Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5 to pack quad-core A6 processor?

October 18th, 2011

Apple iPad 2The rumoured Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5 will reportedly arrive packing Samsung-made quad-core A6 processors, new reports are suggesting.

Despite the ongoing battle between the two manufacturers, sources “privy to the both companies’ plans” claim Apple is still looking to Samsung to provide chips for its next-gen iDevices. The unnamed tipsters, speaking to the Korea Times said:  “Apple has been in talks with Samsung over shipment of its A6 quad-core mobile processor (AP) chips to be used in the next iPhone.”

“It appears that Apple clearly has concluded that Samsung remains a critical business partner. Samsung Electronics will apply its advanced 28-nanometer processing technology to produce qualified A6 mobile APs.”

The two companies could be on track to resolve their differences, 9to5Mac has also revealed. Samsung’s chief operating officer Lee Jae-yong is reportedly in talks Apple CEO Tim Cook, after being invited to a private memorial service held for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs yesterday.

So, besides the likelihood of a quad-core processor, what else do we know about the third-gen iPad? Yesterday it was revealed that the iPad 3 has already entered production – ahead of its imminent Q1 2012 release – while previous rumours have hinted that the slate will arrive touting a 9.7-inch (2048 x 1536) Retina Display within its “completely redesigned” casing.

We’ll bring you more details as soon as we get them.

[Source: 9to5Mac]