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More Evidence Points to iPad 3 Having Dual-Core A5X Chip [RUMOR]

Another day, another dose of iPad 3 rumors. For many weeks now, rumors and speculations about Apple's next generation iPad has been coming in non-stop. Many reports have suggested that the next iPad will have considerable improvements such as a new, faster processor, high resolution Retina Display, built-in Siri, an upgraded camera and it may even include LTE capabilities. It is still however unclear if the processor of the iPad 3 will be an upgraded to dual-core which is believed to be the A5X or the quad-core A6 chip.

iPad 3 A5X Chip Logic Board
According to a new report published by AllThingsD, analyst Steve Mullane has been hearing from sources in the supply chain that the iPad 3 will be using the A5X dual core chip.

BlueFin Research Partners analyst Steve Mullane says information coming out of the semiconductor supply chain suggests that Samsung, Apple’s chip fab partner, isn’t equipped to manufacture 28-nanometer quad-core chips, as the A6 is presumed to be….we believe the 32-nanometer ramp validates the recent rumors that the iPad 3 will likely use a higher speed, die-shrink version of the A5 dual-core processor, named the A5X processor, as opposed to the next-generation A6 quad-core processor.

This collaborates with earlier rumors that the iPad 3 will be using the A5X chip which is an upgraded processor of the iPad 2's A5. At this point, anything is possible and there is no way of knowing for sure until Apple makes the announcement.

It is widely rumored that the iPad 3 (or may be iPad 3S) will be announced during the first week of March at a special Apple event in California. [via AllThingsD]

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