Apple’s A4 and A5 chips used in the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are made by Samsung, and Samsung is rumored to be developing a fast 2GHz dual-core processor for mobile devices.
With no expected date of arrival for the iPad 3 this can only be speculation.
TouchReviews has picked up on a report on the South Korean web portal Daum, which quotes an unnamed “high-ranking official” at electronics giant Samsung as saying, “We are planning to release a 2Ghz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year. This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.”
A 2Ghz dual-core processor would significantly boost the current spec of the iPad 2, which operates with a 1Ghz dual-core processor. That’s already a big improvement over the original iPad, with many reviewers commenting on the improved speed performance of the latest tablet.