How do you want the design on the iPad 2013?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Nevzorus, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    Hi! I thought it would be fun to discuss how you would like the next generation iPad to look. If the design changes from the aluminiumback, then i'm really going to hate the new iPad designs. (MAYBE)

    Discuss and feel free to say whatever you want to :D
  2. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    I usually like it no matter how Apple makes it ;)

    I would like the see the bezel reduced though.

    Oh, and I'd love to have the Apple logo glow! Like on the MacBooks! Just because :) (Maybe an option to turn it off though ;))
  3. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    Design doesn't make a big deal, all I want is:

    Quad core cpu processor
    128gb capacity
    2gb RAM
  4. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    Me too, but i really wan't apple to keep the backside in aluminium.. it REALLY looks nice :( I would never buy it if it was like the iPhone 4
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Shave off a few ounces and a few millimeters. The rest can stay the same.
  6. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Really? More than 10 hours?

    So if you had to pick between 12 hours of battery life and a little bit thicker or 10 hours of battery life and little bit thinner, which would you pick?
  8. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    ''How do you want the design on the iPad 2013?''

    I never asked what you wanted inside the iPad :/
  9. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    If it looks the same and just has under the hood spec bumps, I will definitely skip. If the new design offers some sort of practical benefit I will consider it.

    I got a feeling there won't be revolutionary advances in this space all at once though which is a good thing cause it costs a fortune to keep upgrading.
  10. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    Call me boring, but I think it should look the same. There is no reason to change of the design unless some major innovation happens. I mean, MacBook Pro and MacBook airs don't change every single year, not unless something major happens.
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    So thinner and lighter doesn't count as design? :confused:
  12. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    THAT counts, but not ''Better batterylife!''

    Btw, i seriously see you comment in EVERY thread here in Macrumors :eek:
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Not every one, but I'm working my way to it...

    Battery life is also a part of design. See how the desire for better battery life made the new iPad a little bit thicker. Improvements in battery technology may make the next iPad a little bit thinner and lighter. I think battery life is one of the things that has the biggest impact in the iPads design.
  14. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    Yeah, but i did mean things on the outside. Not things you can't see if you don't open the iPad.
  15. PerfectDB macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2012
    Boston, Lincolnshire
    Design wise, I can't see any big changes for next year's iPad - maybe they'll save off a few millimetres and go back to the iPad 2's thickness.

    I can see Apple keeping the current design going forward and only making changes under the hood, similar to the iMac/MacBook range - it might explain why they went with 'the new iPad' instead of iPad 3. The iPad 2 was so named because it was a true successor to the first model; an all new design as well as massively improved specs. Now however, any future changes are likely to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

    The only practical change would be to make future iterations lighter, but beyond that the current design is probably as good as it's going to get.
  16. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I want the speakers to face forward somehow. Don't know how but I hate how they face away from you in the current design.

    For the white model, I want a more cohesive design where the back doesn't have black features.

    I think a squarish and less tapered design like the iPhone 4 would be cool but I'd have to see a prototype before saying that that's definitely what I want.
  17. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    How about:

    * Carbon-fiber back - keep the strength, lower the weight dramatically

    * Thinner glass - IIRC, there's a new glass that's as strong as the current glass, but much thinner and therefore lighter

    * Pressure-sensitive screen - that stuff that figures out how hard you're pressing. I'll find the thread and edit it in here once I do...

    I can see a very lightweight but still structurally strong iPad in the next two years.
  18. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
    Ditto!!! and stereo speakers.
  19. jvette macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2007
    just tape $100 bills on the back of it because Apple has figured it out and will keep refreshing small things to add to the Billions they have in the bank. Pretty smart company! In turn we will all stand in line to get the next best thing knowing something better will be released in just a few short months.
  20. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Wish list......

    1. Quad core cpu processor
    2. 128gb capacity
    3. Much better rear facing camera
    4. 8 MP front camera
    5. Siri
    6. Faster recharging time on battery
    7. Ever so Slightly different désign if possible
    8. User facing Higher sounding speakers. Dislike the speakers now
  21. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    How about some effing colors!?! Black and white are tired...
  22. jsolares macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    Land of eternal Spring
    I want it revolutionary, they should shape it like a ball!!
  23. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Edge to edge screen would be on my wish list ( like the Samsung tv's out there). This will eliminate the color decision and also allow for the iPad to be a bit smaller while keeping the same screen size
  24. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    We're doing this already? :)


    MagSafe charging at least a 45W version like the Air.
    And of course more battery capacity, and CPU speed.
  25. monkeylui macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    I like the design just fine. Maybe a smaller bezel, but same size screen. I think this is the perfect size.

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