The iPhone 6s has been a quantum leap in the browsing experience with Safari, compared to the iPhone of previous generations . And this is attributed not only to its more powerful A9 processor, but also to the addition of an extra 1GB of RAM over iPhone 6, for a total of 2GB.
With the iPad Pro, it’s similar to the iPad Air, where the amount of RAM has doubled between devices. So we’ve gone from a maximum of 2GB on an Apple tablet to 4GB of RAM on the new iPad Pro, which in turn doubles the capacity of the iPhone 6s. With this, the iPad Pro ranks as the iOS device with the most RAM to date .
The results were to be expected; if we put the iPad Pro face to face against the iPad Air 2, the Pro performs much better at keeping pages loaded in memory. So if we’re browsing and have multiple tabs open, we won’t have to wait for the ones we haven’t opened in a while to reload , because now they’ll be loaded into the cache, ready to be displayed instantly.
In the video above you can clearly see that flipping through tabs is a delight on the iPad Pro , while on the iPad Air 2 it’s a bit complicated, as pages have to be loaded over and over again. The images speak for themselves.
This does not mean that the iPad Air 2 is no longer a good device, simply that having 4 GB of RAM allows us to open dozens of pages without filling the memory of the iPad . Probably few people have so many tabs open on their devices, so we don’t think this is something particularly worrying for anyone.