The news about Apple's new A7 chip for the iPad Air just seems to keep getting better and better. According to benchmark tests performed by Geekbench (and reported by Cult of Mac), the new 64-bit chip allows Apple's newest tablet to reach 80 percent performance boosts over fourth generation iPad.
“The new iPad” has arrived, and thanks to months of mostly accurate rumors, the only real surprise wound up being the name (so much for iPad 3 or iPad HD!). But that doesn’t mean this year’s iPad is perfect -- we’re the sort of users who are always left wanting more.
Word around the campfire has it that Apple's March 7 press event in San Francisco will mark the debut of a third-generation iPad. Given the nature of the event's marketing artwork, it's a sure bet that Tim Cook and his crew will definitely be talking tablets. That said, does anyone have a handle on what we'll see unveiled next week? Nope, but that's never kept anyone from speculating about what Cupertino has in store for the masses in the past, has it?
Earlier this year Apple moved past Sony to become Samsung's biggest customer. However, the relationship status moved to "it's complicated" when Apple began a series of accusations and lawsuits against Samsung for allegedly copying the iPhone and iPad. Now it appears Apple has started seeing other people, and is actively sourcing a new manufacturer to produce the A6 processor beginning in 2012.