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The next gen iPad should ship with at least 1GB of ram, there is plenty of space in the case and ram is dirt cheap.

Keep in mind that space and price are not the only constraints when it comes to RAM. Quadrupling the RAM amounts will also quadruple the power requirements for RAM and will directly impact battery life, which is one of the iPad's greatest features.

Does RAM actually take that much power? I'm curious because when battery life for mobile devices is discussed, usually back-lighting and CPU are the only thing anyone talks about.

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