Doubts that the Apple iPad 3 will have quad-core chip

Doubts that the Apple iPad 3 will have quad-core chipSo it looks like the Apple iPad 3 will have a much improved display. Although not confirmed (these things never are until Cupertino deigns to inform us), that's the widely held view. But hang fire if you're hoping for a steroid-fuelled quad-core processor because a report just out claims that's unlikely.

As for its authenticity or, indeed, credibility, we're not sure. It was published on The Verge but lacks a source. So whilst it could have come from an insider at Infinite Loop (unlikely), there's just as much chance that it came from the blind man with the guide dog who lives at number 6 (easily likely).

Anyway, we'll indulge it a little and give you a heads up of the gist which claims that the GPU will be ramped up to power this claimed 9.7-inch Retina display, despite being the same dual-core jobbie provided in the iPad 2. Meanwhile, the physical device will look almost identical to what is currently on the market, albeit with a whole millimetre shaved off the size.

One reason this could all be a load of baloney is that it contradicts the findings of developers who noticed the BETA of iOS 5.1 was fired to run on a quad-core device. Incidentally, Samsung is making the A6 chipset - meaning that the two companies remain in and out of the courtroom in one sense, yet still happy to work with each other in another.

Anyway, not long to wait now - the iPad 3 is expected to hit in the next few weeks. Prepare for queues and a flurry of iPad 2s being shoved on eBay!

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Stelph  Feb. 9, 2012 at 16:11

Yeah I dont think this will have a quad core, although they have "borrow" the Tegra3 idea of having an additional core thats low power to help improve battery life even further. Aside from that my crystal ball is telling me:

"Retina" Display
1GB DDR Ram
Bluetooth Low Power 4.0
Siri
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Thats it people, no more to see, move along.....

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 9, 2012 at 17:11

A memo summarizing the investigation reveals how “Several individuals commented concerning past drug use on the part of Mr. xxxx.” Others characterized xxxxx as "a deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest."

the FBI

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 9, 2012 at 17:11

sorry, I couldn't. Resist. :p

dcx_badass  Feb. 9, 2012 at 17:23

iPad 2S basically the same but makes Apple bitches pass out in pleasure.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 9, 2012 at 17:31

By "bitches" you better mean ==>>

http://www.moonbattery.com/bitch.jpg

jmarcelino  Feb. 9, 2012 at 19:22

Haha a retina display and desktop class GPU is really "basically the same".

The expectations of some people never cease to amaze me.

Rubisco  Feb. 10, 2012 at 12:01

A memo summarizing the investigation reveals how “Several individuals commented concerning past drug use on the part of Mr. xxxx.” Others characterized xxxxx as "a deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest."

the FBI
There was a bomb threat against Apple? You mean they tried to blow Jobs?

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