iPad 2 May Get Thinner And Anti-Reflection Screen, 1.2 GHz Dual Core CPU, Double RAM, Cameras & More

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According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from Concord Securities who claims to have knowledge of the components that will be used in
, has revealed that the next generation will not get
-like retina display.
According to him, the second generation iPad will get an anti-reflection screen.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s report, the next generation
The improvement of iPad 2 display, focuses on thickness and anti-reflection, not resolution. iPad 2 display module is 30~35% thinner than iPad 1 and it’s helpful for better form factor. Thanks to anti-reflection, iPad 2 could have better sunlight readable experience and it’s helpful for Apple to compete with Amazon’s fast growing Kindle business.
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.
iPad 2 will also have a GPU using Imagination’s SGX543 dual core graphics technology which is 200~300% powerful than iPhone 4.
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).
iPad 2 adds one new CDMA model and it could bring more market share to Apple . Project IDs of Wi-Fi, GSM and CDMA iPad 2 models are different. GSM iPad will use Infineon chip and CDMA iPad will use Qualcomm chip.
iPad has two cameras. Front camera is 0.3 mega-pixel [VGA, like iPhone 4] and rear one is 1 mega-pixel [like iPod touch, rather than iPhone 4]. Front camera is for Facetime and Photo Booth and 0.3 mega-pixel is enough because the resolution of iPad 2 is 1,024×768. Rear camera is for applications such as video recording and augmented reality.
Other than the new features and improvements mentioned above, Chou has also mentioned that iPad 2 could come with an SD Card slot but he hasn’t confirmed it.
but it’s the first time we have received information of iPad 2 getting a 1.2 GHz processor and anti-reflection screen.
In the past,
to point out that iPad’s glossy screen is less readable in direct sunlight as compared to Kindle’s e-ink screen, which reads like real paper with no glare. So the anti-reflection screen is probably to take on Amazon’s Kindle.
We can’t wait to see the official tech specs of the next generation iPad? What about you?

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