Sources of MacRumors cite a tip from a developer in suggesting the next-generation iPad could be packing in Apple's new dual-core A6 processor, or a variation of that chip. The developer is said to have spotted signs of an "iPad3,6" device showing up in his app analytics - a model previously unknown. The device, which, taking into consideration the name, we'll presume to be an iPad, targets the new ARMv7s architecture used within the A6 SoC Apple has just showcased as powering the iPhone 5.
When Apple announced the iPhone 5 at their recent media event, they lifted the lid on what was possibly the worst kept secret in the smartphone world. The numerous leaks that had emerged in the months leading up to the announcement had pretty much enlightened us on what to expect, and when Apple officially introduced the device, there weren’t any great surprises. With that said, one aspect of the device that hadn't had much pre-announcement coverage was the processor within the device, which turned out to be the new Apple A6 CPU.
Evolution will always bring about change. On some occasions, the change isn't always considered a move for the better, as some people actually get used to a product the way it is and prefer it to remain. But when talking about consumer technology, and in particular cell phones and tablets, change is inevitable, it is purely a matter of when, not if. If the interpretations of recent findings are to be believed, then Apple's 'when' moment seems like it could be coming soon.
A report by Chinese newspaper Commercial Times claims that Apple is working on the next version of its A5 chip,...