New iPhone 5 rumors have come to light suggesting that the fabled device will in fact not be offering up the quad-core processor we have all been holding out so diligently for, which if true would also signal the same for the upcoming iPad 3.
According to the latest string of rumors and reports regarding iPhone 5 specs and goodies from deep within the tech industry, while the next-generation Smartphone and of course the iPad 3 are set to be fitted with the highly-anticipated A6 processor, the chip itself may in fact materialize as a dual-core engine, rather than the expected quad-core.
Of course, no official word has yet been offered either way from the proverbial horse’s mouth, but if the iPhone 5 and/or the iPad 3 is indeed brought into the world without quad-core processing power, there will be plenty of Android alternatives offering far more tempting spec-sheets.
With the likes of the HTC Edge and of course the upcoming flagship powerhouse that is the Samsung Galaxy S3, there can simply be no doubting at this stage in the game that quad-core processing power is being seen as the new industry standard for 2012 and could very well have a direct bearing on sales.
Of course, Apple has long been known to champion overall user experience rather than raw power and the iPhone and iPad range has never really come close to the top on paper, therefore while a slightly more modest dual-core chip may do little to entice new fans over from the Android camp, die-hard devotees will most likely continue their loyalty unabated.