A6=Triple-core or Quad-core?

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  1. yeah macrumors 6502a

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  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Doubt it, A6 probably just an increase in graphics and overall performance. They don't have to upgrade the number of processing cores every update. A dualcore processer is more than enough for a mobile device at the current time. If we ever start getting more desktop like powerful OS's on mobile devices than a increase to triple or quadcore may be on the tables. Just my two cents.
     
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    I :cool:guess :Dwe'll :eek:just :)have :pto :confused:wait :eek:until :Dthe :mad:fall :rolleyes:to :mad:fined:) out...:apple:
     
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    A6 will stay dual-core. :)
     
  6. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Tri core could work, though. Just not like a true tri core
    Main dual core chip ~1-1.5ghz
    Power saving single core ~600-800mhz
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  7. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    People also have to stop comparing mobile devices to the needs of a PC. They are not the same thing, nor do they have the same needs.

    The iPhone does not equate to the same upgrade necessity as a PC does.
    First off, the OSes are completely different. Windows or Mac OS.

    People thinking that "I want a quad core in my iPhone" are thinking that this will make their phone that much faster. Folks, this isn't a computer in the logical sense that you're used to.

    The iPHone has an OS that is written completely for the hardware given. Adding more cores won't make it any faster, in the same way that adding cores to a Windows or Mac PC would.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Well said.:):cool::apple:

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  10. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    The A6 processor is quad core. Especially designed to power both iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks running the new single OS comprised of the merging of iOS & OS X.

    http://is.gd/vXoJDz
     
  11. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Adding more cores to a PC processor wouldn't necessarily make them any faster either. It comes down to the power of each core as well as the software's ability to utilizes the cores effectively. Look at AMD, they have hexacore processors that are easily outdone by quad core Intel processors
     
  12. andrewlgm macrumors 6502

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    Who knows? We don't even have an iPhone with an A5 yet...
     
  13. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    a6 will either be quad core or 2 ghz dual core~!
     

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