iPad 3 Is Going To Be With A6 Quad Core Processor?
There are rumours that Apple is gonna launch an iPad 3 that will have a A6 quad core processor to be able to stay at a competitive advantage along with its opponents, that are trying to adopt quad-core technologies by themselves.
First the rumors started on article on the Microprocessor Report, a magazine based on microprocessors and soon after examined by Tiernan Ray on Barron’s. That article tells rumors that Apple, that produces its processor chips in house for the iOS devices, is likely to creating its next generation A6 processor, most probably the A6 chip (considering that the present one is generally known as Apple A5 processor).
Another big point Gwennap tends to make is that the roadmap for Apple A4 chip can become a lot more complicated. It’s safe to think Apple is likely to make the next processor, most probably the A6 processor, like a quad core part, sometime the coming year, to be able to compete with quad core chips from Nvidia and others.
Just a couple years ago four cores was unimaginable in the mobile market, and now it is definitely ground breaking. This kind of progression would make a little hand held just like the iTablet primarily as effective as desktop computers are nowadays.
As the A6 chip will probably find its way into the following iPad, the article warnings that it possibly won’t be the event along with the 2012 iPhone, maybe the iPhone 5, since a really powerful processor would risk getting too hot inside the smaller gadget case. As an alternative, the next iPhone would operate the A5 chip, probably an improved version of it, right up until Apple produces a far more powerful quad core chip:
That chip is going to be too hot and too big to operate in an iPhone, he surmises. That may mean Apple has to work with a different chip for the 2012 version of the gadget, maybe a shrink of the A5 chip.
The rivals of Apple want to further their own game with improved and much faster chips. Not too long ago, NVIDIA released Kal-El, a quad-core cell processor perfect for displaying extremely realistic graphics. The moment it will be available, it is expected to be all over Android tablets.
At the same time, iPad 2 sales continue to be strong, with 4.69 million units sold previous quarter. As a whole, the company purchased 90 million iOS gadgets this past year and is expected to sell around 146 million this current year. Next Apple’s traditional launch schedule, a next-gen iDevice isn’t likely to appear prior to the first quarter of the coming year.
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