A5 chip, seriously?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FatGuy007, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly it's more then a year old, they should've used the A6. No retina was a push, but this is just wrong.
    Why arent they putting any info on the internals, seriously. What is the megapixels of the camera? 3g or lte? So many questions for me unanswered. I was anticipated for this device.
     
  2. klover macrumors 6502a

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    It was said right on stage: iSight is 5MP on the iPad mini.
     
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    Really disappointed with the A5 in the mini. Seems like a step backwards.
     
  5. mtj111 macrumors member

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    I knew it wouldn't be retina, but I thought they might at least throw an A6 in there. Apple are doing what many said they wouldn't - engage in a "race to the bottom".
     
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  7. JSalig macrumors 6502

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    After what Apple just pulled with the ipad 3 and 4 that could be in March!
     
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    Stuff to save for iPad Mini 2.
     
  10. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    There's a little something called "heat dissipation". Using the A6 would have made it automatically thicker. Those of you complaining about the lack of A6 would be complaining at its thickness instead.
     
  11. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Honestly this is utter bulls***, i have the ipad 2 and I was really looking for a speedy, powerful, apple tablet. Probably the only thing I like about it is the black is anodized, AND the size i guess. I might as well get the ipad 4 (or whatever you call it).
    And do you guys notice how when they say A5 they quickly say something else, strange.
     
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  13. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It's pushing 1/4 the number of pixels as the iPad3/4, so A5 is plenty.
     
  14. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Did you expect any less? :rolleyes:
     
  15. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    It's old, so what? It does everything it's expected to do.
    Really, I don't get this kind of questions.
     
  16. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    They should have put in A6... not A5. A5 processor came out first with iPad 2. That was 18 months ago...
     
  17. matttye macrumors 601

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    iPad 2 is plenty fast enough. The A6 would be overkill at that resolution. They need to keep costs down so they can offer it at a competitive price point.
     
  18. Oofie macrumors regular

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    How is this bulls***? You dont have to buy it, no one is forcing you. You can also buy the full size if you want, or you can go ahead and look for another tablet.

    I dont know where people get this entitlement complex where apple has to cater to your needs! They made a decision, either because of profit, manufacturing or product hierarchy and they also know they will sell this.

    Either you buy it, or you dont.
     
  19. mtj111 macrumors member

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    iPhone 5 has less pixels than iPad mini; the A6 is certainly not "overkill" for iPhone.
     
  20. Deako macrumors 6502

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    This is spoiltbratrumors.com or whydontapplemakeaproductonlyiwant.com after all.

    Whining makes me laugh. I'm happy with my iPad 3rd gen and more than happy with the iPad mini which I'm buying for the wife.
     
  21. manunited macrumors member

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    iPad mini is basically just an undersized iPad 2... underwhelming, really.
    The 4th generation iPad seems more significant.
     
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  23. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    It could have maxed out specs across the board and people would still complain that the thing doesn't shoot lasers and crap gold bars.
     
  24. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Well if you already own one...but I'd pick ANY of the iPad models over a fire (and a Kindle DX over any of those for reading).

    The "A5" is a dual core A9 + dual SGX 543s. For the lower resolution, it's basically the same as what's in the iPad 3, and...well, we don't really know how it compares to the iPhone 6, because this may be clocked faster.

    Better would be better, but I wouldn't expect to see the same hardware in a 7.9" model as in the 9.7" model.
     
  25. I8P'CS macrumors 6502

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    MONEY MONEY MONEY!! THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO SELL 4TH GEN IPAD!!!


    aPPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS JUST MONEY!! THE MORE PEOPLE QUE UP THE MORE THEY WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PEOPLE. SIMPLES
     

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