Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, 08:23
Category: Hardware, iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone
The iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro boast 2GB of RAM.
And that’s significant.
While Apple never announces the amount of RAM in its iOS devices, TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino was able to use a memory checking app to determine the amount of RAM in both devices.
Based on his testing, it appears that both the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro include 2GB of RAM.
This puts the iPhone SE on par with the iPhone 6s and the 6s plus handsets. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, though, still trails behind its larger 12.9-inch counterpart, which arrives with 4GB of RAM.
As was recently discovered, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro also features a slightly underclocked A9X processor, another factor that will impact its performance compared to the larger tablet.
Panzarino’s Geekbench testing suggested that the iPhone SE’s processor is not under clocked and that the A9 processor runs at 1.85GHz. On the test, the iPhone SE received a single-core score of 2538 and a multi-core score of 4421, on par with or slightly better than tests conducted on the iPhone 6s.
With these results factored in, the iPhone SE is as powerful as the iPhone 6s in spite of its smaller form factor and lower price. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while not quite as powerful as its larger counterpart, boasts a 12 megapixel camera with rear flash and a True Tone display.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.