Apple devices to be running on Quad core processors soon, show iOS 5.1 beta

According to some tasty tidbits found in the architecture of the iOS 5.1 beta just recently let out to developers, Apple may already be playing with some really powerful hardware for their next-gen mobile devices. The iPad 3 is already rumored to hold a Quad-Core processor, so the leak may not be that off target.

In the located files, single-core A4s are referred to as “/cores/core.0″ while dual-core A5s are “/cores/core.1.” A new listing, “/cores/core.3,” is popping up which, if you start counting with zero, indicates a CPU with four cores.