All iPads Next year will be the big year for tablets

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macguy360, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2011
    Mark my words. This year we see a drop from 32nm to 28nm, only a drop of 4nm. All mobile processors on current tablets are on the 28 or 32nm process right now.... but next year will be much bigger

    Intel has already been contracted to make 14nm mobile processors for Altera on a ARMv8 design. If we see those come out next year, your going to see battery life skyrocket and performance too.

    The jump from broadwell to haswell will be insignificant compared to this. Your going to see tablets getting 15-20 hours with over 100% performance gains.
  2. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
  3. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Tablets are already big. The average person is clueless about chips and power or speed, and they certainly aren't holding out for the next big chip to get better battery life or smoother playing Angry Birds.
  4. macguy360 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2011
    Probably not as big of a jump in the coming years as the jump we will see next year.

    This year we only get an incremental upgrade. Next year is like night and day difference like what we have seen in battery life improvement from Broadwell to Haswell.
  5. ap4lifetn macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    I believe Intel is the only one whose close to 14nm for processors. Other companies are still in the 22nm-32nm range. I think Intel is the only one even shipping 22nm consumer products.

    But keep in mind, haswell and ivy bridge are both at 22nm, but haswell is much more efficient. So nodes are only a part of the story.
  6. cardfan macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2012
    I don't think most consumers even know this stuff. I think it depends moreso when iOS and apps start taking advantage of all this power. Right now, devs have to keep A5 chips in mind.
  7. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    Considering mostly everyone I know has a tablet, I think the big year for tablets has come already.
  8. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    They doubled the speed and completely redesigned it. Next year will be "incremental."

    And Haswell just got implemented in MacBooks. Broadwell hasn't been used by Apple yet.
  9. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    With Apple you're not going to see battery life skyrocket. You're going to thinner devices.
  10. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    this post is neither a repeat from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 nor is it a prediction of posts to come in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    as others said, tablets have already hit that point. I do not even own a personal PC anymore b.c of tablets. I have a laptop for work, but never use it at home
  12. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States

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