The new 2021 iPad Pro is arguably the most unusual device in Apple’s lineup in recent years. Moreover, he surprised not only and not so much with the appearance of the M1 processor, which is the basis of all new Macs, as with the amount of RAM. After all, whether 8 or 16 GB of RAM is a lot, even for a computer. What can we say about tablets, which from the software point of view are so limited that they simply cannot realize the full potential of such a volume of RAM. But Apple, as you’d expect, had a plan.
If you remember, the main complaint with Apple, which equipped the iPad Pro with 8GB to 16GB of RAM, depending on configuration, was that the tablets couldn’t use more than 5GB. That is, in the case of the older version, more than 2/3 of the entire RAM remained unused.
However, last week Apple told developers that it would allow applications to request privileged access to additional RAM. It can be any volume without an upper limit. The main thing is to justify why the application needs so much memory and why it cannot get by with less.
Why do you need RAM
It would seem, where is the logic? After all, the key advantage of iOS over Android has always been efficient resource allocation. It was thanks to him that iPhones with less RAM worked better than Android smartphones with more. But the fact is, many professional apps designed specifically for the iPad could better realize their potential if they could get access to additional RAM.
These can be photo editors like Photoshop or Procreate, or editing applications like Luma Fusion. They need RAM to work with layers and video streams that can be processed simultaneously. For example, now Procreate may have no more than 115 layers, but thanks to the additional gigabytes of RAM, their number will significantly increase.
But this is clearly not all. Despite the fact that Apple did not say this directly, it is believed that in one of the next updates, the iPad Pro will receive support for Final Cut Pro or Xcode. After all, if you look at it, then everything goes to this. Tablets have already received computer hardware, and software has been gradually becoming cross-platform since last year, so there is simply no reason not to believe the rumors.
Which iPad to buy
If Apple does bring professional software to the iPad, its audience could grow even more. The fact is that today the company’s branded tablets are more intended for people who work with graphics. But it would be imprudent to limit the potential of the M1 processor only to photo editors. Apple cannot fail to understand this, so we can safely wait for the expansion of the range of software compatible with the iPad Pro.
If you want to buy a tablet for future use, then there is nothing better than the iPad Pro 2021 today. Since its appearance on the market, the basic modification of the “tablet” has fallen in price by more than 15%. Moreover, in order to get an excellent device, it is absolutely not necessary to take a top-end model, because even the youngest has excellent specifications: 128 GB of internal memory, 8 GB of RAM and an M1 processor.
Despite the fact that Apple offers iPad Pro 2021 buyers to choose from two gradations of RAM, you cannot configure the tablets yourself. The amount of RAM depends on the amount of built-in memory. Therefore, you need to build on it. The iPad Pro, regardless of the screen size, with 128, 256 and 512 GB storage, has 8 GB of RAM, and the iPad Pro with 1 and 2 TB of storage – 16 GB of RAM, respectively.
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