As you may already know, Apple have continued the manufacture of their previous generation iPad, only in 16GB configuration, to allow the iPad in general to be more affordable, for those that don’t have the funds, or simply don’t want the new iPad that was released alongside this revised iPad 2.
Apple have done this in the past, it has been most popular with the iPhones. For example, you can still buy an 8GB iPhone 3GS at the Apple Store, which is 2 generations old, on the other hand, this mobile phone is still a completely capable smartphone for people who want an advanced but affordable mobile. In addition to this, the iPhone 3GS is still able to run Apple’s latest and greatest version of iOS, this is outstanding since some of the latest phones that run android are still only capable of running old software.
Unlike where Apple usually just drop the higher capacity models from the line when a new generation of a product comes out, this time they have decided to revise the processor that is used in this device currently. We know that they haven’t used the newly released A5X, however they have given the A5 processor a revamp. They have used whats called and SoC, which is built on 32nm processes. The target that Apple have gone for on this one is to gain more battery life with this revised 16GB WiFi only model.
On the flip side to this though, we can see already from looking at the specification that there are some major downsides that could cause you not to make the purchase of this device. For example: the 32nm processes means that the processor can only be used in a single core configuration. Many people, organizations and analysis’s believe that this shouldn’t effect the overall performance of this device, however until we can get our hands on it, theres not judgment necessary.
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