Their debuts are likely a few months off, but details on Apple's next version of the iPhone and iPad have begun to emerge.
Various sources have reported the details on Apple's next batch of products including Apple Daily from Hong Kong and Engadget, an American technology blog.
Qualcomm, the San Diego based chip manufacturer, will play a major role in the next iPhone and iPad. The latest iPhone will come with the A5 CPU (a Cortex A9-based, multi-core chip), designed by Qualcomm. The Qualcomm processor will come with CDMA / GSM / UMTS capability. This move to Qualcomm means Apple is shifting away from Infineon, its long-time supplier of chipsets.
The new processor will likely also be in the iPad 2, where it would run simultaneously with the ARM Cortex A9 general-purpose processor. The new iPad will be released likely in April, and not any time soon according to Engadget. It will be thinner and sleeker. More importantly, it will come with new screen technology, similar to what Apple did with Retina Display and the iPhone 4. It will be 10 inches, have front and rear cameras and an SD slot.
AppleTV, which has grown in popularity over the past year, will also get the new A5 processor. The processor is said to be four times faster than the current one.