A lot of people got excited about the iPad Air and you really can’t blame them. The iPad Air, after all, packs and A7 processing chip. The A7 processing chip is a sixty four bit chip. Technically speaking, you can run awesome applications and interestingly enough, real games with the A7. Sixty four bit processing is the standard for high powered games and as it stands right now, a lot of people are saying that the sixty four bit chip for the iPad Air is a little bit of an overkill.
You don’t really need that much processing power for a mobile device if you’re going to use it for typical mobile device applications. This is where the real significance of the iPad Air is. By packing on the A7 and matching with the retina display, we are looking at a possibly awesome game platform. That’s right! The iPad can actually use to play real games that you would play on a desktop— beefy games. These are games that take a lot of processing power and memory. This is where the bottleneck is. If Apple would only reveal that the iPad Air has 8GB or RAM, then the iPad is no longer a tablet but an awesome mobile gaming device. Lets hope that this would be the case because if that’s the case, it really blows all sorts of possibilities wide open for gamers and game app developers for the iPad Air.
The real upside to the iPad Air as it stands right now without information regarding its RAM is that it can open applications much faster as well as process graphics and other things much faster. While these are great, at the end of the day, those are still not enough to justify spending four hundred ninety nine dollars on a piece of metal and glass. It’s still up in the air how powerful the iPad Air would be for gaming. If Apple only packs enough memory on this thing, it can gain a massive competitive advantage against Samsung. Let’s hope they don’t drop the ball.