iPhone 5 / iPad 3 price decided by Qualcomm Gobi Chip?
News of Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 3 devices has been hot news for some time, despite an iPad 2 arriving March 2011 and the iPhone 4S in October. Here at Phones Review we have on occasion asked our readers whether both Apple devices are actually needed with sales of both current devices still doing extremely well.
Today with the iPhone 5 rumoured to be announced in the summer months and the iPad 3 destined to arrive at an event next week on March 7th, more news has filtered through in relation to the devices’ processors and possible chipsets. According to planetinsane.com, the inclusion of Qualcomm Gobi Chipsets (fifth gen) may be an option for both the phone and tablet, with current rumours still standing by the use of either a two core A6 processor, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core or even a four core.
Just recently we also gave you speculated news that both Apple devices may come packed with an A5X processor instead of the A6. Benefits to using the single Gobi chipset is that it supports TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, TDD and LTE on FDD networks, together with the benefit of GPS working with HSPA+ and EV-DO, therefore making it the perfect consideration for the support of 4G LTE.
Therefore if the one Gobi chipset is used, this will make Apple production far easier with a number of carriers being able to jump on board. Cost will then be saved on production, with the added benefit of being able to keep both the iPhone 5 and iPad devices at a reasonable price along with future device costs being kept to a minimum.
What are your thoughts?