“Apple’s latest chip technology won’t appear in the next-generation iPad until June 2012 at the earliest, according to a firm that tracks the mobile processor industry,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
“Getting new processor technology out the door (remember, Apple is also in the chip design business) is a Herculean task for even seasoned chip manufacturers like Intel,” Crothers reports. “It will certainly be no different for Apple, whose next chip, dubbed the ‘A6,’ may not make an appearance in the iPad 3 until later in 2012, said The Linley Group, a chip consulting firm.”
Crothers reports, “The rumored A6 is a major step-up in chip design. Not only does it contain four processor cores (the existing Apple A5 has two cores) but will use so-called 3D technology, Linley Group senior analyst Kevin Krewell said this week in a research note, citing a report in the Taiwan Economic News.”
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