The cat is out of the bag on the new iPad 2 and iPhone 5 - as a tech news blog has 'concrete information from reliable sources' of what we can expect to see in the latest carnations of Apple's best-selling products.
Over at the Engadget they shed some light on the the most successful tablet to date.
"The iPad 2 isn't nearly as close to launch as some have speculated. Apparently, those case and hardware mockups we've seen are rather early versions, which means we're still months out from a proper introduction."
Expect it to be ready by April - just in time for Apple's annual product cycle. So what about the hardware? According to the online tech site:
"...the thinner, sleeker tablet will sport a new screen technology that is akin to (though not the same as) the iPhone 4's Retina Display and will be "super high resolution". The device will remain at 10 inches but will now feature both front and rear cameras (not a huge surprise), and...
there's an SD slot.
According to Engadget's sources, the iPad 2 will mark Apple's shift from Infineon chips to Qualcomm and feature a dual GSM/CDMA chipset from the San Diego, California-headquartered company.
"It's not clear if the chipset being used will be based on the company's EV-DO / HSPA Gobi variety or an entirely new design. Presumably, the strength of the new dual-mode chipset is that it will allow both Verizon and AT&T to offer the iPad simultaneously."
So on to the iPhone 5; it will be completely redesigned, available in the summer, and feature a Qualcomm chipset.
"..Our understanding is that the new device will be a total rethink from a design standpoint and will be running atop Apple's new A5 CPU (a Cortex A9-based, multi-core chip). This device, like the iPad 2, will feature a Qualcomm chipset that does triple duty as the CDMA / GSM / UMTS baseband processor -- from what we hear there's no LTE in the mix at this point.
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