Nooooooooo, say it isn’t so! According to sources who spoke to The Verge, tomorrow’s iPad 3 release isn’t going to feature a quad-core processor, despite rumors to the contrary.
The source is “adamant” that both the iPad 3 and the new Apple TV will be released with the A5X processor, which is a dual-core system-on-a-chip with a more powerful GPU than the current A5.
Instead, that A6 chip is supposedly reserved for the next generation iPhone, which is slated for release at some point this year (our bets are on June or October).
What will the iPad come with? The Verge’s source says that the Retina Display is a sure thing (duh) and that along with the A5X processor, there will be upgraded RAM and several different LTE options for both Verizon and AT&T.
Of course, that rumor goes both ways, and several other “sources” believe the new iPad will be quad-core. We’ll know for sure tomorrow, so make sure to tune in to PadGadget where we’ll be covering the news as it happens.