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[MacRumors] Evidence of Quad-Core Chips Shows Up in iOS 5.1 Betas

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9to5Mac reports that evidence of support for quad-core processors has shown up in beta versions of iOS 5.1, lending support to claims that Apple's forthcoming A6 chips will see a doubling in the number of processing cores.
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The references to quad-core iPhone and iPad chips come by way of a hidden panel that describes cores that are supported by iOS device hardware. The updated core management software includes an option of “/cores/core.3,” and this represents a fourth available processing core…
The report notes that single-core processors such as the A4 found in the iPhone 4 and original iPad fall under a "cores/core.0" designation, while dual-core processors such as the A5 in the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are covered by a "/cores/core.1" designation. The "/cores/core.3" reference thus suggests compatibility with a quad-core chip.
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That's good to know. I thought Apple might go with a faster clocked dual core but I guess not.
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Google better have something up it's sleeve,
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post #3 of 17
I already thought it was common knowledge that the A6 was going to be a quad core, I'm sure I read an article somewhere about it.
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post #4 of 17
Ooh, this is good. Hopefully it pushes Android manufacturers to the next level! Nothing beats a good competitive market!
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Why does an iPhone need a quad core?
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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post

Why does an iPhone need a quad core?
It doesn't.
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Originally Posted by Crazy_Clocker View Post

Google better have something up it's sleeve,

Bulldozer for Android? /troll.jpg

Haha, I'm sure Tegra 3 and ICS is satisfying enough for now. biggrin.gif
   
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Why does an iPhone need a quad core?

Next thing you know they come with 1080p resolution and a magnifying glass. rolleyes.gif
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Next thing you know they come with 1080p resolution and a magnifying glass. rolleyes.gif

In the shape of an Apple biggrin.gif
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Google better have something up it's sleeve,

Google is preparing to compete with Kindle Fire, not the iPad.


Anyway, obvious news is obvious.
 
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