Apple's iPad 2 May Sport a Dual-core Processor

From the iPad 2's supposed launch date of February 2011 to the list of features like a front facing camera for video calling, a USB port as well as new display and touch technology, the past few weeks have been filled with iPad 2 rumours. And it looks like we're not done yet.

Awesome multi-tasking...here we come

A new rumour which started doing the rounds today is the inclusion of a dual-core processor, specifically a pair of 1Ghz Cortex A9 cores. The jump to a dual-core processor will allow Apple to directly compete with RIM’s Playbook as well as Motorola’s Android based tablet. According to Cnet, a research note released by Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw had this to say, “Apple is on track to refresh the iPad by March and iPhone by late summer. A key component upgrade across these platforms will be a dual-core processor featuring a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores."

If the rumours are true, multi-tasking will be a breeze on the new iPads. The iOS will have to be re-configured to take full advantage of the processors though and with the Playbook release date also set for March 2011, the battle of the tablets is just hotting up.


Published Date: Dec 27, 2010 11:18 am | Updated Date: Dec 27, 2010 11:18 am