The iPad Mini might look like a nailed on certainty in the run up to Christmas. But the Apple fanatics at MacRumors think they may have uncovered a new version of the current 10-inch iPad, backing up gossip that such a device could be slipped out before Christmas.
The updated iPad, potentially the iPad 4, has been discovered in app analytics by an anonymous developer. The device is coded iPad 3,6, suggesting it is part of the current iPad family, which is coded iPad 3,1, iPad 3,2 and iPad 3,3.
In digging deeper, MacRumors reckon that this new iPad runs the A6 chip currently found in the iPhone 5. This would represent a major upgrade for the current iPad. Word is that Apple is looking to also incorporate its new lightning connector into the new tablet.
The iPad Mini has a different set of codenames – iPad 2,5 and iPad 2,6 – suggesting that iPad 3,6 could well be an all-new, all-singing, all-dancing edition of Apple’s best selling slate.
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