The new Ipad uses the same manufacturing process like two years ago - the chip is huge. Everybody but Apple would be out of business Ipad 1 : baseline 45nm Ipad 2 : doubled chip size 45nm Ipad 3 : + 33% 45nm
And Apple is selling it- maybe WS believed manufacturing process / technology does not matter. You repeat the same thing over and over again and people start to believe it. However ARM really lit up a fire under Intel's butt - ARM was the BEST thing that could ever happen to Intel.
The pictures of phony (TriGate) wafers exhibited by Samsung and IBM/GloFo tell more than words can say. Basically it's a confirmation of Intel's approach
Would a 32nm A5X produced a tablet whose surface exceeded skin temperature (32c/89.6F) ? Doubtful, so Apple have already paid a brand damaging price in using the same 45nm LP process for 3 iterations. Where's Samsung's gate-first 32nm HKMG ? They let Apple down !