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iPad2 and iPhone5 are coming – Apple A5 chip in the works


With all the news surrounding the possible iPad2 and iPhone5 these past few weeks, it’s usually pretty safe to say that we should expect an announcement from Apple sometime this spring or summer regarding at least some of these rumors. Until that happens however, we’ll keep bringing it out. The latest is from the AppleInsider which claims that the A5 chip, the successor to the A4 which we find in the iPad and iPhone4, is currently being worked on and specs show it’s going to be 4 times more powerful than the A4.

The A4 (SGX535) GPU is a single core unit, however AppleInsider claims that Apple is moving into dual-core chip technology with the A5. This makes sense as Apple is about innovation, and doesn’t normally like to be left behind. Android dual-core smartphones and tablets launched at CES are starting to make their way to the market already, so Apple needs to do something fast to keep things fresh.

If they use the A5 dual-core technology in the iPad2 for example, this would make the retina display at 2048 x 1536 screen more and more real, as it would have the power to produce the video performance. We’ll have to wait and see.

[Source - Engadget]

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  1. Reports on 9to5Mac indicate that the faceplate of the next version of Apple’s smartphone will feature a larger display to match that of rivals with four-inch display.

  2. Thuyvt says:

    Oh nice, thanks for your information!