All iPads What do you want to see in the new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by moonman239, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2009
    Personally, I think the could get away with just making it thinner and faster. What else would a tablet user want?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
    Deeeefinetly, thinner, lighter, better camera (just in case, cause i dont use it) more ram, faster graphics, faster proccesor, faster charging!
    thats it!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2013
  4. macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2009
    I feel like the new iPad with Retina Display just needs a thinner, lighter design with smaller bezel, maintain the current 10+ hour battery life, 2GB of RAM, and shorter charging time.

    On the software front I think Apple could come up with a more tablet oriented experience. iOS works perfectly, but it's no different than the OS on my phone, save for a few design elements within apps.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    I see no need for it to be thinner. Lighter Maybe. I'd like to see more OS and under the hood improvements more than anything. Namely apple not skimping on ram for once.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I'd like to see a better quality digitizer to make note taking more precise and easier. A handwriting to text feature would be nice.

    Faster charging would be nice.

    A better camera would be good. Not more pixels. I'd like to see better low light sensitivity, better lens, an option to attach an external lens.

    Changes to iOS are needed, but this would be good for the hardware.
  7. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Want the iPad 5 to have the iPad Mini design. The iPad Mini 2 should have a Retina display.

    But what I really want is more iPad-specific UI/features. For example a more OS X like mulitasking and notification center.

    I think the large screen is also good for group FaceTime.
  8. macrumors 68040


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    what I want to see in the new iPad 5 with new 12 cores ARM cpu. :apple:
  9. macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Better multitasking, iPad 2 lightness, more RAM and improved UI (iOS)
  10. macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    1. Front facing stereo speakers facing the user. For my ears, the forward facing speakers are not loud enough.

    2. Better camera is always welcomed but not forward, just facing user for FaceTime, etc.

    3. If possible, longer lasting battery, but the current on is fine for most.

    4. Improved SIRI, but that will come as software from Apple

    5. Capable to remove some of the apps that Apple installs or a way to hide them.
  11. yth
    macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2012
    If you look at samsung galaxy note 10 (and the upcoming galaxy note 8) the ipad is lagging behind in many features. However, the design of the samsung is, um...lacking.

    The ipad would be awesome if it had an active digitizer. Basically, this would recognize stylus input as fundamentally different than touch input. The fact that the ipad does not have an active digitizer is the #1 reason why writing on the ipad sucks. Throw in an active digitizer and you can take notes with a pressure-sensitive stylus that is basically as easy as writing on paper.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2012
    I reeeeally want another GB of RAM, because my iPad lags when I'm using PS Touch, SketchBook and a few other design apps, when I'm design high resolution work. Yes I already have a computer for large projects. But the iPad has a large amount of capability, I use a lot when I travel or am not at my computer. If the next one has 2GB of ram, I will upgrade from my current iPad 3.
  13. macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Thinner, bigger chip, more Ram, new material (carbon fiber would be nice) better camera, more colours, NFC and Wireless charging
  14. macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2010
    What will probably happen:
    • Thinner
    • Lighter
    • Faster
    • Better cameras
    • More memory
    What I want, which will probably never happen:
    • Front facing, stereo speakers.
    • Wireless charging so it can sit in a stand and charge from either orientation.
    • Digitizer so I can write notes without my palm simultaneously writing gibberish.
    • SD slot.
    • Lightning to USB 3.0 instead of 2.0.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    Real multi tasking. None of the iOS devices feature this


    Ability to personalize it
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    Outside of lighter (which it really needs to be, if you handle a mini you'd agree), thinner for some but not others.

    USB 3 support is a MUST. Pic/file transfers are so slow right now, it's mind boggling why Apple updated the connector but went with 2.0 instead of 3.0 as the standard.
  17. macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2010
    The Mini is what I have actually. I'd like to see the changes I requested in all iPads across the board.
  18. macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2012
    The reason Apple didn't go for USB3 is simply because the read/write speeds on all iOS devices is still in USB2 speed territory so making it USB3 is just plain stupid at this point.
  19. macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    Well, I am splitting it into sections

    1. Hardware

    a. Lighter, around 500-520g or else even less would be plain awesome.
    b. Slightly more efficient and faster processor. (Its almost given that the A6X will be modified under a new SoC manufacturing process of 28nm, achieving that goal)
    c. I think 2GB of RAM would be apt
    d. Better quality cameras, especially front facing.
    e. Cranking up the graphics ability
    f. A 32Gb standard base device
    g. Charging time is already going to reduce, as they will be using a smaller capacity battery. If we can squeeze more hours of battery life from the thinner batter, it will be amazing.
    h. Better speakers & the addition of earphones in the box.

    2. Software

    a. better file management. Ability to move files from one app to another without going through itunes.
    b. Open With option for standalone files
    c. Bridge the gap between phone & computer, by getting the tablet to have a unique experience & more features, not available on the phone. The iOS for the iPad should be tilted towards more content creation too. The problem is that Apple & most people believe that the iPad is a content consumption device, while in reality it should be a 60-40 split (content creation and content consumption)
    d. The ability to have our own choice of default apps
    e. Less dependence on the computer (itunes) and more standalone device
    f. a more useful notification bar
    h. Multitasking is ok but it could improve.
  20. macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
  21. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    An upgrade over the current Mini without raising the price too much would make me happy and a buyer.
  22. macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Yes yes yes. I really want Apple to set up a centralized document storage system that you can work out of and save into. This feature alone would be a great improvement. Right now, I kind of use Dropbox for that, but it's clunky and doesn't work well.

    What sort of features would this be? You basically said you want "more features that are just for a tablet", but didn't really enumerate what those would be. And, yes, the iPad is primarily a consumption device. I think it's the nature of the beast right now.

    You don't need to ever connect an iPad to a computer if you don't want to right now. I basically never connect mine unless I need to transfer some files or something. What exactly would you change?

    This is actually one of the reasons I am currently considering jailbreaking my iPad.

    Are you talking about the mini? The full sized iPad already has Retina.


    Why do you think Apple will raise the price? If they do, it will be an historic first on any iOS device price.
  23. macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    I don't want much.

    I want the full size ipad to have the same form as the mini. Make it thinner and lighter. Which I believe they will do. Tech spec boost is always good. I want more in software than hardware (besides the weight and width). Revamped iOS 7 that makes the ipad different from just being a large iphone.

    I am not that big on speed since I use it for textbooks, reading, magazines, movies, web browsing.

    I don't use the camera, only front for facetime and skype.
  24. macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    Totally agree with you on the centralized document storage system.

    Well, I can think of a few that is really useful

    a. Multi-user account, whereby you can use the account and if you share it with someone, they could always use a guest account, etc.
    b. Dynamic backgrounds
    c. Default app preference
    d. I am a person who prefer's organizing my content in a systematic organized manner. Abilities like folder in folder, and more number of apps/ files limit within one folder.
    e. Drag and drop files
    f. The ability to download files from websites or others directly, without going through the hassle of itunes to transfer them

    Consumption vs Creation is a sterotype they need to break. Making it a consumption device makes it like a large phone, like someone pointed out. Make it a purely creation device is difficult, because of its various inefficiencies like laptop speed processing, too heavy graphic intensive programs, freedom to use like a laptop, proper multitasking ( excessive typing, etc...these are all subject to individual opinions). Therefore, Apple needs to try to make it hit the sweetspot. The software itself can improve alot of things on the iPad experience and shift it to a go-to-device in place of a laptop. it will take alot of time for the ipad to reach the performance level of laptops, and until then it should stop trying to be just a big screen phone, and move to assist where the laptop is not really required.

    Exactly my point. Why do we need to depend on the computer to transfer something. I download a lot of music, movies, shows, etc. Why do I need to first download them onto my computer and transfer it via itunes. Why don't they just give us the ability to download it straight from within the device. With heavy restrictions, even things like torrents which are popular on the computer, haven't made it to the app front. It's things like that have stopped ipad from the great device it can really be.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    More durable glass. Let's face it, it's been 6 years since the first iOS device dropped. Enough of this glass-breaking shenanigans. I mean really, who designs a CELL PHONE that shatters when you drop it? It's built-in obsolescence.

    We shouldn't have to carry around a device that we'd be more worried about if we suddenly dropped at the same time as our children or a cup of coffee. The cell phone/mobile device should ALWAYS be okay. Even MacBooks are more susceptible to survive drops.

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