What to Expect for the iPad 2 – It’s amazing the amount of rumors revolving around the release of the iPad 2 since the year started. This is probably the most anticipated gadget for 2011. But now we know some specifications that will most likely be included in the iPad 2. This official information was provided by Ming-Chi Kuo, a Concord Securities analyst. The information is based on analyzing the parts provided by various companies that manufacture parts for Apple products (including Samsung, Toshiba, and Broadcom).
Expected Specifications of the iPad 2
According to the information provided, the iPad 2 uses the same screen resolution as the previous model (1024 x 768 pixels), but this time it will have anti-reflective technology which allows the screen to be readable even in really bright places (a large advantage when compared with the Kindle). The device will be between 30 and 35% thinner than its predecessor. Other details mentioned indicate that it will have a Cortex-A9 dual-core processor running at 1.2 GHz, which represents a 1-2% increase in processing speed.
The iPad 2 will use a dual-core SGX543 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) from Imagination Technlogies. It will be much more powerful than the previously used. It will also include a card of 512 MB RAM (twice the iPad 1) with a clock speed of 1,066 MHz.
Additional Expected Features of the iPad 2
The device includes two cameras, a 0.3 Megapixel sensor on the front and a 1 Megapixel sensor on the rear. Rear camera is for applications such as video recording and augmented reality. We should note that this cameras are less sophisticated than those already used on the iPhone. Finally, the report states that the production of components has already started and is estimated to produce between 4.5 and 5 million units in the first quarter of the year. The anticipated release of the iPad 2 is rumored to be the first or second Saturday of April.