When it comes to its lineup of mobile products, Apple tends to shy away from releasing technical details such as processor speed and RAM. With iPhone rivals seemingly competing on hardware these days, Apple naturally doesn’t want folks to think of the iPhone in terms of nerd specs, but as a useful device that transcends GHz and megapixels.
That being said, you can only keep info away from prying minds of geeks for so long. MacRumors reported earlier this afternoon that the iPhone 4 will come with 512MB of RAM. The original iPhone and the iPhone 3G came with 128MB of RAM while the iPhone 3GS and the iPad both sport 256MB of RAM.
The 512MB figure, however, does agree with a Digitimes report from May 17th that confirmed a 960×640 screen resolution, thinner display, and indeed 512MB of RAM. We had heard that Apple confirmed this 512MB figure during one of the WWDC sessions last week, and have now verified this. The session it was revealed in is now available (Session 147, Advanced Performance Optimization on iPhone OS, pt 2) for registered Apple developers.