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#1 Tbry

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:21

iPad 5 rumored to launch in March, Retina iPad Mini with A6X SoC in the works. Is it true?


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 13:13

You should probably email Apple - they'd know more.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 13:28

lol..

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 13:35

Yeah

#5 StandingInAlley

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 13:48

http://www.macrumors...-in-march-2013/

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#6 The Teej

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 14:21

Actually it would be an A7X chip, the iPad RD 4th gen had the A6X chip

#7 Stetson

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 14:34

Actually it would be an A7X chip, the iPad RD 4th gen had the A6X chip


I doubt they would switch from the A6X after 6 months.

#8 SMELTN

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 16:57

I doubt they would switch from the A6X after 6 months.


I said the same thing about the A6 which was what Feb?

#9 psionicinversion

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 18:17

welcome to the new ipad mini, same crap new screen £7million pls... watches millions of ppl queue up to buy it

#10 +warwagon

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 18:28

welcome to the new ipad mini, same crap new screen £7million pls... watches millions of ppl queue up to buy it


Anybody who buys an iPad mini now is an idiot, when you just know the next version is going to get a Retna display.

#11 Stetson

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 18:25

I said the same thing about the A6 which was what Feb?



Thinking of the A5X maybe? The original A5 was from March 2011, the A5X a year later was just a graphics boost to allow the retina iPad resolution to work.

The A6 and A6X were both released this fall and are based on a new architecture (Apple's Swift ARM core). We may see tweaked versions in the future but probably nothing drastic for a while.

#12 vetneufuse

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 19:00

Wonder if apple is going to start a 6month release cycle now

#13 Lord Method Man

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 19:12

lmao

#14 Growled

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:36

Wonder if apple is going to start a 6month release cycle now


I wonder that too. I hope not. 6 month cycles seem a bit rushed to me.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:44

I wonder that too. I hope not. 6 month cycles seem a bit rushed to me.


To me, it seems like they may try to push a 6 month tiered release cycle so they don't cannibalize sales too much. What I mean by that is they may do something like the Mini (low end) and the "normal" (high end) on staggered 1 year cycles so they'll effectively be releasing bi-annually, but won't be refreshing lines too fast.

If they speed up the releases this is how it will look.