iPhone 4 Confirmed with 512MB of RAM

A previous report by Digitimes stated the next iPhone was going to sport a higher resolution display and 512MB of RAM. With the announcement of the iPhone 4, the Retina Display verified that rumour. The 512MB of RAM story hasn’t been verified until now–as Apple confirmed this during a 2010 WWDC session (Session 147, Advanced Performance Optimization on iPhone OS, pt 2).

The iPhone 4 Has 512MB of RAM

According to the following slide image from the WWDC session via @rzhale, here is the breakdown of RAM on iOS devices:

iPhone 4: 512MB
iPad: 256MB
iPhone 3GS: 256MB
iPod Touch (3rd Gen): 256MB
iPod Touch (2nd Gen): 128MB
iPhone 3G: 128MB

So, if we take this into consideration it’s now very clear why the iPhone 3G cannot “support” multitasking from iOS 4. I’m sure it would work–but it won’t be a pretty experience. My old iPhone 3G is already sluggish as it is right now. I’d hate to see how fun multitasking will be. What’s surprising to me is that the iPad has only 256MB of RAM, but it’s amazingly fast–most likely a result of the A4 chip.

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  • Abbas400

    Gizmodo is saying it not confirmed, is it true?

  • See that screenshot image above? That is taken straight from the WWDC session video. It's confirmed 100%.

  • Ex

    Winner: Gary

  • Peter

    So the iPhone 4 is faster than the iPad? Sure the iPad uses the A4 chip but the iPhone 4 also uses the A4 chip…

  • You know… I tried multi-tasking on a JBed iPhone 3G and it really didn't work out that well. When I had to upgrade to 3.13 I didn't put it back on; the iPhone works pretty decently. I'm fine without it on this phone to be honest… I'll wait till the iPhone 4.

  • Abbas400

    Gizmodo is saying it not confirmed, is it true?

  • See that screenshot image above? That is taken straight from the WWDC session video. It's confirmed 100%.

  • Ex

    Winner: Gary

  • Peter

    So the iPhone 4 is faster than the iPad? Sure the iPad uses the A4 chip but the iPhone 4 also uses the A4 chip…

  • You know… I tried multi-tasking on a JBed iPhone 3G and it really didn't work out that well. When I had to upgrade to 3.13 I didn't put it back on; the iPhone works pretty decently. I'm fine without it on this phone to be honest… I'll wait till the iPhone 4.

  • Noahattic

    oh my…. this is really nice to hear.. 512mb ram + about 1Ghz cpu + retina display + better battery life = mainstream tech spec of top smartphones + iOS4 = winner for now…. if there's an official unlock, that will be perfect!!!

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