iPad 3 to come with quad-core A6 processor, LTE?

Ready for another rumor about the upcoming iPad 3? Here we go.

Someone claiming to be in possession of said tablet has sent BGR some screenshots showing output from a development and debug tool called iBoot. From those photos, some details about the iPad 3’s hardware can easily be inferred.

First off, it looks like the previous rumors were true and the iPad 3 will have a quad-core processor, probably one that is going to be called A6 by Apple. The CPU has the model number S5L8945X. The dual-core A5 found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S has the model number S5L8940X, and the A4 seen in the original iPad, the iPhone 4, and the iPod touch 4th generation is the S5L8930X.

There will be two different iPad models (J1 and J2), one of which will have Wi-Fi-only connectivity (as you’d expect), the other however coming with GSM/CDMA/LTE mobile data support as well. If that will be just one SKU to pull off working on three different network types on who knows how many bands worldwide, that would be quite the feat indeed. Even if there will be different SKUs for different mobile data types (like what we see now with the iPhone, for example), the LTE support is notable (though we’ve heard about it before).

That’s all the news for now. Keep in mind though that these screenshots could be fake. That said, the stuff they depict does seem rather logical, so perhaps they aren’t. You’ll know for sure when we do.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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    Hi.The newer ipad will be more expensive of course when it comes out.
    You say that it will have the same features as the ipad 2. So why pay
    more when you’ll have the same features on the cheaper device?

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    A4 is 930X and A5 is 940X. The number difference is 10 (940-930=10).
    So, if iPad 3 is going to use 945X, doesn’t that means the CPU is just a minor change? Perhaps it could be just 1.5GHz Dual-core A5.