It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.- Steve Jobs
In March 2011, Steve Jobs at the iPad 2 event explained how technology just isn’t enough to create a quality product. It is a combination of hardware + software that makes a great product, and that held true for the iPad 2. Once again, it has held true for the iPhone 4S. While Android phones have 1GB or more of RAM to power the OS, the iPhone 4S just has 512MB RAM to power the world’s best OS and its features. The iPhone 4S features the new A5 processor, a redesigned antenna, an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video, and supports AirPlay mirroring. For a phone that only has 512MB RAM and is still able to power so much is mind blowing.
Donald Mustard, creative director for Epic Games, recently said in an interview detailing Infinity Blade 2 that the iPhone 4S will offer just 512 MB of RAM.
“I’m still shocked that, with the iPhone 4S, I’m literally running around with a 1080p video camera in my pocket, with an eight megapixel camera, 64GB of hard drive space and an A5 chip with 512MB of memory. This is a really powerful computer, right?”
With the move to Apple’s A5 chip and dual-core graphics, the iPhone 4S’s is now largely mirroring that of the iPad 2 and Apple’s philosophy, which also contains 512MB of RAM.
The iPhone 4S will launch this Friday, October 14th in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
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