Supposed Debug Leak Shows iPad 3 With Quad-Core A6 Chip
After a hiatus of almost two weeks, iPad 3 rumors are back. This time with the rumor of A6 Chip.
According to online reports, the iPad 3 could be coming packed with a quad-core A6 chipset and support LTE speeds. The source who leaked this information claimed to have access to the unannounced, unreleased device.
Apple has not even announced the official name of upcoming iPad. Nor they have fixed any date for release.
From the data in the photos, which contain the output from an iPad 3 using a development and debug tool called iBoot, we can infer plenty of information about the upcoming iPad 3. […] The new processor will also apparently be a quad-core model, making the upcoming iPad 3 the fastest iOS device ever, we have been told.
The veracity of the data is, of course, uncertain. In past, there have been rumors, claiming that the production of iPad 3 has started. Foxconn is also issuing plans to build five new iPad production facilities in Brazil.
The A6 chipset has been noted in the debug tool. If accurate, this chipset carries a model number of S5L8945X with the iPad units themselves carrying model numbers of J1 and J2 (iPad 3,1 and iPad 3.2 respectively). This falls in line with what was uncovered in iOS 5.1 beta code. This rumor has called for one model being WiFi-only, and the other model adding full support for LTE/CDMA/GSM. This is likely to allow for Apple to release just one SKU across data-equipped iPad units for all major carriers, instead of a special LTE model for the limited markets that currently support it.
The latest rumor speculates that the iPad 3 will be released in March 2012. However, nothing can be said for sure, until an announcement comes from Apple.
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