Back in September we assumed that Apple would follow the industry and put a quad-core processor in its iPhone, but they stuck with the dual-core chip, but did add a 64-bit architecture. It was no surprise that they also gave the iPad Air the same processor, and if what we are hearing is correct, it seems Apple is going to stick with the same amount of cores this year.
No iPad Air 2 quad-core processor – A rumor has come to light suggesting that Apple is to stick with dual-core for both the iPhone 6 and iPad in the upcoming A8 CPU, although they will benefit from a speed bump to at least 2.0GHz. Now some people may find this strange seeing as though rival devices make use of quad-core or even octa-core chipsets.
However, before you ridicule Apple too much, this shows their resolve and is further proof that Apple does not need to follow the trend seeing as though they control everything within the iPhone and iPad, such as hardware and software.
It is no secret that Apple has always been conservative in its hardware in iOS devices, such as not overdoing it on the amount of RAM they use, and so proves that software is still key to performance. We do not wish to take anything away from Android smartphones and tablets, but it does seem as though the likes of Samsung has to overdo it in the hardware department in order to get the best performance in order to overcome some of the software deficiencies, although they still get good results.
Let’s remember one thing though, this is based on a rumor, and so once again we ask that you take this with a grain of salt, although it does make sense to us because why add more cores if it is not needed.
Also See: iTunes 12.0.1 update release notes