iSmashPhone Artist's Interpretation of What the A5 Chip May Look Like
A while back we heard rumors about the hardware in iPad 2. It's going to feature a Qualcomm Chipset that will allow it to run on both GSM and CDMA networks. We also heard rumors that it would be getting much, much faster, thanks to the A5 processor. Today, a source for website Apple Insider, has reaffirmed those rumors by saying they are pretty on. The A5 is a multi-core processor, and successor to Apple's A4, which powers the current line of iOS devices (iPad, iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 4 and the Apple TV 2G).
What's interesting about the A5 is that it may be an indication of 1080p HD video coming to the full line of iOS devices (in this case it would be the iPad 2, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G and Apple TV 3G). It also lends credibility to the rumors of a higher-resolution display on the iPad. Though initial reports mentioned the Retina display, it seems a little more likely that the iPad 2 will simply have a very high-resolution display that comes close, but doesn't meet the pixel density of the Retina display. What Apple decides to officially call the screen on the iPad 2 is yet to be seen.