More iPad 2 specifics: thinner, anti-reflective screen, RAM boost

The iPad 2 is coming soon and is likely to be announced this coming March. Whether the name iPad 2 will be used or if Apple will change it remains to be seen. But more details are emerging about the next generation device, the latest being more information about the screen.

There has been much debate on whether or not the iPad 2 will have a Retina style display and if so, what resolution will it be? A more believable report comes to us from an analyst at Concord Securities. The analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo says the next generation iPad will have a thinner, anti-reflective screen, increased RAM and a faster processor.

The report also claims that the next iPad will use a Cortex A9 dual core processor running at 1.2GHz, as well as Imagination Technologies’ SGX 543 dual-core GPU. The iPad 2’s RAM will also see a much needed boost to 512MB, equal to the iPhone 4. The iPad 2 is also expected to use the same lower quality front and back cameras found in the iPod Touch.

As Apple Insider notes, some of this is new information but plausible. The battery is one of the largest components in the iPad and powers the device for a full 10 hours. Beefing up the processor and RAM will require more power and a slightly larger battery. To keep the iPad’s size down, slimming the screen and consolidating the logic board would be an obvious design move by Apple.

Tanner Godarzi
Tanner is tech-savvy with an eye for great content who is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of California—Orange County. Tanner has been a freelance Blogger and Social Media consultant for over 4 years and contributed content for O'Reilly's "Big Book Of Apple Hacks." Tanner has blogged for industry notables such as Hadley Stern for Apple Matters, C.K. for Obsessable and gave insight about Social Media for The Blog Herald. Tanner resides in Huntington Beach and is a cycling enthusiast.


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