Samsung, one of the world’s biggest chip manufacturers and a significant Apple supplier, will be pushing out a new, likely ARM-based, 2GHz dual-core processor in the near future. Rumours are circulating that the iPad 3 could come kitted kitted out with the next-generation CPU, with noises emanating from within the industry suggesting that Apple have been spurred on to include the tech by the news that Samsung is planning to bring 2GHz dual-core processors to devices by next year.
“We are planning to release a 2Ghz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year,” said a Samsung rep this month, in no uncertain terms. “This product will have the data processing capabilities of a regular PC.”
Samsung currently produces Apple’s A4 and A5 chips for the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, which has led a number of industry watchers to speculate that the next version of the iPad will feature the aforementioned 2GHz dual-core CPU.
Samsung produces the iPad 2′s nippy dual-core 1GHz processor, which allows users to get around twice the speed and performance than they were able to from Apple’s first-gen iPad last year.
At the moment, the iPad certainly doesn’t need a 2GHz dual-core CPU, but I’m sure it would be a nice upgrade further down the line.