At the heart of the new iPad, or more accurately around the edges of that humongous battery, is the motherboard that hosts Apple’s choice of brain power.
The CPU is an A9 chip with 64bit architecture and an embedded M9 co-processor. This is accompanied by 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The same unit can be found in the
iPhone 6s, so there’s plenty of oomph available.
Next to that is the NAND flash storage Apple uses to keep things sprightly. NFC controllers are present to aid the Apple Pay functions, while the WiFi components deliver dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatibility, with MIMO.
Rounding things off is Bluetooth 4.2, plus the accelerometer, barometer and three-axis gyro sensors.
Apple does fit a lot into those slim packages.
If all this seems tempting then you can
order the new iPad directly from Apple today.
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