Report: The iPhone 4 is going to come loaded with 512 MB of RAM
MacRumors is reporting that the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 4, will have double the amount of RAM that the iPhone 3GS and iPad have; for those of you not in the know, the earlier iDevices both have 256 MB of RAM. This means the iPhone 4 will have quadruple the mere 128 MB of RAM that the the original iPhone and iPhone 3G featured.
The added RAM should really help with the overall performance of the device; I think the memory boost definitely has something to do with the quickness of the new iPhone. It now also makes sense why the iMovie app is only for the iPhone 4.
Check out an except from the original Mac Rumors report:
We have since heard that the upcoming iPhone 4′s RAM has again been upgraded. This will bring it to a total of 512MB of RAM, twice as much as the 3GS and iPad. This number actually contradicts tear down photos of a prototype iPhone 4 that was leaked to the internet. An analysis of that prototype device showed it only carried 256MB of RAM. The 512MB figure, however, does agree with a Digitimes report from May 17th that confirmed a 960×640 screen resolution, thinner display, and indeed 512MB of RAM. We had heard that Apple confirmed this 512MB figure during one of the WWDC sessions last week, and have now verified this. The session it was revealed in is now available (Session 147, Advanced Performance Optimization on iPhone OS, pt 2) for registered Apple developers.
If we hear anything else about the iPhone 4′s internals, we’ll be sure to let you know.