If you’re in the market for a new iPad 2, pay attention! As Chipworkds reported last month, Apple’s put an updated 32nm A5 processor into the new Apple TV and the iPad 2. More specifically, the iPad 2.4.

Compared to the previous 45nm A5 chip found in the iPad 2, the new chip comes in almost 42% smaller. And now AnandTech has the scores to prove that the new, smaller chip is much more efficient than its predecessor, particularly in the battery department.

Apparently you can expect to see an 18% improvement when playing video, 15.8% improvement when web browsing and 29% improvement when playing power hungry games compared to the old iPad 2.

How can you get your hands on one of these iPad 2.4s? Well, reports say they’re rather thin on the ground right now. And unfortunately, the only way to tell if you’ve got one is by turning it on and peering at the system information.

So, you’ll either have to take your chances or wait for the new stock to fully replace the old.

[Via The Verge]

iPad 2’s new 32nm A5 processor improves battery life originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 04 May 2012 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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