We’ve argued that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus operate just fine with just 1GB of RAM. That seems unusual to Android enthusiasts who are used to flagships with up to 3GB of RAM but, in general, iOS 8 doesn’t seem to need that much power. Perhaps it soon will, however, as a new leak reveals that Apple has apparently ordered modules for 2GB of RAM that will find their way into the new iPad Air 2.
A photo published on Chinese social network Weibo shows the 2GB Elpida RAM modules that allegedly came from a so-called Apple service provider named Geekbar. We don’t know the legitimacy of the modules but it does match a report out of Taiwan in August that suggested Apple will include more RAM in its next generation iPad Air. The first model had 1GB of RAM, but Apple may add new features like split-screen multitasking which would likely require some additional horsepower.
Apple’s next event is scheduled for Oct. 16 where we expect to see at least the iPad Air 2 and perhaps other new iPad refreshes. We’ll know at that point whether or not Apple actually decided to add more RAM and, if so, why.