Leaked photo reveals 2GB RAM chips for iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2 - 2GB RAM image

Third-party Apple service provider GeekBar has published a photo of the 2 GB Elpida RAM module via their Weibo account, which it claims is for the iPad Air 2.

GeekBar was a source of several leaked components of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, before they were launched last month.

The RAM module looks quite similar to the 1 GB Elpida RAM module found on the 1st generation iPad Air. There have been rumors that the iPad Air 2 will come with 2GB RAM, unlike the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that come with just 1GB RAM.

2GB RAM would be a welcome improvement. There have been rumors that Apple is working on split-screen multitasking for the iPad, which will also need more memory.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPads at the special event on October 16. In addition to the 2GB RAM, the iPad Air 2 could feature a thinner and lighter design, Touch IDApple’s new A8 processor, anti-reflective coating and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Meanwhile, the next-generation iPad mini with Retina display could also have Touch ID, an Apple A8 processor and a thinner design.

[GeekBar via MacRumors]

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  • systemupdate

    I still question the idea of going with 1GB of RAM for i6 and i6+. Especially if they are supposed to last a well 3 to 4 years. With all these Apps becoming higher quality I would assume it might become a real problem later. But time will tell.

    • Gautam

      Yeah, it is annoying that they went with just 1GB. It is also amazing that most reviewers didn’t mention that as an issue.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        I don’t see 1gb as an issue. The phone works just fine. Butter performance as always, even with 40+ apps open…