Whenever some Apple product is about to launch, many sources around the market offer their own thoughts report to the publications, and confuse them with their rumor reports about the upcoming device. Similar scene is actually goings on with the iPad 3 announcement; everyone is coming up with its own source report and confuses the readers and Apple’s device lovers about the upcoming device. iPad 3 is expected to launch in the first week of March, as the report suggests that iPad 3 units are already on the way from China heading to United States for the earlier next month launch.
A week ago, while reporting about the specifications of the iPad 3, a valuable source reported that device is actually going to carry a dual-core based processor, at least not the quad-core processor. Moreover, some folks in the retail section also got their hands on the iPad 3 logic board with a newly branded “A5X” processor from Apple, which weighs into the publication report. It was recently highly rumored that Apple is going to power the iPad 3 with “A6” quad-core processor, but the publication source totally smashes the quad-core processor scene from the track. BTW, if Apple ever going to give a dual-core processor once again to its upcoming device, then why it named as “A5X”? It seems that the A5X processor was just a testing module for the iPad 3 prototypes on which Apple is testing the dual-core capability with higher graphics GPU with the old gen processor.
As reported by the 9to5mac guys, Apple is working on both A6 and A5X processor, and they have found the references to the A6 processor in the latest beta version of the iOS 5.1. It is reported that Apple is looking forward to offer two types of iPad model this year, similar to the last year report. Moreover, might be testing the low-end processor to be included in the earlier this year discovered 8-inch iPad tablet. As reported by 9to5mac:
The original iPad’s A4 chip was called S5L8930X, the iPad 2?s A5 chip was called the S5L8940X, and now this A5X chip is labeled as S5L8945X. Notice the jump of 10 in the labeling on the A4 to A5, and notice the jump of only 5 on the A5 to “A5X.” The 5 would note a half-way upgrade, something that an A5X chip with improved graphics, but still dual-core processing, would be likely referred to as.
We are much agreed with the 9to5mac report, because these guys have a really powerful track record in the past with the iPhone 4S term. They were the first who reported on the arrival of iPhone 4S in the market.