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Evidence of iPad 3 Quad-core A6 Processor and LTE Connectivity Appears

With the entire tech world placing bets on the specifications of the soon to be released iPad 3, now a new report comes with some intriguing 'proof'.

Jonathan S. Geller from BGR yesterday published some images purportedly showing the output from an iPad 3 using a development and debug tool called iBoot. The photos, if genuine, give important clues about the highly anticipated Apple tablet.

Apparently, we are going to see two iPad 3 models, that appear on the document as J1 and J2 (iPad3,1 and iPad3,2). Not completely different devices, but rather one iPad 3 will offer only support for Wi-Fi, while the other one will deliver Wi-Fi and embedded GSM/CDMA/LTE for all carriers, the report suggests. This is confirmation of a rumour published a while ago by DigiTimes, the Taiwanese website with a good track record when it comes to Apple devices.

Another revelation of great interest to analysts and Apple fans alike is related to the third generation iPad's processor. The new 'evidence' points towards a new quad-core A6 chip, which has the model number S5L8945X; the Apple A4 had model number S5L8930X and the A5 was S5L8940X. This would of course make the upcoming Apple tablet the fastest iOS device yet.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.