Under ever-increasing pressure from Intel, AMD has formally announced its yearly refresh of its mobile processors including the A4, A6, A8 and A10.
Apple and Samsung haven't gotten along, which may benefit Intel as it's been looking to play catchup in the mobile processor market.
The GPU powering the South Korean firm's new Exynos 5 Octa was unearthed, revealing fast graphics performance.
Apple has reportedly relegated its bitter foe to a production-only partner while it looks for other chip makers.
Apple is exploring avenues to lessen its dependence on Samsung to manufacture its processors for iOS devices, reports have claimed.
The tablet, named a hereto unseen "iPad3,6" supports the same Apple A6 system-on-a-chip found on the iPhone 5.
In addition to designing its own microprocessor for iOS devices, Apple may be in the chip producing business for Macs one day.