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New iPad to include quad-core A5X chip at its core

Apple announced during their iPad 3 event that the new iPad will indeed come packed with the rumored quad-core A5X SoC (system-on-a-chip) to power the device.

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Rumored prototype iPad 3 logic board shows Apple A5X chip

Adding to the ever-growing iPad 3 rumor mill, a new photo has surfaced on the WeiPhone forums showing a system-on-a-chip nestled onto a prototype logic board, carrying a previously unheard of "A5X". The A5X chip also includes a date code of "1146", which would peg production at or around November 14th-20th of 2011.

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Apple hiring new chip specialists in Israel for research and development

Calcalist reports that Apple is hiring a number of chip experts to fill up their new Isreali research center -- the one aimed at developing new chip configurations that could help power future iPhone and iPad devices.

The company reportedly received “several hundred resumes” for various engineering positions. Specifically, Apple is seeking hardware engineers in chip development with strong emphasis on electrical circuits, analogue and hardware testing and verification.

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Photo shows Apple A5 SoC inside next iPhone?

Chinese networking site Weibo posted a photo showing the Apple A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC) used in the iPad 2 nestled into what appears to be a next generation iPhone logic board. The logic board is connected to a white iPhone 4-like front cover with a speaker mesh that looks slightly larger than that of the official white iPhone 4.

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Apple A4 iPad Chipset = ARM Multicore Cortex A9 + Mali 50 GPU

According to Bright Side of the News, it turns out that newly spun Apple A4 system-on-a-chip that debuted alongside the iPad does indeed pack more punch than the Sammy in the iPhone 3GS:

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