Apple’s next iPad will arrive in 2011 and sport a 9.7-inch screen and Cortex-A9 based CPU, according to DigiTimes Research (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100809VL202.html).
The iPad will reportedly have 512MB of RAm and see the light of day in the first quarter of 2011. Apple will also launch a 7-inch iPad using the Cortex-A9 processor and an IPS panel with a resolution of 1024×768, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo.
The research group is also forecasting Verizon iPhones and new Apple TVs. DigiTimes Research says the Verizon CDMA iPhone will arrive early next year and will feature an integrated antenna.
As for the Apple TV, the research group says it will use AMD’s Fusion and not include a hard drive. It will use the iOS, support social networking sites and network multimedia, per DigiTimes, which says production will start in December.
AMD’s Fusion — due next year — delivers CPU and GPU capabilities for HD, 3D and data-intensive workloads in a single-die processor called an APU (accelerated processing unit). It will purportedly combine general processor execution as well as 3D geometry processing and other functions of modern GPUs into a single package.