The iPad Pro may have more memory in it than anyone was initially expecting. Following the launch of Apple Inc.’s latest tablet on Wednesday, Adobe published its own press release to show off its new suite of Creative Cloud apps and in doing so it revealed that the 12.9-inch tablet is packed with 4GB of RAM.
“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,” an excerpt from the blog post read. However, the entry has since been updated to remove any reference to the tablet’s memory specs.
That’s double the memory of the iPad Air 2, which launched last year. With 4GB of RAM, the iPad Pro should be able to run more memory-intensive apps and could help with those looking to multitask extensively.
Apple isn’t known to be generous with memory in its mobile products. Last year’s iPhone 6 packs 1GB of RAM, while its Android competitors such as Samsung and Motorola have made 2GB, 3GB and 4GB of RAM standard issue with even their budget smartphones.
Apple’s latest smartphone -- the iPhone 6S -- is also expected to have 2GB of RAM inside. Officially, Apple doesn’t publicly disclose in tech specs how much memory is in its devices. So fans will have to wait for either benchmarks or teardowns of the devices to start appearing from third parties to know for sure.
But that isn’t likely to happen for the iPad Pro until at least November, when Apple begins shipping its 12.9-inch tablet. The iPad Pro is priced at $799 for the 32GB model, $949 for the 128GB model and $1079 for the 128GB model with Wi-Fi and cellular. Or if you’re looking for a smaller tablet, Apple also launched its iPad Mini 4 -- a compact version of the iPad Air 2 -- which starts at $399 for the 16GB model.