BGR has posted what it claims are leaked specs from Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 and if the info is correct, Cupertino’s next tablet is going to pack some serious horsepower. The source providing the information to BGR has said that they have an iPad 3 production unit and have used a system utility called iBoot to record its internal specs. How about these specs:
…the model numbers are J1 and J2 (iPad3,1 and iPad3,2), and while DigiTimes reported this a few weeks ago, these two models are not different devices, just a single iPad available in two versions — one with Wi-Fi only and one with Wi-Fi and embedded GSM/CDMA/LTE for all carriers. Also included in the photos is, for the first time, confirmation of which processor Apple will be using in the iPad 3: an A6 processor with model number S5L8945X. For reference, the Apple A4 model was S5L8930X and the A5 is S5L8940X. The new processor will also apparently be a quad-core model, making the upcoming iPad 3 the fastest iOS device ever….
So, what does this mean for us? Well, from the above specs, it looks like Apple’s next iPad will sport an A6 quad core processor – adding additional horsepower. Additionally, it looks like Apple will use a new broadband chip, allowing it to make one iPad, which will be able to use GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) CDMA (Sprint/Verizon) and LTE (GSM/AT&T) high speed mobile data. One iPad to rule them all! If Apple can add a high resolution screen and sell the iPad 3 for $499 – lights out for the competition! If it also decides to continue to make and sell the iPad 2 for $399 – God help Samsung, Motorola and the lot.