Apple Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair believes that they can introduce a most update operating system during in 2011 and Apple plans to launch early a second-generation world iPad that’s thinner and capable of running on cellular networks worldwide, based on one of Qualcomm’s multimode chips.
The next iPad update software will reportedly include a Qualcomm chip that makes it possible to run the 3G version of the tablet-style computer on CDMA and GSM cellular networks and Qualcomm CDMA-GSM chip will enable next-generation tablet to run on most cellular networks in America or U.S., Europe and Asia.
And such a move would make it possible for the devices to run on the cellular networks of the four major American wireless carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless as well as on the networks of carriers in Asia and Europe.
Analyst Brian Blai said, “Recent checks suggest Apple is going to be ratcheting down production of the existing 3G iPad over the next two months in anticipation of ramping up a new World iPad that is powered by Qualcomm and will run on both GSM- and CDMA-based networks around the world.”
Brian Blai also said, his recent Qualcomm channel checks reveal that Apple is preparing to build about 48 million iPads next year and that the devices will be thinner than the current model and it will include at least a front-facing camera and some design adjustments.