Although it's physically no different than the 3rd gen iPad we have some hands on video showing the perf of the new A6X.

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  • Formul - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    I think they are keeping the IGZO screen for the next year iPad as it will make it significantly thinner and lighter and make it worth the year-cycle. Reply
  • dugbug - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    I think they just want both iphone and ipad in the holiday buying cycle rather than summer. Reply
  • D1RTYD1Z619 - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    This is going to be called the "new" Ipad2. Reply
  • lmcd - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    ...that iPad is actually truly ugly. It looks like they scaled up a Galaxy Note II. Which is already ugly. It needs side bezel to look normal. Reply
  • PeteH - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    Are you talking about the mini? Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    So what's in it? Dual Swift cores with PowerVR Rogue? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    To the best of my knowledge Rogue isn't ready to ship yet (the timing of the design release puts it in 2013), plus if it was Rogue they would have pointed out the graphics performance. We'll know more soon, but dual Swift cores along with a SGX543MP4 and a 128bit memory bus is the most reasonable guess I can make. Reply
  • etamin - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    ah you're right. I was thinking they were comparing graphics performance with the previous iPad (A5X) rather than the A6 (iPhone 5)...sneaky. Reply
  • madmilk - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - link

    A6 and A5X are similar in graphics performance, so nothing sneaky going on. A6 is SGX543MP3 at 266MHz, A5X is SGX543MP4 at 200MHz, and this is probably a SGX543MP4 at 400MHz. The increase in clock speed should be possible with the new 32nm process. Reply
  • etamin - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - link

    ah I made a mistake about the sneaky part. I didn't think a full doubling of GPU performance was possible so I jumped to my question on Rogue.

    You're right, I also didn't know the MP3 had a higher clock than the MP4.
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