Although Apple announced their next generation iPad in San Francisco some time back, there is still information about this device that keeps coming forward. Today, we’ve seen signage that confirms the 8AM local time launch of the device this Friday, March 16th and now we’re learning a little more about the innards of this device.
On the positive side, Apple fans will be pleased to hear that the new iPad will be faster then any of the earlier models that have come before it. This information was brought forward through benchmarking studies which showed that the iPad 3 has an A5X SoC which has a clock speed set at 1GHz. Although this may be the on the same level as the second generation iPad, what makes the new iPad faster is the fact that there is more memory, 1GB RAM to be exact. From a user perspective, having more RAM in the device should allow for a better experience both in terms of speed and smoothness. This should be even more noticeable when streaming videos with the additional RAM hopefully reducing some of the jitters. In addition to this, the A5X is also a quad core video processor and this will work to the tablets advantage when it comes to video playback.
Generally speaking, when Apple announces their devices, they are speaking to the general public that is more interested in how the new device will benefit them over an earlier model. As such, it’s very rare to hear Apple talk about processor speeds, RAM and all the other fine details of a device. Instead, Apple will focus on the overall features of the device, so for all the geeks out there that like to compare different devices, it is nice to have some more information about the hardware components that go into making an iPad 3.