Apple iPad 3 Quad Core A6 Processor Predicted

Posted on Apr 26 2011 - 8:11pm by Robert

Today’s iPad 3 rumour comes by way of tech site T3, they say that the third generation tablet will up the processor stakes again by doubling its cores – yes they say it will come with a quad core processor, a spec that is currently reserved for powerful laptops.

They were talking with Miles Jacobson, the head man who heads up the Football Manager team. He explained “We have very good relationships with a lot of chipset and hardware manufacturers who’ve given us their roadmaps, and they’re drool-worthy.” He also predicts that the iPad 3 will come equipped with a quad core A6  processor with beefed up graphics to rival the Nvidia 8700 series.

If this prediction is accurate then it could mean high end games could come to the next series of tablets, a mouth watering prospect for the consumer that could spell the end of laptops and notebooks altogether.

Other recent rumours surrounding the iPad 3 include an improved screen, carbon fibre body, upgraded cameras and an all new iOS complete with music locker and cloud based storage. If today’s revelations are accurate we hope Apple plans to implement the battery technology outlined in a patent filed late last year, otherwise the 10 hour battery life enjoyed on both the iPad and iPad 2 is likely to be radically reduced.

Despite some big names suggesting the iPad 3 will land this side of Christmas it’s still unlikely Apple will do this, especially if the iPhone 5 rolls out in September. It would surely be too many products in such a short space of time.

Do you think the iPad 3 needs a quad core processor?


3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 4:28 am - Reply

    that would be awesome!!! So does this mean ps3 and 360 graphics? Or better

  2. Anon1 April 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I have to agree with you on the low likelihood of an iPad 3 anytime soon. The demand for the iPad 2 is still ridiculously high 6 weeks after the initial release. They're still difficult to find on, and a new release anytime soon (within 6-8) would probably really irritate a lot of people.

  3. Colin April 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    The ipad 2 has been sold out for over a month now in the UK ……….. might as well wait for 3!!!

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