Leaked photos allegedly of Apple’s iPad 3 show that the tablet will have 1GB of RAM, double the amount of the iPad 2. A hacker and iPhone jailbreaker known as “Chronic” estimated the 1GB, based on leaked iPad 3 debug photos from last month.
The photo shows a line of code reading “vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages and 8396 wired pages.” By multiplying the number of free pages by the size of a page (4,096 bytes), Chronic calculated that the device will have 1GB of RAM. The iPad 2 and iPhone 4 both had 512MB of RAM.
Chronic also reported on Tuesday that that the golden master build of iOS 5.1 has passed Apple’s internal quality assurance testing, and is scheduled to arrive soon.
In related news, there has been speculation that Apple’s new iPad will drop the number system, and be called iPad HD. Apple’s new iPad launces today at 1 PM EST.