“We got our hands on Apple’s newest tablet, the iPad 2 [WiFi] on March 11, 2011,” iFixit reports.
• Apple 1GHz A5 dual-core processor with a 200MHz bus
• 512 MB of Samsung manufactured LPDDR2 RAM
• 16/32/64 GB internal storage capacity
• 9.7″ LED-backlit glossy Multi-Touch display with IPS technology (1024 x 768)
• HD (720p) Rear-facing camera + VGA Front-facing camera
iFixit reports, “iPad 2’s battery [is] a 3.8V, 25 Watt-hour unit. That’s just a hair more than the original iPad’s 24.8 Watt-hours, so any improved battery performance can be attributed to software and other hardware improvements… The A5 processor has manufacture dates of late January and mid-February 2011. Production was clearly ramping up through the last minute. It looks like the A5 processor is the APL0498, replacing the A4/APL0398 seen in the iPad 1 and iPhones.”
Much more, including all of the teardown photos, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: Here’s a note that we haven’t had to do since the PowerPC days: You cannot compare chip speeds strictly on a numerical basic between differing chip architectures. For example, a 2GHz PowerPC G4 is faster than a 2GHz Pentium 4. Note also, that the amount of RAM required by operating systems differs greatly. For example, Mac OS X can operate on an amount of RAM that would cripple Windows 7ista even further than normal.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dev” for the heads up.]