Next iPad Likely to Integrate Gyroscope Component

Posted on August 11, 2010 by

Apple is likely to integrate a three-axis gyroscope in the next iPad, according to a UBM TechInsight analyst.

From MacNN:

The company allegedly tested a component from InvenSense, however the production model is likely to use a similar component from STMicroelectronics.

An iPad teardown revealed an empty 24-pad spot next to an STMicro accelerometer, according to an EE Times report. The empty spot could have fit a three-axis gyro offered by InvenSense. Engineers also found similarities in the signal paths of the iPhone 4’s gyro and the empty spot on the iPad.

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