iPad A8X is on par with Macbook Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MartinAppleGuy, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Well what's the MacBook Air numbers?

    Which MacBook Air? I5? I7? 11"? 13"?
  3. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    Dual Core i5 (1.3Ghz-1.4Ghz) 13". Macbook Air is around 5,000.
  4. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    Nice find, it hit geekbench. But nothing is confirmed yet. ;)
  5. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
  6. EldonChew, Oct 21, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014

    EldonChew macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2011
    Well you can wait till they tear it down to further confirm it..

    The user who uploaded it pretty reliable I think. http://browser.primatelabs.com/user/naaajsboy
  7. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Holy Crap! I did not see that coming. We are really getting closer to desktop class.
  8. LucasLand macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2002
    New England
    so is the iPad air 2 considered the 5th generation?
  9. 007p macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2012
    It's a shame the software isn't.

    All this power and so limited in what you can do with the device....time to show some improvements on the blown up mobile phone OS please >.<
  10. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Something has to give.

    Apple has to be careful with performance vs battery life hit. Sure make the mobile phone os more desktop like. It will kill the ipad battery life. Apple has to make sacrifices.

    Also ipad doesn't want to kill off the macbook air. It's by far the best selling consumer laptop in its line. Apple very careful not to cross that line.
  11. rkuo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2010
    The danger is that if Apple doesn't do it, someone else might do it for them. The official line from Apple is that they aren't afraid to kill their old businesses to start new ones. Of course everyone says that until it isn't true.
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    I would not be surprised to see a quad A9X in the retina MBA.
  13. schmidt65 macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    EXACTLY the reason I've decided to sell my iPad Air (128GB cellular) and get a retina MacBook pro instead (and an iPad Mini 2nd gen). I love the tablet form factor, but it's just too limited in what it can do. I've tried to use it as a go-anywhere computer, but it's too large and I'd prefer a mini.

    Aiming to get a MacBook at home and an iPad mini as a go anywhere device, and hope in the future they improve the Air's software to be more capable like a mac, rather than just a blown up iPhone OS.
  14. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Games. Apps like Pixelmator.

    This is huge, it can open the potential to Apple porting over their desktop apps such as Xcode.

    This is all about potential...

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