iPad 2.0 has been a rumor since January 2011 ago. There are so many speculations around, including when it will be released, what the new features on it, how it will look like, etc. I’ve been reading a lot of rumors, news, and informations about it. Even iPad 2 is still a mistery, it’s interesting to see the speculation about what’s new on iPad 2.0 especially on its features. These are the new feature speculations of iPad 2.0 that I’ve collected from a lot of websites:
1. New Processor
iPad 2.0 will use a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor. It’s claimed by Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities. The processor itself will be manufactured by samsung.
2. New Graphic Processor
iPad 2.0 will use a PowerVR SGX543 which deliver performance of 35 million polygons per second and a filtrate of 1 billion pixels per second when running at 200 MHz. It’s works better than the previous graphic processor on iPad, PowerVR SGX 535 which only deliver 28 million polygons per second and filtrate only 500 million pixels when running on the same clock speed.
PowerVR SGX543 will optimize the iPad graphic performance because it’s support multicore configurations and it’s support for the apple backed OpenCL specification that allows application to harness untapped potential of iPad CPU and GPUs.
3. New RAM
iPad 2 predicted will use 512MB of RAM with 1,066 MHz clock speed. It will make iPad 2 run faster than iPad 1 because it has twice bigger RAM than iPad 1.
4. New Camera
iPad 2.0 will host two cameras, one low-res front-facing camera and the other is one low-res back camera. It will make iPad 2.0 improved in photostream, MobileMe gallery and image editing tools on iPad 2.0.
5. The Display
iPad 2.0 will use lighter and thinner display than iPad 1. Here is the difference between iPad 1 and iPad 2 display characteristics:
iPad 1 display: 153.2 grams in weight and 20.1 cm x 15.2 cm in lenght
iPad 2 display: 143.9 grams in weight and 20.1 cm x 15.2 cm in lenght
iPad 2.0 still use 1,024 x 768 display resolution, same with the current version. The display itself predicted produce by China.
5. NFC or iWallet Plans
Even iPad is bigger in size than iPhone, but there is a speculation that iPad 2 will include NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. With this functionality, you can use iPad 2 for single-pass payments.
6. New Connectivity
iPad 2.0 will use WiFi Only, GSM and CDMA as its primary connectivity. You can also get iPad for Verizon and iPad for AT&T.
7. New Accelerometer or Gyroscope Controls
iPad 2.0 will ise a 3-axis gyroscope as on iPhone 4 has. With the new camera features, it’s not impossible for Apple to build movement based interfaces too.
8. New Mini USB
iPad 2.0 predicted will use mini USB port instead of 30-pin dock connector used in the current version. It will make iPad 2.0 easier to connect with our computer using mini USB cable.
Those are 8 new speculation features on iPad 2.0 that highly predicted will be released on Juny 2011 later. Since it still a mistery and there are so many speculations around, iPad 2 will be the new generation of hi-tech e-reader.