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Mass Shipment of iPad 2 Expected on April

Written on January 23, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Does the increase in the number of PCB suppliers hint that iPad 2 is coming anytime soon?

Apple’s iPad 2 remains a big question to everyone. When will it be released and how it looked like remain to be a mystery to everyone. It has been rumored that the device will ship come February or March.

However, there is a new report from Digitimes claiming that Apple’s new tablet will hit “mass shipment stage” by April. Plus Apple has increased their amount of PCB suppliers by more than half, from three to seven adding Compeq Manufacturing, Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE), Meiko and Nan Ya PCB to the mix.

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iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Sport a Dual-Core GPU?

Written on January 18, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"A source familiar with Apple's graphics strategy says the company will not only be upgrading its video core, but also going to multiple cores..."---AppleInsider

We’ve heard rumors that the iPad 2 will be sporting a 2048×1536 high resolution screen, but one big question has somehow emerged. The question is related to the GPU or graphics processing unit that will power up such high resolution. AppleInsider, a site dedicated to report rumors about the Apple products, claims that iPad 2 and probably iPhone 5 will be using a dual-core SGX543 GPU from Imagination Technologies.

As AppleInsider puts it:

“A source familiar with Apple’s graphics strategy says the company will not only be upgrading its video core, but also going to multiple cores, a feature that is designed into the SGX543 design. The most likely configuration of Apple’s next custom chip is reportedly the SGX543MP2, which pairs two SGX543 cores to work as one, offering around four times the capability of the previous A4 in graphics and video tasks.”

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