A difficult question has been put forth in regards to Apple’s recently released iPad (you may have heard about it):
Doing a little coding, we’ve discovered that iPad apps only have access to 256MB of RAM and the processor thinks it is a single core (probably ARM Cortex A8) processor.
So how does Apple get applications to run so fast? Thanks Thomas!
Considering the device can only run one third party application at a time I’d say you have your answer. If developers have gotten so bad that they can’t get their small application aimed at mobile devices to run on an single core processor with 256MB or RAM then they have failed as a developer. Seriously my old Palm PDA opened and ran applications instantly and it has a paltry 16 Mhz processor and 512KB of RAM which was split between storage and application use.