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Along with an ultra-high resolution Retina Display, quad-core graphics, and LTE, Apple’s new iPad may also feature a major memory upgrade of 1 gigabyte of RAM, sources tell the Verge.

Apple has actively avoided playing too much of a specification battle with its iOS devices, choosing instead to focus on upgrades that consumers will see more immediately. But the RAM upgrade makes sense when you consider the new iPad’s 2048 by 1536 Retina Display — a resolution that will require lots of additional memory to handle games and complex apps.

If true, the news means the new iPad has double the memory of the iPad 2’s 512MB of RAM and four times more memory than the original iPad’s 256MB RAM. Coupled with the new iPad’s A5X processor, which adds quad-core graphics (and we assume a slightly faster CPU), and it seems like Apple’s tablet won’t have any trouble chewing on 1080p video or graphics-rich games.

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