From the iPad 2's supposed launch date of February 2011 to the list of features like a front facing camera for video calling, a USB port as well as new display and touch technology, the past few weeks have been filled with iPad 2 rumours. And it looks like we're not done yet.
A new rumour which started doing the rounds today is the inclusion of a dual-core processor, specifically a pair of 1Ghz Cortex A9 cores. The jump to a dual-core processor will allow Apple to directly compete with RIM’s Playbook as well as Motorola’s Android based tablet. According to Cnet, a research note released by Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw had this to say, “Apple is on track to refresh the iPad by March and iPhone by late summer. A key component upgrade across these platforms will be a dual-core processor featuring a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores.”
If the rumours are true, multi-tasking will be a breeze on the new iPads. The iOS will have to be re-configured to take full advantage of the processors though and with the Playbook release date also set for March 2011, the battle of the tablets is just hotting up.