A5X Processor In iPad 3?
We told you earlier that Apple had neither announced the official name for the next generation iPad, nor a release date. However, fans named it iPad 3.
When the rumors of an advanced processor to come with iPad 3 started flaying, Apple fanboys eagerly named it as A6 processor.
Now it is time to be proved wrong as it seems that the advanced processor will be called as A5X instead of A6.
This assumption is being made on the basis of Apple’s recent history. The iPhone 4 has the A4 processor. Both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have the A5 processor. So the name of processor for iPad 3 as A6 makes sense.
However, according to a leaked image on Chinese forum WeiPhone, the iPad 3 will have an A5X processor, rather than A6.
Some online rumors point out that the code “1146? on the A5X processor indicates that the processor was manufactured 14th-20th November 2011. There is a possibility that it was a prototype.
The logic board looks similar to that of iPad 2, specifically around the power management chips. There are also 16 GB flash memory chips from Hynix.
At the moment, it is not clear if Apple will use an A5X processor rather than an A6. However, this leak certainly seems to indicate that. There are rumors that Apple will announce iPad 3 on 7 March 2012 and the launch will follow few days later. The tablet is also rumored to have a Retina display, LTE chip, and upgraded cameras.
What do you think about all the theories related to iPad 3 and what do you expect from iPad 3? Post your comments.
Source: iDownload Blog