization on iPhone OS, pt 2) it was revealed in is now available in iTunes. It’s available for download for registered Apple developers.
This is great news for iPhone 4 users as the additional RAM will definitely improve overall performance. It should also help features like multitasking introduced in iOS 4 that will allow third-party iPhone apps to run in the background.
MacRumors believes that the additional RAM could be the reason Apple’s new iMovie App will work only on iPhone 4 and not iPhone 3GS or iPad.