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iPad 3 to feature quad-core processor, leaked snaps reveal

iPad 3 to feature quad-core processor, leaked snaps reveal

Predictions that Apple will opt for a high power chipset for the next iPad got something of a boost today, after images leaked online apparently indicating the tablet will rock a brawny quad-core processor.

Sourced by Boy Genius Report (BGR), snaps of iPad 3 diagnostic information feature a reference to a component dubbed 'DEVELOPMENTARMS5L8945X'.

ipad 3 quad core

Given that the current-gen iPad’s ARM A4 dual core processor’s designated model number is ‘S5L8930X’, BGR’s team of gumshoes have surmised that the iPad 3 will feature the company's quad-core A5 processor – doubling the brawn it’s got to handle graphics.

Equipping the tablet with a quad-core processor will mean the iPad 3 matches the next-generation of Android slates in the specs stakes.

Just as interestingly, its presence also adds an extra veneer of veracity to separate speculation that the iPad 3 will be home to a high density retina display. If only because upping the core count would ensure the slate has the necessary brawn to handle the improved screen.

Other specs and design features mooted to be on board the third-gen iPad include a thinner form factor, a better camera and, rather fancifully, 3D media playback.

Source:

Boy Genius Report

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