We’ve been hearing a lot about the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 heading up to Apple’s launch of its sequel. Now Engadget is reporting that the device will have a Qualcomm GSM/CDMA chipset, so it can easily support multiple carriers with the same design. The site is also reiterating what we’ve heard elsewhere. The iPad will be slimmer than its predecessor (the image they obtained confirms it), sport a higher-resolution display, and feature an SD card slot.
Moving on to the iPhone 5, Engadget says it will be a completely redesigned handset boasting a superfast A5 chip (based on a Cortex A9). This tech will allow the device to handle 1080p video, like Nvidia’s Tegra 2. Unfortunately, LTE might be left out of the iPhone 5, which would be a major bummer (if not a dealbreaker) for both Verizon and AT&T customers. We hope that’s not the case.