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Concord Securities Analyst Reveals iPad 2 Components

Written on January 31, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Ming-Chi Kuo just unveiled iPad 2's components. The iPad 2 will have a better quality display, faster chips, separate CDMA and GSM versions, and iPod touch-like dual cameras. Excited already?

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst from a Taiwan-based E-trade Solutions company, Concord Securities, reported what the next generation will look like. According to him, the 2 won’t get a Retina Display this year. However, the improvement of 2’s display will focus on thickness and anti-reflection. The main reason 2 will not have a retina display is because of the panel making’s yield rate. Manufacturing high-resolution IPS/FFS panel is not easy, and the production volume and cost couldn’t meet ’s requirements.

It is also reported that the next generation iPad will have better processing power, graphics, RAM and memory access. The sports 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core, Imagination’s SGX543 dual core graphics card , and 512MB RAM that runs at 1,066MHz clock. This faster, better and stronger iPad 2 will give the device more advantage for the upcoming war.

In addition to this, the next generation iPad will have a CDMA model instead of world-mode version. That said, iPad 2 will have a CDMA version that will use Qualcomm chip, while the GSM iPad 2 will house Infineon. It is possible that a SD card slot will be present., but it is not yet confirmed. More over, iPad 2 is reported to have two cameras (front and rear), with shared with iPod touch rather than iPhone 4.

It is also stated in Ming-Chi Kuo’s report that Foxcon will be the iPad 2’s sole maker, with production starting this month. Therefore, it is expected that there will be 4.5 to 5 million available units of for the first quarter of 2011. And it is likely that the iPad 2 will hit the street in late March or early April of this year.

Gadg promises to keep you posted for more iPad 2 updates, so don’t forget to check our site more often.

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