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The 4th generation iPad wont be available for a few more days, but in the meantime, benchmarks are starting to pop up on the Web. Fair warning: If you recently purchased a 3rd generation iPad, you may want to stop reading, or at least brace yourself for some bad news. Ready for it? As it turns out, the upgraded A6 chip Apple plopped into its newest iPad looks to be significantly faster than the A5X chip used in the 3rd generation model. In terms of clockspeed, both the A5X and A6 are comparable. The A5X is a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chip clocked at 1GHz with a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU packaged... Read more...
It's no secret there's no love lost between Apple and Samsung. The former sued the latter for patent infringement and recently won a billion dollar verdict, and Samsung, which will undoubtedly appeal, has been lobbing humor grenades at its foe, making fun of Apple customers in an ad spot for the Galaxy S III. And yet despite all the bad blood that exists between these two friends, you'll still find Samsung silicon inside the newly released iPhone 5. Say what? You read that right, and if you've been following the geekier side of the mobile scene for some time, this is hardly shocking. Samsung built... Read more...
With the all the iPhone 5 leaks in recent weeks and months, Apple's going to have to reach far up its sleeve to pull something out if it hopes to surprise anyone. We know the iPhone 5 is going to have a larger touchscreen, smaller dock connector, and 4G LTE connectivity. It also seems likely Apple's next smartphone will sport an A6 processor. Sonny Dickson, a 9to5Mac researcher and hacker, posted a photo to Twitter showing the iPhone 5's logic board containing an A6 chip. Image Source: Sonny Dickson "Yes, new iPhone will be an A6," Dickson succinctly stated. Details of the A6 are still unknown... Read more...