iPad 2.0 wishlist

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cicottrell, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. cicottrell macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2006
    version 1 is great, and apple always adds features slowly... gps, video etc in iphone.

    So what do you want next time?

    I want:

    proper GPS

    2 headphone jacks (for sharing - ie kids watching film in back of car etc)

    camera (with video)

    Multi-user log in

    SD card slot
  2. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH... Same. except the user logons.. kinda pointless.
  3. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    What is with everyone's fascination with cameras on everything.

    Camera seems in apprpropriate on a 10" tablet device. but I don't get the fascination for over priced camera hardware in every mobile device to begin with...

    My understanding is the 3GS versions will have GPS but I am not sure.

    My wishlist is to be able to tether with my iphone, and sync over wifi.
  4. husker4 macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2010
    stylus and hand written recognition. imo this would have made the tablet a much easier sell. students and business people need something they can jot down ideas on. not type it out on an on screen keyboard or wait to dock it. hopefully TOC comes out with that courier concept. that is what the ipad should have been
  5. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    i would just be satisfied with OSX and not iphone OS 3.2
  6. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    multi-tasking. it is bad enough my iphone can't play pandora when i check email, but on a device supposed to replace a laptop the majority of the time it is absurd. i hope this doesn't mean iphone 4.0 won't multitask.
    video camera with ichat!
    flash! (i don't like flash but it is too big to ignore in a product i would carry to substitute for my laptop)
  7. njvan macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2009
    I agree that this thing needs a stylus. I also would like to see everything that the OP listed with the exception of two headphone jacks. Splitters are readily available and cheap. Oh, and a front-facing camera is a must but it will be some time before we see that. Everybody would just use Skype and phone carriers would turn into ISPs!
  8. cicottrell thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2006
    I've been going though everything I do on my mac and seeing if I can do it on the iPad.

    iTunes - check
    email - check
    web - check
    store/organise photo's - check (will it be as good as iphoto?)
    upload photo's to web - check (certainly via third party app)
    spreadsheets - check
    database - check assuming the Bento app works (although this could be vastly improved)
    contacts/calendar - check
    Printing Newsletters and notices.... ah... no one has mentioned printing... if i'm using iWork i want to print my pages documents... Or my photo's. Or directions from Google Maps. Or pages/forms I've downloaded from the web. I know its about backwards, but a printer would really help.

    the only other things I use my mac for are a bit of video editting, webdesign and 3d modeling, but that is less than 5% of my mac use.... so once again apple has it spot on.
  9. baleensavage macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2005
    On an island in Maine
    From the product page, which, correct me if I'm wrong is exactly what the iPhone has now.
  10. o2xygen macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    I would also like a stylus, but Steve Jobs hates the stylus pen with a passion.
  11. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    I would assume it would support printing like the iPhone does: over wifi
  12. redboxcar macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2009
    Expandable memory.

    I know, I know, this is sooo not gonna happen, but it's a wishlist, right!
  13. theydonotmove macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2010
    New York, NY
    Google Maps works as well as anything. Apple would have to invest in creating their own GPS service, they won't do that. They could switch to a Tom Tom app, but that would be another app, not a 'proper GPS'

    2 headphone jacks? C'mon, you can buy a 8 way adapter from Radioshack, and you can use that adapter with other devices.

    Camera would be cool, video calling would almost make the iPad a cell phone replacement.

    Why an SD card slot? This isn't a computer.
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Really? this soon?! Can't you people just give it another 4 months until you start asking?! Reporting due to useless thread.
  15. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    cameras and such is not a version 1 feature for apple.

    version 2 or 3.
  16. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    Apple just bought a mapping company, likely to eventually put all their maps in house. In the meanwhile the mapping may switch to Bing. Google was what was shown today though.
  17. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    A digital TV tuner. Stylus based notes and forms.
  18. masmullin macrumors member

    May 7, 2009
    a screen that I can read for 3 hours (and I mean read... not surf the web but read as in read a ****ing book... yeah yeah I know Steve Jobs cant accomplish this feat).
  19. redboxcar macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2009
    A front-facing camera - not for video-conferencing (although can be used for that), but for PHOTOBOOTH... hahaha, imagine how many people they could win over with PhotoBooth on the iPad? Think: Hours of enjoyment for bored narcissistic people!
  20. Cloudane macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweet Apple Acres
    For me the wishlist is:

    Flash support
    Text messaging and phone-via-bluetooth for the 3G model (maybe, not that important)
    The missing apps reinstated (calculator, weather etc)
    Proper GPS, if the A-GPS in the 3G version isn't one.
    A more organised home screen system, probably something a bit like Windows Mobile's "Today screen" and a better way of organising apps than the screenfuls of icons. At the very least more columns (even my jailbroken iPhone has 5 columns)

    Most of those could be done through a software update. Whether they will (see the lack of MMS on the original iPhone despite jailbreak-proven capability) depends on their strategy for marketing new features on the 2.0 device.
  21. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Proper GPS - Likely 3rd party solutions soon
    2 headphone jacks? Get a splitter
    Camera - Get a cheap video recorder
    SD card - there's an adapter coming.
  22. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    The thing hasnt even come out yet and you already have a 2.0 Wishlist Fail.
  23. Dr.Buzz macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Obvious Answers People

    I would love a stylus - oh wait - they make a third party one for the iphone already, probably could make this thing a wacom competitor if you really wanted it bad enough. 3rd party won't fail us I'm sure.

    Camera and free ichat? YEah, ATT would love you to stop using your iphone and paying their bigger money. Apple has to play ball, so we don't get features, its that simple.

    This is the first time I have to physically work with something apple made before I'm convinced I need one with an iMac and MBP and iphones in the house already.
  24. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    I love how the thing is shipping in 60 - 90 days and there is already a version 2 wishlist.
  25. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Apple clearly states it has GPS on the 3G.

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