Apple iPad 10th Gen and Apple TV 4K have more RAM than their predecessors
Officially, Apple presented the iPad (10th Gen) and a new Apple TV 4K on Tuesday, with the company outlining numerous changes from those that they have replaced. Now, MacRumors has been able to confirm that Apple has made a significant upgrade that it decided against, including its press release.
By referring to the latest version of Xcode, the website has determined that both have more RAM than their direct predecessors. Specifically, Apple has increased the RAM volume of its entry-level iPad from 3 GB to 4 GB, which complements its A14 Bionic chipset. Purportedly, the move from the A12 Bionic to the A14 Bionic yields 20% CPU improvements and 80% faster AI processing, among other changes. Theoretically, increasing the RAM by a third should improve multitasking performance, although clearly not enough to support Stage Manager.
Likewise, the new Apple TV 4K offers 4 GB of RAM, also a 1 GB upgrade from its predecessor. Incidentally, the device is only the third to feature 4 GB of RAM with the A15 Bionic. While Apple offered this combination with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, it has upgraded its entry-level flagship iPhone to 6 GB of RAM, an amount it also affords to the iPhone 14 Plus. Similarly, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max come in just 6 GB of RAM flavours. Both the new iPad and Apple TV 4K can be pre-ordered now and will start shipping within the next few weeks across multiple markets.