“Apple’s iPad 2 will feature a better quality display, faster chips, separate CDMA and GSM versions, iPod touch-like dual cameras, and vendors will produce 4.5 to 5 million units in the first quarter, according to a new report from Taiwan,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider
“Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities has prepared a report indicating that iPad 2 won’t get higher resolution screen this year, using the same 1024×768 of the original iPad,” Dilger reports. “‘iPad 2 will use [ARM] Cortex-A9 dual core processor running at 1.2GHz. Increasing 1~2% single core processor clock results in a 3~5% power increase and dual core could get a better balance between computing power and power consumption. That’s the reason why Apple will use dual core for iPad 2.’ As expected, the report also states ‘iPad 2 will also have a GPU using Imagination’s SGX543 dual core graphics technology which is 200~300% powerful than iPhone 4.'”
Dilger reports, “RAM is also on the rise, the report says. ‘For making full use of GPU upgrading advantage, iPad 2 needs bigger memory bandwidth. So iPad 2 has 512MB RAM, same as iPhone 4 and twice as much as iPad 1, but running at higher clock 1,066 MHz for getting bigger memory bandwidth (iPhone 4 memory clock is 800 MHz).'”
Full article, with more predictions about iPad 2’s connectivity, cameras, and more, here.