Though the claim comes from one of the more notoriously inaccurate sources, DigiTimes, the possibility is worth noting as Samsung's Exynos 4 architecture is rumored to be involved.
The Chipworks teardown of the A7 chip in Apple's latest iPhone, the 5s, shows not only the announced 64-bit CPU, but also the not-so-public arrival of a quad-core GPU.
The 5S is the first iPhone to pack quad-core graphics silicon. This gives the 64-bit chip plenty of horsepower for games.
Images purportedly showing iPad 3 diagnostic info show Apple's next tablet will sport a quad-core A6 processor.
This refurbished HP offers ample horsepower for the majority of home and small-business users.
Apple's A7 appears to be a dual-core design, bucking a quad-core trend in the Android world. But two cores provide plenty of horsepower, says Anandtech.
According to conjecture from Linley Gwennap, senior editor at Microprocessor Report, Apple's next-generation mobile processor, the A6 chip, should be quad-core but only available in iPads.
A quad-core Apple chip powering the iPad 3 is not moral certainty. Here are some reasons why.
This refurbished 15.6-inch Pavilion packs a little more power than most laptops priced under $400.
Apple is upping the number of processor cores in its A series of chips, according to a 9to5Mac report. That means faster iPhones and iPads in the future.