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The Verge reports that Apple's iPad 3 launch tomorrow will see the inclusion of the A5X system-on-a-chip that first surfaced in a photo leak several weeks ago. According to the report, the A5X contains a dual-core application processor as found in the A5, but includes improved graphics capabilities and more RAM than found in the A5.

In line with expectations, The Verge claims that Apple will also be introducing an updated Apple TV tomorrow, packing 1080p video capabilities to be paired with AirPlay streaming and mirroring functionality in the iPad 3 and OS X Mountain Lion.
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I will cry a little if it's only a dual-core Cortex A9. Come on Apple, it's got to be at least a quad-core A9 or dual-core A15. On the other hand, I'm hoping the Apple TV 3 will run AirPlay more smoothly.
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I thought it was the "Ipad HD"...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1225112/cnet-next-ipad-will-be-the-ipad-hd-not-the-ipad-3
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I thought it was the "Ipad HD"...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1225112/cnet-next-ipad-will-be-the-ipad-hd-not-the-ipad-3
That's very unlikely. But, sadly, perhaps it is true. Apple may want to market the fact that it can actually play 1080p video on screen.
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The Verge reports that Apple's iPad 3 launch tomorrow will see the inclusion of the A5X system-on-a-chip that first surfaced in a photo leak several weeks ago. According to the report, the A5X contains a dual-core application processor as found in the A5, but includes improved graphics capabilities and more RAM than found in the A5.
In line with expectations, The Verge claims that Apple will also be introducing an updated Apple TV tomorrow, packing 1080p video capabilities to be paired with AirPlay streaming and mirroring functionality in the iPad 3 and OS X Mountain Lion.
Source
I will cry a little if it's only a dual-core Cortex A9. Come on Apple, it's got to be at least a quad-core A9 or dual-core A15. On the other hand, I'm hoping the Apple TV 3 will run AirPlay more smoothly.

I understand the need to keep up with Android but iPad does not need the power. Even a A9 Dual @ 1.5Ghz is more then enough.
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post #5 of 51
If it is Quad core, has a retina display, and 4G ill buy one, other wise ill wait for Apple to catch up.
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Only a dual core dang

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Apple will always be behind the curve. Take for example the original iPhone. 3g was alive and well, and Apple decided to go with 2g technology. Take the iPhone 4s, LTE was alive and well and Apple chose 3g. Apple products will always behind, yet millions of people will still continue to buy Apple products.
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The Verge reports that Apple's iPad 3 launch tomorrow will see the inclusion of the A5X system-on-a-chip that first surfaced in a photo leak several weeks ago. According to the report, the A5X contains a dual-core application processor as found in the A5, but includes improved graphics capabilities and more RAM than found in the A5.
In line with expectations, The Verge claims that Apple will also be introducing an updated Apple TV tomorrow, packing 1080p video capabilities to be paired with AirPlay streaming and mirroring functionality in the iPad 3 and OS X Mountain Lion.
Source
I will cry a little if it's only a dual-core Cortex A9. Come on Apple, it's got to be at least a quad-core A9 or dual-core A15. On the other hand, I'm hoping the Apple TV 3 will run AirPlay more smoothly.

What does it matter? If the iPad 2 wasn't close to being CPU-bound then there was no need for a more powerful CPU.
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Why does everyone keep talking about the iPad only being a dual core? You hate on AMD when they want "MORE CORES" but you tell Apple to add more cores?

C'mon OCN, you can do better.
 
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post #10 of 51
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Why does everyone keep talking about the iPad only being a dual core? You hate on AMD when they want "MORE CORES" but you tell Apple to add more cores?
C'mon OCN, you can do better.

Non sense, this is OCN! Moar is always better. You know... for the epeen thumb.gif
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