Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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RE: A bit disappointed
by phoenix on Wed 24th Oct 2012 20:17 UTC in reply to "A bit disappointed"
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I was hoping they'd at least put an A5X chip in there rather than just the A5.


The only differences between the A5 and the A5X are the CPU speed (800 in the iPhone vs 1000 MHz in the iPad 3) and number of GPU cores (2 vs 4). The *only* reason there's 4 GPU cores in the A5X is to support increase in pixels in the iPad 3.

The iPad mini has (approx) the same number of pixels as the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4, so why shove a ginormous GPU into it?

Bump the CPU clock up a bit and you have a tablet-friendly version of the A5.

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