iPhone 5 Getting Dual-Core Processor, iPad 2 Getting SD Card Slot?

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Those of you excited about the Verizon iPhone 4 might want to hold out on getting one in order to see what the iPhone 5 has in store. According to the latest batch of rumours, the iPhone 5 will have a new A5 multi-core processor (based on Cortex A9). For graphics,  the iPhone 5 will use the PowerVR SGX543 by Imagination Technologies according to some clues in the iOS 4.3 beta. In terms of connectivity, a Qualcomm chip will handle both CDMA and GSM networks, so no need to worry for a wait, Verizon customers. Sadly, LTE isn’t in the picture so far, but we’ve got our fingers crossed. The launch is expected around sometime this summer.

There’s also the iPad 2, for those wondering what Apple will bring to combat the army of Android devices coming out of the woodwork. We’ve already heard speculation about a 2048 x 1536 screen resolution and twin cameras, but these latest rumours suggest the iPad 2 will have a dedicated SD card slot (shown in the casing shot above), and will have the same dual-mode connectivity as the iPhone 5. The iPad 2 is likely to land in April, and we’re already seeing the likes of Best Buy list models internally for $599.99 and $699.99.

The new info on the iPhone 5 is great and all, but there’s a lot more hinging on the iPad 2′s success. The original iPad popularized the tablet form factor, and now that competitors like RIM, LG, Samsung, and Motorola are catching on, Apple has some territory to defend. iOS 4.3 looks pretty damned cool, with a variety of multitouch gestures which hearkens to the Mac experience, and plugging holes like a front-facing camera for video calling is a no-brainer. I’m curious to see just how much more horsepower these new chips will provide the iPad, and what kind of doors that opens for the rich iOS app environment. I guess we’ll see, eh?

[via Engadget]

Update: Some conflicting information from Chinese manufacturing partners suggests that it’ll be a single-core A8 processor in the iPhone 5, so don’t get your hopes up too high for dual-core. A well done single-core processor could do just as well as an equivalent dual-core processor, but either rumour is pretty nebulous right now.

  • Anonymous

    I think that like always Appel will KILL the scene with its two flagship updates!

    The iPhone 5 will probably have to be 4G. Id be surprised if Jobs doesnt make this happen. That is why i dont reccomend holding off on buying the iPhone 4. I think Apple needs more time to develop the 4G vPhone.

    The Ipad 2 will make all CES craplets appear as if they came out of the 80′s!!!!!!
    Apple will demolish the tablet competition AND look good doing it.

    Yes I am a loyal Apple fan/consumer because when i pay for an Apple product I know what I am getting!!!

    Android is not bad… but it does suck and it is def not Apple!!!!

    • Woolox

      Steve Jobs is one to wait until the bugs are worked out by someone else before he jumps into the ring. I don’t think you will see the “4G” iPhone until 2012 at the earliest. Verizon should be well established in their LTE system by then.

  • Anonymous

    I think that like always Appel will KILL the scene with its two flagship updates!

    The iPhone 5 will probably have to be 4G. Id be surprised if Jobs doesnt make this happen. That is why i dont reccomend holding off on buying the iPhone 4. I think Apple needs more time to develop the 4G vPhone.

    The Ipad 2 will make all CES craplets appear as if they came out of the 80′s!!!!!!
    Apple will demolish the tablet competition AND look good doing it.

    Yes I am a loyal Apple fan/consumer because when i pay for an Apple product I know what I am getting!!!

    Android is not bad… but it does suck and it is def not Apple!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think that like always Appel will KILL the scene with its two flagship updates!

    The iPhone 5 will probably have to be 4G. Id be surprised if Jobs doesnt make this happen. That is why i dont reccomend holding off on buying the iPhone 4. I think Apple needs more time to develop the 4G vPhone.

    The Ipad 2 will make all CES craplets appear as if they came out of the 80′s!!!!!!
    Apple will demolish the tablet competition AND look good doing it.

    Yes I am a loyal Apple fan/consumer because when i pay for an Apple product I know what I am getting!!!

    Android is not bad… but it does suck and it is def not Apple!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think that like always Appel will KILL the scene with its two flagship updates!

    The iPhone 5 will probably have to be 4G. Id be surprised if Jobs doesnt make this happen. That is why i dont reccomend holding off on buying the iPhone 4. I think Apple needs more time to develop the 4G vPhone.

    The Ipad 2 will make all CES craplets appear as if they came out of the 80′s!!!!!!
    Apple will demolish the tablet competition AND look good doing it.

    Yes I am a loyal Apple fan/consumer because when i pay for an Apple product I know what I am getting!!!

    Android is not bad… but it does suck and it is def not Apple!!!!

  • Ses84

    Is it really likely that Verizon and Apple are going to release the iPhone 4 in February and then turn around and release the 5 in June/July? I could see them staggering the releases of the GSM networks and CDMA. That would help them handle increased production schedules and give them time to work on a LTE version for Verizon around December maybe. It would piss me off if I buy one in a month just to see a new one five months later. Especially with Verizon’s new reduced upgrade schedules.

    • Woolox

      Verizon needed to get the iPhone 4 out to keep subscribers from getting tired of waiting and going to AT&T and Apple needed to get it out to stave off potential iPhone users from going to Android. It makes more sense to have all the iPhones on the same cycle of production.

  • Kidmecha

    2048 x 1536 no way that panel alone would cost $400 on anything as small as 13″ and that’s probably not even IPS so the viewing angles would be terrible. Plus Apple charges up the ass for their products its no where going to be near $700 with that crazy resolution.

    Dual-core iPad and iPhone is actually realistic.

    I would get an iPhone or iPad if I didn’t have to pay so much and have my life revolve around iTunes

  • Anonymous

    Expanding storage and the freedom of app choice that apple will never give us. If you’ve created an app good enough, you have to apply for apple with the allowing to appear in mac walled garden, like ifunia mod video converter. http://www.ifunia.com/mod-converter-mac.html

  • http://myblog.sytes.net Junior

    The iphone doesn’t need dual core processor, because it doesn’t handle so many process at time, if the iphone gets dual core it could be because iOS will become real multitasking OS.

    And the SD card for Ipad, would be very nice, but it would imply the iOS new functionality that was absent since the beginning: File Handle or File Explorer

    Also the SD cards it something apple haven´t use it even in laptops so why could they use it in the ipad?

    The way that apple thinks is, I sell you a Ipod/Ipad with 16 GB if you want more GB you need to buy me a new device, which is better for apple, but worst for custumer, but it is how apple has done his fortune.

    The only posibble use of a SD card is because maybe they are going to “invent” the iCard or iSD card, which would be exactly the same as an SD card, but with a apple in the back, a firmware that make it works with the ipad and more expensive, but they will be very sure they cards are X times faster that the others.

    Any way, apple knows how to sell new products, or at least make us believe they are new and want them.

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