The iPad 2rumors continue to abound as we closer to April when a the new iPad 2 will be officially announced. In an recent interview with AppleInsider, the new Apple iPad is going to be using a ARM Cortex A9 1.2 GHZ Dual Core Processor, along with a with Imagination’s SGX543 dual-core graphics.
Not only do we know the graphics and CPU processor the iPad will use, there is more information on the amount of internal RAM as well. According to Ming-Chi-Kuo of Concord Securities has said “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).” However there won’t be a super-high-resolution Retina Display, with the second-gen iPad sticking to 1024 x 768.”
So it looks like the iPad will have slimmer display and will focus on Anti-Reflection and not a tremendous increase in resolution. Since the new display looks to be 33% thinner it looks like the iPad can try and bite more into the Amazon Kindle dominated business of e-reading.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.