How much RAM do these iPods ship with?

The iPhone 4 has 512MB, and older iPod Touch 3rd Gen have 256MB (same as the iPad).

Do the new iPod Touch have 512MB as the iPhone 4 (what I would expect) or 256MB?

  • I'd expect 512MB too, otherwise the retina display will eat it all. Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 22:20
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    @rjstelling The iPad has a higher resolution but only has 256MB memory Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 23:18
  • Wikipedia says 512MB but also [citation needed] xD who knows?
    – Vervious
    Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 0:53
  • @Kyle - Does iPad really only have 256mb? I thought it has 512
    – Moshe
    Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 13:50
  • @Moshe Nope, just 256. Look under the "memory" section of the Wikipedia entry. Commented Sep 3, 2010 at 14:25

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According to iFixit, the 4th gen iPod Touch has 256MB, not 512MB like the iPhone 4.:

Breaking news: the iPod Touch has only 256 MB RAM, same Samsung part markings as iPad.

  • Just saw this myself... sad to hear. I still wonder if the memory is the same for the three versions, but that seems to be the case.
    – pgb
    Commented Sep 8, 2010 at 20:34

In a tear down Apple Insider found the 4th Gen iPod touch has 256mb


256 MB. [iFixit]

  • Wikipedia now says 256MB, and doesn't include the [citation needed]. Maybe someone there confirmed it.
    – pgb
    Commented Sep 8, 2010 at 11:56

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