Cracking open the Apple iPad 3G

Apple iPad 3G: CPU, RAM, and other chips

With the EMI shield removed, we can see the core of the iPad 3G. As on the iPad Wi-Fi, we find the 1GHz Apple A4 processor, two Samsung NAND flash memory chips, the Broadcom I/O controller, and chips from Texas instruments and NXP.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...