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iPad Mini 4 Will Reportedly Support Split View Multitasking

Files within OS X El Capitan indicate that the upcoming iPad mini 4 will support full split view multitasking, suggesting that its internal specs will be on par with the iPad Air 2. Developer Hamza Sood and 9to5Mac first located an OS X El Capitan resource file from the Safari 9 browser that depicts an...

A8X in iPad Air 2 Smokes Google Nexus 9’s Tegra K1 in Graphics Rendering

Kishonti Informatics’ latest GFXBench OpenGL ES 2.0 and 3.0 benchmarks have revealed that Apple's new A8X Application Processor in the iPad Air 2 is not only significantly faster than other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but also smokes Google’s new HTC-built Nexus 9, powered by the Nvidia "Denver" Tegra K1 Application Processor in terms of graphics performance (via...

Benchmarks Suggest A8X CPU in iPad Air 2 has Three Cores, 2GB RAM

According to an alleged benchmark of the new iPad Air 2 published on iphonebenchmark.net (via AppleInsider), the A8X CPU may feature a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM. The source notes that based on Apple's IPSW files available to developers, the benchmark showing a new "iPad5,4” model appears to be a LTE-capable iPad Air 2. Another test published to...

TSMC Reportedly Lands A8X Chip Production Orders for 12.9-inch iPad

Digitimes reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Company (TSMC) has landed chip orders for Apple's forthcoming iPad (Pro?), which will be released sometime next year. Although the source isn't specific about which iPad the chip is for, the early 2015 launch suggests that it is the 12.9-inch iPad, rumoured to launch next year. Currently, the semiconductor company...