Ipad 4 (speculation)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xelaetaks, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Was just thinking - what do you guys think the iPad 4 might bring?

    I'm actually asking cause from using the iPad 3 I can't see them topping the retina display. As an iPad 2 owner now having upgraded to the iPad 3 I can definetely tell the screen is way crisper.

    Do you think the iPad 4 will bring something new to the table or a new design maybe?

    Even tho it's a year away it could be fun to speculate. Just wondering what people think. :apple:
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    Wow. Just enjoy your 3 dude, the thought of the 4th hasn't even crossed my mind.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    New form factor and more of an OS X style OS.

    Senseg's texture touch screen technology would be amazing, but unlikely.
  4. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    • iPad
    • iPad 2
    • the new iPad
    • the newest iPad
  5. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    You mean the new new ipad?

    I'm skipping that one...waiting on the new new new iPad!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Slightly better processor

    FaceTime HD.

    That's it.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    They need to fix the overheating issue as top priority.
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Over heating issue? There is just a heating up issue (which isn't an issue, it's normal for electronics) not an OVER heating issue.

    For OP, get a hobby the i3 just came out a week ago.
  9. sal
    macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2007
    Overheating issue = myth

    Anyways. I hope iPad 4 brings thunderbolt. That would be incredible
  10. macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2011
    They need to fix the battery life and heat issues... Also bring down the weight to something managable
  11. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    The iPad 4th Generation? I'm just enjoying my new 3rd Generation for now. Apple will come up with more than just FT HD and a better CPU I think...They will wait and see what the DEVS get up to with this new hardware, and most particularly, the Retina display.
  12. macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    I think we will only see small incremental upgrades from now on; hence the dropping of the numeral. A quad core processor is the next obvious upgrade, but this is only going to mean more battery and heat which people are already complaining about. However I am not sure what use quad core would be unless iOS 6 brings true multitasking.
  13. macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    - slimmer, lighter, smaller form factor @ the same 10 hour battery life
    - quad core CPU & improved GPU - twice overall performance
    - FaceTime HD camera
    - Siri on the software side
    - 16, 32, 64 and a new 128GB option (I think they will keep the 16GB too)

    Nothing groundbreaking - but a good enough upgrade to the 30 million iPad 3rd gen sold :)

    You can quote me on this.
  14. macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2009
    Why do you guys always bitch and moan when someone speculates about the future? I thought that that was the purpose of Macrumors. Asking about what the 2015 iPad might bring would be over the top, but what is wrong with thinking about the next generation when the newest iPad isn't a mystery anymore?
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    United States of America
    What will the iPad 12 bring? Just sitting here thinking about the future and what it may hold for apple products. See it doesnt make sense asking about the 12version and with a year to go it doesn't make sense to ask a out the 4 version.

    After WWDC then I can see starting the rumor mill up as we'll have a better idea of where iOS is going. Until then. These threads need to be thrown in the wasteland.
  16. macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    This is probably about right. Maybe they'll find some way to up the battery life with the better power management of the new CPU.

    Hardware upgrades are what the general public focuses on, but to be honest, it's the software updates that interest me more. The real significant innovations that revolutionize the way we use these things will be mostly in software, not hardware.
  17. macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2011
    Why are we talking about the the next iPad???

    Enjoy the current one people! I'm so tired of rumors and speculation. If I wanted to read about rumors all day I'd pick up a copy of the National Enquirer.
  18. macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    I agree! This was my only disappointment with the last iPad event. No new iOS news. iPhoto is pretty sweet - but I really wish iOS would use the iPad's large screen in a better way.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    Do u realize ur posting this on MacRumors:rolleyes:
  20. Alexjones, Mar 25, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    I heard the IPad 4 will have an on/off indicator module.. I am so excited.
  21. macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2011
    Haha I know. I guess I'm just surprised people are talking about the next iPad already.
  22. Simplicated, Mar 25, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    I think the iPad 4 will be better than the current one. :rolleyes:
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    8-10+ hours of battery isn't good enough for you? There are no heat issues. The fact that it gets a little warmer than the iPad 2 doesn't mean there is an issue. It just means its like any other electronic device and puts off a little heat. It's not burning anyone or setting cases on fire.
  24. macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2010
    nah it will be "the Newer iPad" that way Apple can prep for one more iPad and call it the newest iPad before thinking of other names like the iPad Lite or something
  25. macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2009
    i too notice the warmer ipad, especially since I use it several hours a day for surfing, mailing, reading. It's not hot as in too hot to hold, but definitely noticeable. I do find it kinda annoying since the ipad is a device you hold in your hands and the warmth gets me sweaty, uncomfortable hands. Ipad2 never did this. But I understand why it heats up and wouldn't want to go back to non-retina no matter what.

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