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The A6 is not a Cortex A15 variant, so how could the iPhone 6 and iPad 5 [b]remain[/b] on a Cortex A15 variant?   The A6 is an all-new ARMv7s architecture core that Apple designed.  It is not a variant of Cortex A9 or A15.  Google "anandtech.com a6 apple" for more info.

 

Perhaps if you read my other posts you might realize that I elected to use "A15 variant" because I got bored of writing "A15 class" every time.  The fact that is isn't an Cortex A15 supports my thesis that Apple could have a 64 bit A7 before the rest of the industry have actual A50 implementations in 2014.  Which you might have realized if you were reading for comprehension rather than reading for gotchas.  

 

The real issue is whether Apple's team can get their new designs implemented on an annual release cycle...if they can then FIRST gets a $10 donation.  If not, someone else does.

post #122 of 129
I got an iPad mini for my daughter last week. I'm gonna eat crow for saying this but I'm starting to think it may be nicer than my full sized iPad. Still not completely sure but been leaning towards getting another one for myself. Damn it.
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post #123 of 129
Originally Posted by jragosta View Post
Just as I don't understand people who can't understand that hardware evolves and who can't understand that there's room for two different sizes of iPads.

 

I think there's plenty of "room". Upward. 

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #124 of 129
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I think there's plenty of "room". Upward. 

 

You have to realize that is just your personal preference. The Mini looks like a massive hit. My expectation is that it will outsell the full size iPads.

 

Also consider that having a smaller iPad allows Apple more room to increase the size of the full size iPad. When they were trying to do the one size fits all product they had to keep the size down to manageable for everyone.

post #125 of 129
Originally Posted by Snowdog65 View Post
Also consider that having a smaller iPad allows Apple more room to increase the size of the full size iPad. When they were trying to do the one size fits all product they had to keep the size down to manageable for everyone.

 

I never expected them to discontinue the 10" iPad… 

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post #126 of 129
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I got an iPad mini for my daughter last week. I'm gonna eat crow for saying this but I'm starting to think it may be nicer than my full sized iPad. Still not completely sure but been leaning towards getting another one for myself. Damn it.

In the end, I ended up with a iPad 4th Gen for myself.
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post #127 of 129
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I got an iPad mini for my daughter last week. I'm gonna eat crow for saying this but I'm starting to think it may be nicer than my full sized iPad. Still not completely sure but been leaning towards getting another one for myself. Damn it.

In the end, I ended up with a iPad 4th Gen for myself.
Good choice. The performance is mighty!
post #128 of 129
Some stuff said here sounds such utter nonsense when people do not say why, when, where or how. My 8" tablet always stays in the drawer at home.
post #129 of 129
..and as to the A15 class, variant nonsense I guess we all just get to make it up as we go along. BTW 64 bit has lots of negatives so if that ever arrives on these small platforms it will be a case of "two steps back, one step forward".
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