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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.
But, with more power we'll see more powerful games.
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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.
That's not quite true of late. The iPhone 4S packs the most powerful GPU in a smartphone right now, and the iPad 2 the most powerful GPU in a slate. And now, they're coming out with a retina display for the iPad 3. They generally leave cellularly technology alone until it's small enough and is power efficient enough, which seems to be... now for LTE.
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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.
It would allow for more powerful games. I'm really thinking of a dual-core Cortex A15, as that would give us a tremendous amount of improvement at the same clock speed, yet alone any higher.
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It would allow for more powerful games. I'm really thinking of a dual-core Cortex A15, as that would give us a tremendous amount of improvement at the same clock speed, yet alone any higher.

Not really, if games aren't currently limited by the CPU, then a more powerful CPU isn't going to change anything. The only reason I can see for a CPU upgrade is if it was more efficient, which could allow for better battery life, or a smaller/lighter heatsink.
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Come on, its so obvious. They need the powerful cpu so they can keep telling them selves that the Ipad/pod/phone is better then the competitors. That's about it.
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Wow, disappointing. I was expecting quad-core. I really hope it has enough muscle to power that retina display.
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There are only a few apps that even use dual core on an iPad...
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Wow, disappointing. I was expecting quad-core. I really hope it has enough muscle to power that retina display.

The GPU was upgraded, so it should.
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Not really, if games aren't currently limited by the CPU, then a more powerful CPU isn't going to change anything. The only reason I can see for a CPU upgrade is if it was more efficient, which could allow for better battery life, or a smaller/lighter heatsink.
That doesn't mean that there aren't improvements that could be made if we had a more powerful processor though. We won't ever have games that are limited by the processor because they're all designed around the hardware we have. Look at GlowBall on Android for example, they leverage the quad-core processor in the Tegra 3 for physics, dynamic lighting, simulated cloth, etc.

Those things can all be done on the GPU as far as I know, which is preferable I think, but I'm not sure how taxing those things would be on the current SGX543MP2, it's already only running at 35 FPS with Infinity Blade 2.

That aside, with a dual-core Cortex A15 we'd see improvements OS-wide and app-wide, faster loading times, faster web page loading, etc.
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Wow, disappointing. I was expecting quad-core. I really hope it has enough muscle to power that retina display.
The processor doesn't really have much to do with the retina display, if anything. It's really just the GPU that will have to be able to keep up.
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Even if it is a dual core, it will still probably be faster in benchmarks and feel faster than an Android tablet. And I say this every time but I would prefer to be using an Android tablet however I just don't feel they are as good in terms of gaming apps because that probably what I use my iPad 2 (sold now) 50% of the time.

A lot of people thought it was a big deal when the iPad 2 only has 512MB of ram, it didn't seem to have much of an effect on the performance of it though.

I'll probably be getting the iPad 3 then waiting anxiously until it is jailbroken..
    
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That doesn't mean that there aren't improvements that could be made if we had a more powerful processor though. We won't ever have games that are limited by the processor because they're all designed around the hardware we have. Look at GlowBall on Android for example, they leverage the quad-core processor in the Tegra 3 for physics, dynamic lighting, simulated cloth, etc.
Those things can all be done on the GPU as far as I know, which is preferable I think, but I'm not sure how taxing those things would be on the current SGX543MP2, it's already only running at 35 FPS with Infinity Blade 2.
That aside, with a dual-core Cortex A15 we'd see improvements OS-wide and app-wide, faster loading times, faster web page loading, etc.
The processor doesn't really have much to do with the retina display, if anything. It's really just the GPU that will have to be able to keep up.

The way you keep using "we" and "us", I really hope you're a major stockholder in Apple. If you're not, well, you're just creeping me out. The...mind control thing. Ahem.
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