The introduction of the iPad Pro during yesterday’s Apple media event managed to capture the imagination of a lot of consumers looking for a more performant iPad aimed at digital professionals. Apple managed to do a great job of not only introducing the iPad Pro, but also showcasing its features and performance capabilities by bringing Eric Snowden, Adobe’s Director of Mobile Design, to run through his company’s updated suite of Creative Cloud mobile apps. Following on from that demonstration, an official Adobe press release on the subject seems to have outlined, and subsequently removed, just how much RAM the iPad Pro is packing.
Adobe is obviously keen to promote its powerful range of Creative Cloud mobile apps and almost immediately released a press release outlining the capabilities of Adobe Comp CC, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, and the soon-to-be-released Photoshop Fix that allows image manipulation and editing directly on device.
The press release not only waxes lyrical about Adobe’s own packages, but also complimented the iPad Pro by giving away one of its secrets.
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…
The official Adobe publication has since been edited with the part pertaining to the iPad Pro processor and amount of RAM being removed. It’s currently unknown if this is at the request of Apple, or if the wording within the release was speculative with no actual evidence to backup the suggestion that the Apple’s largest tablet yet, will ship with 4GB of RAM. As a company, Apple is traditionally skeptical about outlining in-depth technical specifications of its hardware, choosing instead to focus on a number of marketable features rather than how much RAM a device has.
It is also no secret that Apple has historically been, and seemingly continues to be, rather stingy when it comes to the amount of RAM packed in it’s devices; last year’s iPhone 6 shipped with just 1GB of RAM. A hands-on with the iPhone 6s seems to suggest that the amount of RAM has been doubled to 2GB this time around, which would match that found in the iPad Air 2. Apple’s ability to get the most out of the hardware and software combination generally means that they don’t need to compensate by slapping in large RAM installations. With that said, if the iPad Pro does indeed have 4GB RAM then we simply can’t wait to feel just how fast and fluid it really is.