Josh Topolsky reports that the new iPad won’t have the oft-rumored quad-core chip, but instead will have the more recently unearth A5X, another dual-core chip — “basically an A5 on steroids”. The A6 may get saved for the next iPhone.
But, while the chip may not be quad core, the report also says the new iPad will feature more RAM than the previous models. This was a contentious point about the last iPad.
Ultimately, no normal user will care if it’s a A6 or A5X, if it’s quad-core or dual-core, or if it has double the RAM. All they’ll care about is if it’s noticeably faster. I suspect that will be the case.
I’m personally most excited for the screen and the LTE functionality.
I’m also excited for the possibility 1080p films on the new iPad and the new Apple TV.