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It's just a rumor so we'll soon find out
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Either way, 1GB or 512MB, it doesn't really matter. The end user will never know the difference which is the beauty of the product.
 
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Then what you are saying getting a 4S is pointless since for what we are doing a 3GS or a 4 can do it.
3GS is very slow these days, the difference between a 4S with 512 or 1GB wont be noticeable...
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

Anything below ~35MB of memory and it starts lagging. Safari actually crashed right after I took this screenshot.

They either need to optimize how it handles memory or give it more (or both).
When's the last time you restarted or restored?
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When's the last time you restarted or restored?
I restart once every few days. I haven't restored or updated in a while, though. I'm waiting for iOS 5.
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why are people treating smartphones as PCs?

thats all i see nowadays with these apple vs win7 vs android arguments. what the heck people. its a PHONE!

im an apple fanboy now, but good gawd....its so ridiculous here now.
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not like it really needs more...

without flash, the extra ram is kinda superfluous.

most games max out the GPU+CPU first anyways...
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title should say "may have" rather than "has"

You would think they would release the full specs of the phone, before people can pre-order it.
Apple never mentions RAM. I assume their opinion on the matter is, "it shouldn't matter if it works well".
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And underclocked to 800MHz. In other words, the first dual core Androids are still faster (1.0-1.5GHz), and the new 5 core Kal-El phones will slaughter it as expected.
Yes, they are faster. But they won't be any snappier than the 4S. So what benefit is there exactly? Perhaps if you're running very intensive apps yes, but otherwise. You probably couldn't even notice the difference.
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Then what you are saying getting a 4S is pointless since for what we are doing a 3GS or a 4 can do it.
No, he's comparing a dual-core to a faster dual-core. You're comparing a dual-core to a single-core, and you should know full well there's quite a big benefit from going single-core to dual-core. The iPhone 4S, as I said above, will be incredibly snappy. What need exactly is there for a faster CPU after that? Of course it helps a little overall with app loading speed, etc., but battery life is more important.
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Possibly.
It also keeps it from being more CPU bound.
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Is the lack of ram why iOS does not have real multitasking?
No. And iOS does have "real enough" multi-tasking. There's five or six APIs which cover most of the needs for multi-tasking (like VoIP or audio in the background) and there's a seventh which covers actually running in the background for a certain amount of time.

EDIT: The only real benefit to more RAM right now would be more apps would have their state saved for longer so you could switch back to it instantly.
Edited by steelbom - 10/11/11 at 7:04pm
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It's a phone. You don't *need* more than that amount of RAM.
 
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