Leaked images may point to dual-core iPad 2S, not quad-core iPad 3
0. phoneArena posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:50
Far be it from us to stop reporting non-stories when they happen, so we though you all might like to know that there is more proof that the iPad 3 (or iPad 2S, or iPad 2.379) has the components that we all expected...
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1. Paden posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:54 5 1
Let's hope it's true! The iPad needs a quad-core processor to keep up.
4. Astreo posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:02 15 6
yea because the Ipad isnt outselling every other tablet out there or anything.
18. SuperEd posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:41 1 0
Right...so why even come out with the iPad "s" or whatever? Your point is ?
28. Paden posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:14 2 0
If anything (and what I meant in my previous post was), as apps become more complex there will be a need for faster processors.
I wasn't talking sales.
The iPad needs to constantly improve. Whether it's small changes or big changes it needs to keep up with fresh features or more reasons to buy. Yes, it is the best selling tablet, but Apples tablet market share is shrinking (now I'm talking sales).
But, you're right. Apple is very smart about what features they choose to add and when to add them. Did Apple need to release an ALL NEW REDESIGNED IPHONE? A lot of people thought yes, but sales figures show otherwise.
I'm sure many consumers would be happy with a retina display, LTE, more RAM, and a slightly tuned A5 iPad 2S. I know I would. A high resolution screen is one of the things that is keeping me from getting a new iPad. Quad-core would be the icing on the cake. Either way, the new iPad will sell.
8. c.hack posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:23 3 8
Subjectively after 6+ months of use, my 1st gen iPad still feels faster and more responsive than my Tegra2 A500 Android tablet.
35. -box- posted on 01 Feb 2012, 13:04 3 1
maybe because you're using an operating system that was designed for a music player with multimedia capabilities (ipod), instead of a computer-esque operating system designed for a person needing the capabilities of a computer in their pocket on a device that also makes phone calls?
46. bucky posted on 02 Feb 2012, 00:00 2 0
or maybe apple just did it right.
24. bigdawg23 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:55 3 3
My iPad 1 runs just fine. I have used an iPad 2 and it runs faster than most Android tablets.
2. zackh121556 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 10:56 9 5
WOW Thanks Apple, More of whats already out lol....where is the Flash? this is why I stick with Android!
3. Astreo posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:01 6 8
i have an iphone and an ipad and have never needed flash for anything.
9. c.hack posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:24 4 9
Even Adobe has admitted that mobile flash is a dead end. Flash's claim to fame is battery drain and instability. Time to move on already. Get over it.
12. MichaelHeller posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:29 8 3
Yeah, I've been using Android for the past couple years and I think I've used Flash fewer than 10 times. It's really not a good argument any more.
21. remixfa posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:53 4 3
i still use it quite often. It all depends on which parts of the net you are trolling in.
31. Commentator posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:26 4 1
Yeah, Flash is really helpful if you happen to like watching movies and TV shows without having to pay for them... not that I do that...
39. TARDIS posted on 01 Feb 2012, 14:23 2 1
I use flash every day on both my prime and s2 for watching anime and other videos. I feel that it's still a decent arguement.
37. xvengence42 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 13:20 0 4
Whats sad is that apple doesn't need to incorporate flash and it still dominates android in sales and customer satisfaction. Nice try though.
42. tedkord posted on 01 Feb 2012, 17:07 2 1
In tablets, yes. For now. However, tablets are a fledgling market for android OEMs. They will overcome iOS exactly as they did in smartphones. It's inevitable.
5. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:03 3 2
"It is just a random mockup that we found and thought it looked far
cooler than the actual iPad 3 is likely to look."
6. kshell1 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:04 6 8
before people get all crazy about the quad core A6 being the best its manufactured by samsung. therefore it isn't apples processor the best its samsung. the display isnt theirs nothing is lol except maybe the design
29. SleepingOz posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:22 3 1
Pot calling kettle black, how ironic! You are probably the biggest troll on this site along with gemini(ex taco) and the miz.
13. clevername posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:29 1 0
Samsung manufactures apples chips. We all know that. But what some people either don't know, fail to understand, or ignore for the sake of trolling(and I accuse you of none of those) is that the chip design is not samsungs. Apple designed the Ax series(A4-6) in house.
7. squallz506 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:04 7 0
If the a4 is S5L8930X,
And the a5 is S5L8940X
Shouldn't the quadcore be S5L8950X?
Ill be the first to bet my lunch money that the next ipad with the S5L8945X is 1.5Ghz dualcore.
48. Slammer posted on 02 Feb 2012, 05:46 0 0
It is one thing for society to be drugged up on Apple. However, the Media and forum sites such as this one have become so caught up in the Apple movement, that they lose all sense of great journalism. Maybe it would be best to wait for factual evidence before placing continual acticles on Apple. It can avoid possible unnecessary and embarrassing "updates".
16. SuperEd posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:39 0 0
Um, i'll stick with my iPad 2, thank you very much. What's the use of being overcharged for data usage from the greedy carriers with LTE. Useless for me. Some of you that are corp sponsored it's a great deal. For the general public...no thanks.
23. MichaelHeller posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:55 3 0
Valuable, insightful comments will always get more attention from me. Not so much with the rabble...
20. Doakie posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:51 2 0
LOL. This sounds like a huge iFail 2S. Stupid Apple fanatics buying the same thing with incremental updates. You realize you're paying stupid amounts of profit margin on buying the same thing you already had with a little different specs, right? I wouldn't really be that proud buying from a company with profit margins like 71% on their iPhone 4. Thats like thanking and defending your rapist.
25. MichaelHeller posted on 01 Feb 2012, 11:56 5 0
Pro tip: you can just use the reply button on a comment to reply to that specific comment.
32. KingKurogiii posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:30 0 0
Apple designs the processors that Samsung builds for them and they were wise to choose an OMAP4(MP2) over the Mali-400 that Samsung would've used so i'd say Apple should get some credit there.
36. kshell1 posted on 01 Feb 2012, 13:12 0 0
well i was just saying what i had heard, im not claiming to be a technology genius its just what i knew.
33. remixfa posted on 01 Feb 2012, 12:33 4 3
so whats the new features on the ipad 3s? a 2mpx front camera? lol
34. -box- posted on 01 Feb 2012, 13:01 4 1
Realizing it's apple, they won't release quad-cores until late this year or next after everyone else already has, and then say it's innovative and magical and that it's the only way to get a quad-core
38. trollhunter posted on 01 Feb 2012, 13:21 1 2
I am the anonymous source. I sent it to mess with their minds. I'm just a fake douche who likes to put up more rumors.
40. theoak posted on 01 Feb 2012, 15:14 0 0
If it is the same cores, just more of them ... they may have decided just to up it a half step?
The A4 to the A5 actually brought more cores AND functionality.
If the A6 is more a core count bump ... again, it could just be a half step.
Who knows ... this is all speculation.
43. tedkord posted on 01 Feb 2012, 17:11 1 0
Why would they release an iPad 3 right now? The iPhone 4s proved once and for all that Apple can release ANYTHING, and the iOS faithful will buy it. Why waste money on developing something new when you can sell people the same thing they already have now, knowing that they'll buy the upgrade next year anyway?
44. ghost__uwi posted on 01 Feb 2012, 18:02 0 0
hahhaa Love the picture made me click on the link one time. Then got a full explanation of it not being the ipad 2.379