Apple not ready to release A6 processor could the A5X take its place?
For some time now there have been rumors floating around of the Apple A6 processor to be released with the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3. Newly revealed information and leaked images now suggest that the A6 Chip is not ready to ship. Could this be due to compatibility issues? Well, I don't know. The newest information available is that there is going to be an Apple A5x Processor.
This is not completely impossible, we see these kinds of incremental hardware updates all the time with apple. When the iPhone 3G was released, soon after, rumors of the iPhone 4 began to surface, however, it turned out that they released the iPhone 3Gs first instead. Same for the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. So, as you can see, the release of an A5X processor before the A6 processor makes sense compared to previous Apple releases.
I don't suspect that Apple would hold off on the A6 processor if it was ready, because competition is getting tougher and tougher, instead, I believe the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 will be released with an A5X because of compatibility issues, or battery issues. I guess we will have to wait for apple to announce the new devices before we find out!