AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is planning to make 512mb of RAM the standard on all new computers, beginning at about mid-year:
By mid-year, Apple is likely to include a minimum of 512MB of RAM in each of the Macs it sells, double the amount of standard memory shipping in most of today’s models.
Sources say Apple intends to complete the move by mid-year, around the same time it begins shipping its next-generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger.”
Although Tiger will not require 512MB of RAM, insiders say the boost in memory spec will assure consumers a smoother experience running both Tiger and Apple’s iLife ’05 digital lifestyle software suite. They added that the upgrade is “much needed.”
My take on it? It’s about time Apple make 512 the standard. I’m still surprised the standard Mac-Mini shipped with only 256.