iPhone 6 buyers were slightly disappointed to learn that Apple’s newest smartphones only come with 1GB of RAM, but according to the Chinese site GeekBar, Apple is planning to beef up performance on the iPad Air by packing 2GB of RAM onto the new tablet.
The third-party Apple repair site posted a photo on Weibo of what it claims are the new 2GB RAM chips made by Japanese manufacturer, Elpida. Take a look at the chips below :
Previous rumors last month claimed the iPad Air would get a RAM upgrade, but until now there hasn’t been any hardware leaks to back it up. We can’t verify whether the chips are genuine iPad parts, but Geekbar had a solid track record of iPhone leaks leading up to last month’s announcement. They correctly leaked the new barometer sensor, and NFC chip.
Other iPad Air upgrades are expected to include a slightly thinner design with recessed volume buttons, 8MP camera, A8 processor, FaceTime HD camera, anti-reflective coating, Touch ID and Apple Pay. The new iPad lineup will be announced at a press event on October 16th, at Apple’s campus in Cupertino.