DigiTimes Research speculates Apple is planning to launch an upgraded 9.7" iPad in the first quarter of 2011, as well as a 7" iPad with an IPS panel with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Both tablets are expected to adopt a new ARM Cortex-A9-based processor.
Apple is set launch an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad adopting a new ARM Cortex-A9-based processor and 512MB RAM in the first quarter of 2011. Meanwhile, the company 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.
As for the CDMA iPhone, Pegatron Technology is expected to start mass production in December and will supply to both US-based Verizon Wireless and China-based China Telecom. The CDMA iPhone's back plate will be forged from metal materials and will feature an integrated antenna, according to Digitimes Research.