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February 20, 2012

Latest iPad 3 Rumor Tips ‘A5X’ Chipset

iPad 3 A5X

The iPad rumors are in full swing, and the latest report suggests a chipset known as the A5X.

As reported by MacRumors, the forum for Chinese website WeiPhone includes a post with a photo of the next-gen iPad's logic board. The system-on-a-chip is labeled "A5X" and appears to have been produced in November 2011.

Apple watchers were under the impression that the chip in the company's next iPad would be dubbed the A6 since the first iPad had the A4 and the iPad 2 had the A5.

Earlier this year, 9to5Mac reported that the iPad 3 would include a quad-core chip since Apple's iOS 5.1 beta code included references to core management capabilities for quad-core processors.

So who is right? As is usually the case with these things, it's best to take leaked photos and other Apple rumors with a grain of salt until Cupertino actually unveils its products. Apple is rumored to be holding its press event for the next iPad during the first week in March in San Francisco, so stay tuned.

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