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An analyst from Concord Securities is claiming to have knowledge of some of the upcoming iPad 2 components in their latest research note. According to Ming-Chi Kuo as reported by AppleInsider, the iPad 2 display will not get a higher resolution display as some have hoped.

Instead, the iPad 2's screen improvements will focus on thickness and anti-reflection. The screen is said to be 30-35% thinner and also offer a better sunlight reading experience due to the anti-reflective properties.

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.

It's hard to tell where this information is sourced. Some pieces have been reported, but some specifics (1.2GHz, anti-reflective screen) seem to be unique information.

Article Link: iPad 2 Screen Thinner, Anti-Reflective, 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU?
 

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Still a day 1 purchase for me.
 
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When do you think it'll be released?
 
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commander.data

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The thing about these specs are that they seem to be very reasonable from a cost and manufacturing capability perspective. The specs are a definite improvement over the current iPad and fairly in line with what some Android tablets are looking to come out with throughout this year. Apple usually distinguishes their products through industrial design and usability rather than raw specs so that's probably what they are going to do here.
 
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archdelux

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I'm glad it will be dual core.. but I think that, like most Apple updates, it will be disappointing & outdated on day 1 (but great for business)...
 
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HuggyLowDown

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I wasn't planning on upgrading to the iPad 2, but a bigger processor means bigger and better apps, right? Like an app with better graphics or something like that?

Then would the original iPad not be able to run those kind of apps?
 
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Mal

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oh shoot , does thinner glass mean more prone to cracking/shatter?

Didn't say thinner glass, so I wouldn't assume that. However, like a laptop (or for that matter anything else you care about), don't drop it! The current screen can be broken too, although it's fortunately fairly sturdy.

jW
 
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Roessnakhan

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Wish the back camera would have AF element like the iPhone, opposed to the AE of the iPod touch, but the added RAM is definitely a plus (albeit expected).
 
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Yamcha

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Great to see that it'll have Anti-Reflective screen.. As far as thin goes, I don't know if thats good or bad.. I don't know why Apple is obsessed with making things so thin.. Thin doesn't necessarily always mean its a good thing.. I think holding onto a tablet becomes harder when its thinner..
 
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leesmith2

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It's not about making it thinner, it's about making it LIGHTER. If you got to look at a consumer survey of people who bought a Nook or Kindle over an iPad, the iPad's weight, screen glare and price would almost certainly top the list of strikes against it.
 
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alphaod

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Yeah okay. The analysts need to predict something or they won't have a job, right?
 
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