iPad 1 Processor

The iPad first generation tablet is powered by an Apple A4 Processor. It has an ARM Cortex-A8 chip that can execute two times instructions per clock cycle. This single core CPU clocks at a speed of 800 MHz.

The A4 Processor was originally designed for he iPad 1 but later used on other Apple devices. It is used as the iPhone 4 processor and for the iPod Touch

iPad 1 arm-processor speed type and specs

• Specs Details

Speed 800 MHz
CPU ARM Cortex-A8
Core 1
L1 Cache 32 KB
L2 Cache 640 KB
Designer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Samsung

 

iPad 2 Processor

One of the major hardware improvements of the second-generation iPad is its new processor. Apple replaced the A4 processor and introduced the new A5 processor for the iPad 2. The Apple A5 Processor has a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU. It clocks at a speed of 1GHz. The speed though adjusts dynamically for power saving purposes.

iPad 2 processor

It is expected that this processor will also be used on the next generation iPhone.

• Specs Details

Speed 1 GHz
CPU ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
Core 2
L1 Cache 32 KB
L2 Cache 1 MB
Designer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Samsung