It seems that the latest iPad Pro models are finally getting to their full potential, well, almost. The latest information suggests that the new iPadOS 15 software update would allow developers to use more RAM in their tablets, meaning apps could use more of the available memory in the M1-powered iPads to keep them still to do better and faster.
Apple announced its latest 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in April. They were expected to contain an Apple A14X chip, but surprisingly, we got something even better as the new iPads put the latest M1 chip under the hood. This chip has an 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, an 8-core GPU and a 16-core neural engine, making it 50 percent faster than the previous A12Z chip. The changes don’t stop there, however, as this was the first time Apple put 16GB of RAM in the models with 1TB of storage or more, while the models with less than 1TB of storage would have 8GB of RAM.
Yes, it all seems great, but sadly, we found that the new iPad Pro models weren’t giving us all the performance they had in them. This is because Apple prevented apps from getting the most out of the iPad Pro’s hardware as they can only use 5GB of RAM despite packing up to 16GB of RAM. However, the latest iPadOS 15 update, already available for download to beta testers, allows developers to use up to 12GB of RAM of the RAM available in their iPads.
“An increased memory limit is only available for some device models. Call the os_proc_available_memory function to determine the available memory. Higher memory usage can affect system performance. “
The final version of iPadOS 15 will be available to the general public on Monday, September 20th. Remember, however, that you can already download the latest version of software for your iPad Pro and iPhone by signing up for Apple’s developer program. It’s your decision.
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