Apple’s next ipad Chip
ARM A9. That could very well be the chip inside the next version of the iPad.
“The Cortex-A9 MPCore processor provides the ability to extend peak performance to unprecedented levels while also supporting design flexibility and new features to further reduce and control the power consumption at the processor and system level.”
Given this, I feel happy to speculate that the future ARM-based processor will also see Apple introduce us to a far less limited form of multi-tasking than the current iteration, as multi-core devices are intrinsically more capable of handling multiple concurrent tasks — and demand little power to do so, (less than you’d expect.)