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Yep.
Indeed, I expected FaceTime HD camera.
Yes, dual-core. Is quad-core graphics, but may not be the same as the Vita.
Of course not, I wasn't meaning literally. I said it was possible and that I was leaning towards it, but I also said a dual-core was equally plausible.
How is the dual-core CPU a deal breaker? It's not. The benefits of a quad-core are only really in games, and a few select apps. What we'll be seeing in iPad 4 is a quad-core Cortex A15 though which will be great.
I'm absolutely thrilled at the release, retina display, better camera, quad-core graphics, same price point. So, go away now trolololo.

Hrm, I was reading through the engadget and verge forums, and a lot of people were saying that it's been confirmed to have a SGX543MP4+ graphics processor. Besides, there are 5 variants of the SGX543 :

Available in single to 16 core variants
SGX543
(single core) 35M polygon/s @200 MHz
(two cores) 68M polygon/s @200 MHz
(four cores) 133M polygon/s @200 MHz
(eight cores) 266M polygon/s @200 MHz
(sixteen cores) 532M polygon/s @200 MHz

There is only one quadcore one. Still though, because of the resolution I may have to pick one of these up...it could easily replace my laptop at this point.
Edited by consume - 3/7/12 at 12:15pm
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Still dual core though?
Yep.
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Front camera is still VGA I'm assuming. Didn't find much about that one either.
I'm just confused on why they brought back iSight for the rear camera. iSight was the name given to the camera in all of the pre-2011 machines.
Indeed, I expected FaceTime HD camera.
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From what i've seen yeah, it's still dualcore and uses the same graphics chip as the vita.
Yes, dual-core. Is quad-core graphics, but may not be the same as the Vita.
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So Steelbom, did you cry a little when it wasn't the quad core you were telling everyone you expected this iPad3 to have in other threads? So now that it comes with a not-so-revolutionary dual core...you're going against yourself and just have to keep with your Apple pride and act satisfied with this "upgrade" when all it is is another iPad2 with better res. The quad core GPU might be good for those expecting to do AutoCAD or Photoshop on it but otherwise seems like they should've gone and flip-flopped those two chips or gone quad core CPU/GPU...I don't see why Windows can't keep up with this crap now.
Of course not, I wasn't meaning literally. And I said it was possible and that I was leaning towards it (a quad-core), but I also said a dual-core was equally plausible.

How is the dual-core CPU a deal breaker? It's not. The benefits of a quad-core are only really in games, and a few select apps. What we'll be seeing in iPad 4 is a quad-core Cortex A15 though which will be great.

I'm absolutely thrilled at the release, retina display, better camera, quad-core graphics, same price point. So, go away now trolololo.

I'll buy my 500$ something good in Scottrade and will wait for a while for the next IPAD.... hoping it will be a quad-core processor.
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Hoping they release an accessory similar to the dock for transformer prime....

Are there anything similar on the market today?
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Hrm, I was reading through the engadget and verge forums, and a lot of people were saying that it's been confirmed to have a SGX543MP4+ graphics processor. Besides, there are 5 variants of the SGX543 :
Available in single to 16 core variants
SGX543
(single core) 35M polygon/s @200 MHz
(two cores) 68M polygon/s @200 MHz
(four cores) 133M polygon/s @200 MHz
(eight cores) 266M polygon/s @200 MHz
(sixteen cores) 532M polygon/s @200 MHz
There is only one quadcore one. Still though, because of the resolution I may have to pick one of these up...it could easily replace my laptop at this point.
They aren't different variants, they're the same processor. You can use them in any quantity up to 16 cores, i.e, 7, 9, 3, etc., there's no confirmation that it's the SGX543 though, it could be the SGX554.
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I'll buy my 500$ something good in Scottrade and will wait for a while for the next IPAD.... hoping it will be a quad-core processor.
It'll be a quad-core Cortex A15 processor for sure.
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Hoping they release an accessory similar to the dock for transformer prime....
Are there anything similar on the market today?
Yes and no, they've got net-book like cases, but not one with a battery -- at least that I know of.
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Removing 2x AA (or just halving existing AA) wont double FPS. You'll free up some space in mem, but thats about it.
Using AA is pointless at that DPI though, so it is a bonus for them.
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The reason with "The new iPad" is because they're dropping the numbers off of their product lines. Will more than likely see "The new iPhone" this fall instead of iPhone 5/6.
Still something I don't see myself getting but the AppleTV, I'm for sure getting that here shortly!
Also just having the ability to redownload all of my movies in 1080p HD will be very nice. I don't have many, but some of them I'm glad I don't have to repurchase just to get an HD version. Nope, just allows download of whatever quality you purchased. Still don't know what ones are the 1080p versions yet.

Oh goody that will make re-selling fun...

Sometime in 2014...
Guy1: "Will you buy my iPad?"
Guy2: "Which one is it?"

Guy1: "The new iPad"
Guy2: "If it's new and just came out, why are you selling it?"

Guy1: "Who said anything about it being new? It's two years old."
Guy2: "You just said it was new..."

Guy1: "No I didn't, I didn't say anything about its age."
Guy2: "Liar, you just said it was the new iPad."

Guy1: "Yes, it is The new iPad."
Guy2: "But you just said it wasn't new"

Guy1: "It's not! God you're an idiot! Screw this!"


Two days later
Guy1: "Will you buy my iPad?"
Guy3: "Which one is it, the iPad 2?"

Guy1: "No it's The new iPad"
Guy3: "Oh the iPad 5?"

Guy1: "No, the new iPad"
Guy3: "That is the new iPad"

Guy1: "No, that's the iPad 5, I'm talking about The new iPad"
Guy3: "They're the same thing!"

Guy1: "No, the iPad 5 isn't two years old"
Guy3: "Wait I thought you said yours was the new iPad"

Guy1: "It is."
Guy3: "But you just said it was two years old"

Guy1: "It is."
Guy3: "What?"

Guy1: "Nevermind..."
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I wonder if the comparison deals with speeds relating to the network since LTE is not compatible with Tegra 3 (on a side note: Is this only for AT&T or for Verizon as well?).
No, when talking about the graphics he said it's twice as fast. And there was a four times the performance in there somewhere, but I'm not sure how that works. The SGX543MP2 is far above the Tegra 3 in texturing, and about 20% in shaders, so two of them is pretty much double. Wondering if they used the SGX554 which has an 8/2 core config, unlike the SGX543 which is 4/2.
Does the new A5 have a power saving core like the Tegra 3? It just confuses me that they advertise against a chipset that is basically nonexistent as of yet. Such advertising is only for enthusiasts, which are generally not who Apple goes after.
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Apple has boosted over the air downloads on cellular networks to 50MB from 20MB. And, NetFlix is now offering 1080p streaming, and can be billed directly to your iTunes account.
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Does the new A5 have a power saving core like the Tegra 3? It just confuses me that they advertise against a chipset that is basically nonexistent as of yet. Such advertising is only for enthusiasts, which are generally not who Apple goes after.
No, it doesn't. The Tegra 3 is in the Prime, and coming to more devices soon.

Apple's become a bit more of a spec warrior lately. The SGX543MP2 was a real power house, and the most powerful in any mobile device, smartphone or otherwise, until now. Quad-core graphics are impressive.
Edited by steelbom - 3/7/12 at 12:22pm
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My question for everyone: who will use a quad-core portable device to the maximum potential it offers? What do you use that a dual-core processor cannot handle?

My own answer: Nothing. I have used an iPad 2 several times and it's very snappy. Same thing with a Transformer Prime, hardly noticed any difference between that and the iPad in terms of speed, from a user standpoint. Benchmarks may show something different, but that's a benchmark, uses the hardware to its maximum.
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Just think in the next month or so there will be quad core android phones with more power then this!!
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Looks fantastic! I'm considering buying this if any tablet that is released within the next few months until June does not beat the iPad 3.
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