Another Image Leaked Showing iPad 3 Logic Board with “A5X” Processor

Submitted by lalit on February 19, 2012 - 1:39pm.

Today is turning out to be a major iPad 3 rumors day with clear back panel images leaked earlier and now the logic board pic showing the new A5X processor. A forum post on Chinese website WeiPhone shows an image of claimed iPad 3 logic board that has and “A5X” processor.

This is very interesting because previously it was rumored that Apple will be using new quad core A6 processor in iPad 3. However, if this image is real (and it looks very real) that would mean that Apple is going to use souped up version of the current A5 processor rather that completely new A6 processor.

Also, according to MacRumors, the date code “1146” on A5X processor indicates that the chip was manufactured in 46th week of 2011, which corresponds to week of November 14-20. Other things visible on the logic board are two 16GB Hynix flash chips and an Apple branded power management chip.

iPad 3 rumor mill is heating up indicating that iPad 3 launch is nearing. It will be interesting so see what Apple has up its sleeve for iPad 3.