outperformed the Asus Transformer Prime, an Android tablet using the quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Even though the Android 4.0 update might have sped up the Transformer Prime a bit, it most likely would still trail The new iPad's quad-core graphics processor and faster dual-core base.
The real challenge for Apple may come later in the Spring when the Samsung Exynos 5250 starts shipping with its ARM-Cortex A15 build and new graphics capabilities.
Will Apple hand over the actual benchmark tests that confirm the statement, and if not, will NVIDIA keep the pressure on Apple to discuss the comment? It is the type of delicate situation that could backfire for all involved. If Apple fails to prove the statement, it will look as if the tech titan handpicked the apps that ran during the benchmark testing to clinch a specific result. And if Apple does come up with proof that the A5X is as fast as claimed, it will hurt NVIDIA and those devices using the Tegra 3 that compete with Apple.