In less than 24 hours, Apple is set to announce its iPad 3 on-stage at an event in San Francisco, California. However, a few tidbits are still trickling in regarding Apple’s latest tablet.

Chronic Wire is out with another report this evening, saying that the iPad 3 will feature 1GB of RAM, according to some simple math…

In February, BGR posted exclusive photos of debug output from an iPad 3 development unit. The last line of the output said:

vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages and 8396 wired pages

From there, Chronic Wire did some simple math to determine that the iPad 3 will feature 1GB of RAM:

244,276 (pages) x 4,000 bytes (size of a page) = 977,104,000 bytes = 977MB

Apple’s iPad 2 features 512MB of RAM, so an increase to 1GB is definitely welcomed. The iPad 3 is rumored to include an upgraded dual-core A5X processor that should make for a very speedy device. Many were hoping for a quad-core A6 processor, however, it appears we might have to wait for the iPhone 5 for such technology.

Tim Cook is expected to be on-stage tomorrow to announce the iPad 3 (or iPad HD), along with a third-generation Apple TV. The long-awaited iPad 3 is rumored to have an A5X dual-core processor, upgraded cameras, Retina display, Siri support, LTE, and a larger battery.

We’ll be bringing you the latest out of Apple’s event tomorrow. We’ve already given you our predictions, but of course, what are yours?

  • Michael Mcgriff

    Will there be live feed on line ?

  • bring me a 128gb harddisk and jailbroken and im sold

  • But will it blend?

  • holy sweet jesus of mary jane. dats a sheet load of ram o_o

  • Anonymous

    To be honest I thought this was a given. I assumed there was simply no way to push 2048×1536 pixels without at least 1GB ram onboard. Unless of course the graphics card has its own dedicated 512MB or higher of ram, which is in use for 2D and 3D rendering. Perhaps its a combo of both. Perhaps I have NFI and should just shutup? 🙂

    Anyway its good to see that 1GB is now confirmed.

    I’m looking forward to Apple’s unveiling of course, but thanks to all the leaks and rumours I’ve read about at iDB over the last few months, I don’t think they’ll be many (if any) surprises left to reveal 😉

  • I imagine the iPhone 5 having that kind of ram. I think it will be super faster than the ipad 3.

  • Anonymous

    anyone going to buy the iPad 3 i know i will!
    can’t wait 🙂 !!!

  • Anonymous

    i was hoping more like 2gb as huawei tablet, but maybe 1gb is enough. We will see.

  • There must be a quad core A6 on iPad 3 so that there could be a quad core A6 on iPhone 5

  • Anonymous

    This math is wrong and this fixed is 244,276 x 4096 😉