Adobe’s Photoshop Fix press release seemingly reveals the iPad Pro has 4GB RAM [Update: Removed]

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Update: Adobe has now removed the reference to the 4GB RAM. Hopefully because they weren’t supposed to reveal that rather than because it’s not true.

There’s apparent good news for anyone tempted by the multi-tasking capabilities of the iPad Pro: an Adobe press release has seemingly revealed that it has 4GB RAM – a doubling of the 2GB in the iPad Air 2.

iPad Pro is great for creative workflows with a high res 12.9″ touch screen display at 2732 x 2048 pixels, A9X chip, and 4GB RAM … 

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Apple is not noted for its generosity when it comes to RAM, even the iPhone 6 having just 1GB (though the new Apple TV got 2GB, and there is chatter that the iPhone 6S may have the same). Apple would argue that because hardware and operating system are deeply integrated, it can make more efficient use of a smaller amount.

It’s likely the fact that Apple is heavily pushing the multi-tasking capabilities of the iPad Pro that has driven the decision to opt for 4GB for the Pro. Photoshop Fix was demonstrated during the keynote, and is designed to allow easy retouching of images on the go.

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  1. taoprophet420 - 7 years ago

    Apple admitted it in the keynote.They said it had double the memory bandwidth or however they ordered it over the iPad Air 2.

  2. atokosch - 7 years ago

    When they mentioned double the RAM speed and dual channel? (I think) and other improvements to RAM, I was assuming they were talking about 4 GB of RAM but I thought that we were going to have to wait until the tear down to find out!
    Thanks Adobe!

    • taoprophet420 - 7 years ago

      Same here. I still wish they would used the new 3 GB and 6 GB mobile ram packages Samasung announced yesterday. 3 GB would been great for 6s and iPad Mini 4. 6 GB would been perfect for the iPad Pro.

      • rettun1 - 7 years ago

        “I wish they used the RAM modules that were announced yesterday” i know planned obsolesce speeds up these development cycles, but Apple doesn’t work THAT fast

  3. applegetridofsimandjack - 7 years ago

    4GB of ram on an iPad would be so awesome. Hoping it’s true and that the 6S has at least 2GB.

  4. tigerpork - 7 years ago

    Is 4GB enough to put El Captain on this thing?

    • PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

      And its purpose would be…? Why would you want an OS that was designed for mouse input put on a device that is designed for touch input? Your question makes no sense.

  5. Paul Andrew Dixon - 7 years ago

    I’m curious…when using the pencil, can you rest your hand on the screen and write — throughout the demonstrations i couldnt help but notice that either their hand was hovering, or it was off screen!!!

    • I would conjecture that the answer is “yes”. I think the hands in the demo were off of the screen because they were making big, dramatic lines for the camera, and sliding a hand across a glass surface isn’t the most comfortable of movements.

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