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Alleged iPad 3 Debug Photos Hint at LTE, A6 Processor

by Brandon Russell | February 1, 2012February 1, 2012 9:50 am PST

iPad 3 - iBoot

A source claiming to be in possession of a prototype iPad 3 has provided BGR with some revealing debug photos, potentially confirming the existence of the fabled A6 processor. Unfortunately, no photos of the actual device were provided. Still, there’s plenty to surmise from the information. Looking closely at the photos, model numbers of J1 and J2 are present, pointing to two separate versions of the iPad 3 – one with WiFi only, and the second with WiFi, GSM/CDMA/LTE, something Bloomberg suspected a few weeks ago.

There has been speculation Apple would bump its processor up to a quad-core A6, and these photos look as though they confirm its inclusion in the Cupertino-company’s next tablet. Previous processor included in Apple’s iPad went as follows: A4 model was S5L8930X, and A5 is S5L8940X; the A6 is model number S5L8945X.

With every Apple rumor, stay skeptical until we actually have confirmation from Apple itself. Debug photos are cool and all, but how about providing some physical shots of the actual device? One thing to note: there’s no mention of a Retina-like display in the photos, so take that for what it’s worth.

We’re edging ever to close to the iPad 3’s reported March release, so stay tuned for (hopefully) more concrete information.

[via BGR]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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