New iPad comes with 1GB of RAM, report says

The iPad 2 boasts 512MB of RAM, putting it on the same level as the iPhone 4S. But the new iPad apparently offers double that to trump them both.

Apple's new iPad comes with 1GB of RAM, according to a new report.
Apple's new iPad comes with 1GB of RAM, according to a report. Josh Lowensohn/CNET

Lost amid the talk of Apple's new iPad yesterday was a mention of how much RAM the device features. But a new report claims to have the answer.

Apple's new iPad comes with 1GB of RAM, according to The Verge, citing sources. Although Apple has not confirmed that claim, it would make sense. Apple's first iPad launched with 256MB of RAM onboard. The second iPad bumped that figure to 512MB of RAM. If history is to be our guide, this time around, Apple's new iPad should come with 1GB of RAM.

At 1GB of RAM, the new iPad not only beats out its predecessor, but also doubles the RAM found in Apple's new iPhone 4S .

Aside from RAM, Apple's new iPad, which the company unveiled at an event in San Francisco yesterday, comes with a host of improvements, including the Retina Display, the A5X processor, and an improved camera. The new iPad is expected to launch on March 16 and will come in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions. The Wi-Fi-only models start at $499, while the Wi-Fi and LTE options go for $629 and up.

Apple did not immediately respond to CNET's request for comment on The Verge's report.

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