Apple iPad 3 to Sport A6 Processor; Developer Sheds Light On Upcoming Device

October 8, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A developer has suggested that the next-generation iPad could be packing Apple’s new dual-core A6 processor, or an altered model of that chip.

The developer is said to have also spotted signs of yet another device. The device, while considering the name, can be presumed to be an iPad and it will be most probably having the new ARMv7s architecture used within the A6 SoC that Apple has just showcased while revealing their iPhone 5.

At this point of time, it’s pretty early to tell if the next generation of iPad will indeed be running an A6 (or modified version), but given the manner in which the dual-core A5 was pumped up to A5X (offering quad-core graphics to the third-generation iPad), these analytical findings are not beyond the realms of possibility.

The current batch of 3rd generation iPad models is labeled as iPad3.1, iPad3.2, and iPad3.3 and so the naming suggests that this particular model has been cut from the same product line.

However, even though all are expecting a minor-tweaked third-gen iPad to surface with a couple of modifications next month it doesn’t seem likely that Apple would notch up the processor at this point.

Apple is expected to roll out a cheaper iPad “Mini” at some point within the next month but all are pretty sure that this is not it.

Logs have already indicated “iPad2.5” and “iPad2.6” and it probably indicates that these are 3G and Wi-Fi editions of the upcoming 7.85-inch slab.

Will all these devices over crowd the tech market? We have to wait for the results to be out.

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