Apple iPad Pro 10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch 2017 Models Come With 4GB of RAM


Apple launched its new iPad Pro tablets with 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch display at WWDC 2017 a week ago. Presently, it has been uncovered that both new tablets from the organization pack 4GB of RAM. Notably, both 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants of the new iPad Pro were seen performing similarly in the benchmark tests also. Geekbench listings of the Apple iPad Pro (10.5inch) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2017 has uncovered that both new tablets come with 4GB of RAM. While the 12.9-inch model of the original iPad Pro additionally included 4GB of RAM, the smaller-sized 9.7-inch variant came with 2GB of RAM. Presently, Apple appears to have introduced more memory to the smaller 10.5-inch iPad Pro model also.

As far as benchmark scores, both new 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch models performed almost equally, with the 10.5-inch model narrowly edging out the larger variant on Geekbench 4 in both single-core and multi-core tests with their A10X Fusion processor

Separately, iFixit also affirmed in its teardown of the 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro that the tablet indeed comes with 4GB of RAM. In its teardown, iFixit found that Apple has used the same internal design as the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro on the new 10.5-inch variant of the tablet. Regarding the placement of the display cables in the middle of the gadget, iFixit stated, “We’ve seen this arrangement in an iPad just once before [in the original 12.9-inch model], and it shows up Apple finally managed to unify the Pro line around this somewhat more symmetrical design.”

Further, the teardown uncovered that in order to achieve the unprecedented refresh rate of 120Hz, Apple needed to join four connecting cables to the display, compared with two cables on the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro. In its teardown, iFixit additionally found that fused front panel increases the cost of screen repair and that there is a risk of damaging the LCD when opening. Considering these factors, unsurprisingly for a gadget by Apple, iFixit gave the 10.5-inch variant of the Apple iPad Pro a reparability rating of only 2 out of 10.