iPadOS 15 beta 2 allows apps to use more than 5GB RAM

The news: Apple is planning to allow apps to take better advantage of higher RAM capacities on iPadOS, as first spotted by MacRumors.

  • Developers can request a new entitlement from Apple to allow their apps to use larger portions of RAM on iOS and iPadOS 15 beta 2, which will be especially useful on the M1 iPad Pro models
  • Prior to yesterday’s beta release, apps were limited to 5GB RAM, even on iPads with 8-16GB RAM

Our take: This is…a step in the right direction? The fact that developers have to request access to more RAM is pretty wild, and I’m not sure why Apple needs to control this on iPadOS when RAM permissions have never been an issue on Mac. Still, this is an improvement over what we had before.