Just checked back on the iphone 6 presentation.
A8 is 25% faster CPU performance and up to 50% faster GPU performance than A7.
A8X is 40% faster CPU and up to 250% faster GPU versus A7.
"Look how thin it is because it is the only new thing we can do."
Which vendors are shipping large numbers of tablets larger than the iPad Air?
I can't believe there are some people already commenting how they were expecting more. Come on.. This is a huge update! The A8X is ridiculously powerful over the A7, Touch ID, awesome cameras, anti-reflective screen, better value for 64 and 128GB. And 6.1mm, is seriously insanely thin. I knew they'd make it thinner (the first thing I noticed with my iPad Air is the obvious gap between the screen and cover glass), but never expected 6.1mm thin! Even if you aren't a sucker for thin design, you cannot deny that a 1.4mm jump reduction in one year, from what was the thinnest iPad ever, is amazing.
ericthehalfbee wrote: »
Holy crap. 3 billion transistors on the A8X. 40% faster CPU and 2.5x faster GPU.
An even better upgrade for those of us still with the original iPad 1!!
I'm sure Anand already got his hand on it
This is a nice improvement over the first air, but for the price, i'll just stick with what I have.
smalm wrote: »
I'm sure Anand already got his hand on it 8-)
1983 wrote: »
Definitely more impressive than the lacklustre iPad mini 3, but no 3x display upgrade - I was really hoping for that as the A8x can handle it. So 3x res solely for a future larger screened iPad Pro/Plus maybe?
No NFC, meaning no store purchases. Why, Apple?
Because paying with an iPad in a store is fucking ridiculous.
lundkeman wrote: »
Under the notes for wifi - cellular version, it says unit comes with an Apple sim card that works with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Verizon user will need a sim from Verizon. And that the Apple sim can be used by other over seas carriers that participate, or use their own sim. This seems to indicate that buying a cellular enabled version will be compatible globally. Not sure if the China version will be different.
I'm definitely getting one tomorrow! I haven't decided on 64 GB vs 128 Gb, we'll see.
Basically, all of the things that I wanted were included, so I guess I'm happy.
melgross wrote: »
I haven't been there yet today, but they didn't have the phones early, so I figure they don't have this either. But I'm sure they were there today, so they will at least have an impression of how it feels in use, as should ArsTechnica.
the camera in our devices is perhaps the most exciting thing about them, especially for normal consumers. the camera defines how we see, and how we remember, the world around us.