Analyst details iPad 2 display, processor, RAM, cameras, and more

“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.


  1. If a 1 megapixel ipod touch rear facing camera is truely what they are putting on iPad 2, then they are giving android tablets another opportunity. Also Apple should offer a 7″ ish ultra portable iPad too, to eliminate the reason some people are buying a Galaxy Tab with more of this size to come.

  2. @nomoremsbs

    You may not have noticed, but Apple does NOT follow the makers of Galaxy Tabs. Steve Jobs has been very clear on why Apple is not going to make a 7″ iPad anytime soon. I think Apple is quite correct to build products on the basis that people want to buy them rather than something that competes with competitor’s product.

    And you spelled ‘truly’ wrong.

  3. The main practical use for a camera on an iPad will be FaceTime and video conferencing- anyone who has used FaceTime on iPhone 4, knows how amazing the image is using it’s front facing camera -the current resolution for video conferencing is great.

  4. My iPhone 4 gets slow during Angry Birds sometimes. Also, during Skype chats when the other person is typing it does not types what I am writing until the other person stops writing.

    I have already reset the iPhone, closed all task and still the same.
    Is the A4 powerful enough? or is there other tweak I can try?

  5. 7″ iPad would require developers to rewrite their apps. Now they would be create 3 versions – one for iPhone, and one for each size of an iPad. Too much fragmentation. Besides look at what Steve Jobs said. It’s not going to happen.

  6. A crap camera is still a crap camera. It’s beneath Apple to put sub-par components in their devices.

    I got an iPod Touch 4 when it came out, hoping that I could sometimes leave cameras/camcorders home. The pictures the iPT4 takes are so bad, it embarrassing.

    If they can’t put a decent component in, then leave it out.
    They put a good camea in the phone.

    (I’m sure there will be plenty of apologists, defending Apple’s stats quo. But I stand by my comment. Sub-par components give Apple a black eye. At least with those who’s interest goes beyond video chat.)

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