iPad Air vs iPad 4: specs comparison

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. skimonkey

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    TLB...you're too funny--cognitive development for Miles--love that! To answer your question, yes...I have been meaning to get one for my husband as a combo birthday/Christmas gift! :) ...just don't know which to get him--so we'll be heading to the Apple store to play with them so he can decide! :)
     
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    Well... Whatever you decide on purchasing I am sure he's going to like so don't spend too much time on it lol. I bet he would like the new iPad Air.


    Sent from my WiFi Only Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using Tapatalk HD
     
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    The weight of the iPad Air has gotten my attention. Some time ago I switched to the mini because I developed inflammation in the hand I carried the full size iPad with. I haven't had any problems with carrying the mini. There are no spec differences between the iPad Air and the retina display mini except the size. The weight is 1 lb vs 3/4 lb. I am thinking of switching back to the larger iPad.
     
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    1GB of RAM is quite sufficient if you're only doing one thing at a time.
     
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    In comparing iOS and Android side by side, iOS has much more efficient RAM management compared to Android. On Android-based devices, having more free RAM is a good thing. On iOS-based devices however, the less RAM you have, the better it is. If you have a large amount of unused RAM, then there's an issue as the RAM reading should be around the 5%-25% of the capacity on paper. Even at that stage, iOS will automatically (and with great fluency and efficiency) reallocate RAM where they need to be. RAM that's unused is considered wasted RAM on iOS devices.

    1GB is more than sufficient on iOS devices at the current standpoint of iOS. Unless the resource demand from the iOS itself is doubled (tripled even), you won't need 2GB of RAM as the current RAM is the DDR3 (LPDDR3 for the 5S), and has a higher density than the previous DDR2/LPDDR2. The current RAM capabilities is as efficient as it can get right now. The high-end average usage/demand on RAM is roughly 800MB from the perspective of a jailbroken iPhone 5 and iPad 4, and that's with all the excess scripts running in the background constantly on a heavily themed device. If a jailbroken device can have an excess of 100+ MB of RAM, then there's certainly no issue with RAM.
     
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    The measurements of the Air are wrong in that picture. According to Apple's own website the Air is 240mm x 169.5mm x 7.5mm. Plus both the iPad 4 and iPad Air both offer a 128Gb version as well.

    Who created that chart? Did they even care?
     

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