Even with 16GB of RAM on iPad Pros 2021, Apple limits app developers to 5GB of memory
The M1 chipset is the most powerful chip from Apple. It recently came inside the ipads pros.Last month, TSMC reportedly started mass production of the M2 chip.
But here’s the thing: Apple has limited developers writing apps for iPadOS to 5GB of memory even though the iPad Pro (2021) has the capability to offer more RAM .
If you dont know, The 128GB, 256GB and 512GB versions of the iPad Pro has 8GB of RAM while the 1TB and 2TB variants are equipped with 16GB of RAM. In short, Apple is restricting developers to take advantage of the additional memory available.
ArtStudio App developer noted that "There is a big problem with M1 iPad Pro. After making stress test and other tests on new M1 iPad Pro with 16GB of RAM, it turned out that app can use ONLY 5GB of RAM! If we allocate more, app crashes. It is only 0.5GB more than in old iPads with 6GB of RAM! I suppose it isn't better on iPad with 8GB."
So we will have to wait till WWDC 2021 which isn’t far away either to get to know what Apple is planning to do with the iPad Pro lineup and iPadOS in general .. now i have recently made an alarm episode on that. Check it out.