iPad 2013 Predictions

Discussion in 'iPad' started by whtrbt7, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Okay, so now all the hubbub is done with the iPad 2012, what are the predictions for the next iPad 2013? Anyone?
  2. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2008

    A slightly bigger screen. See iPhone 5.

    Also, Siri.
  3. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    4096x3072 resolution
    Octo processor
    Finally 128GB of storage
    And a holographic projector....
  5. miraclehobo macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
  6. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2011
    on a serious note

    quad core cpu
    multiple speakers
    no home button
  7. Dorje Sylas macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    • 802.11ac
    • New/More/Faster Flash Memory
    • Slightly improved processor
    • Slightly improved cameras

    Long shot
    • Haptics
  8. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    - The back case will be made from a genetically-modified emu eggshell.
    - Smart covers in a variety of animal skin choices (giraffe, seal, panda).
    - Will be made entirely using slave labour.
    - There will be a stylus option.

    * I made the last one up.
  9. whtrbt7 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Anyone think the next iPad will have nano-coating so then it's waterproof? I think the camera improvements will be there as well as a processor bump. Now that Steve is gone, does anyone think that a capacitive pen will get released?
  10. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Just Some Safe Speculation

    I'm guessing the resolution stays the same.

    32GB, 64GB, 128GB (likely the 3rd generation stays at lower price, with 16GB).

    Faster processor.

    HD FaceTime front-facing camera & 8MP "iSight" camera.

    Redesigned form factor.

    Possible elimination of volume/mute buttons, to give it a "cleaner" look.
  11. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    I predict that between now and then, we will see literally hundreds of threads asking the same thing. And lots of rumors. Don't forget rumors.
  12. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
    Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!
  13. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    Whatever it is, it won't be good enough. During the keynote expect endless 'meh', 'disappointing' etc.

    More seriously,
    128GB option (depending on iCloud penetration)

    The bigger difference for the next iPad will be how it uses iOS 6.
  14. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    They'll call it "The new iPad" and people WON'T freak out over their word choices.
  15. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011

    tim opened up the door to 2012 stuff the way that he ended his presentation, so i expect lots of rumors about the ipad mini (as opposed to the maxi-pad?).
  16. nuckinfutz, Mar 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

    nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    Geez guys this is "MacRumors" you act like speculating is a bad thing.

    Talking about future products allows us all to discuss where the market is headed as well as our knowledge will take up. In the process you can learn about upcoming technology which is what most of us love.

    With that in mind here's what I'm hoping to upgrade my iPad 2 with in 2013 provided the Earth is still here after Dec 21,2012


    Apple most likely will deliver a Quad Core processor without Quad Core graphics for the next iPhone. I believe the rumors that they will call in A6.

    For the iPad in 2013 I think we see an A7 processor announced. Yes A7. It'll be Quad Core in a big.LITTLE configuration with an A15 based ARM core that is heavily modified.

    The A7 will feature PowerVR Rogue graphics and integrated Anobit SSD controller.

    The big thing for this processor will be MacroScalar technology. This will differentiate the A7 from off-the-shelf Cortex A15 parts. MacroScalar will allow Apple to squeeze every bit of performance from the longer pipelines of the A15 and A7.


    Will remain the same resolution but switch to Sharp's IGZO screens allowing the iPad to shrink back thickness to even smaller than the iPad 2. 1.1 lbs should be the goal.

    Anobit technology integrated. iPad doubles down.

    32 GB
    64 GB


    LTE Advanced
    Bluetooth 4.0 remains
    802.11ac single stream


    8MP rear facing
    VGA front facing


    Magsafe+USB connection replaces 30-Pin
    Stereo speakers

    The iPad 2013 marks the first iPad that the distinction between Wifi and Cellular goes away. EVERY iPad has LTE chips in it.
  17. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I think it'll be like iPad 1 to 2. Spec bumps and a significant design change.
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    New case
    FaceTime HD front camera
    World 4G LTE (no separate 4G models for different carrier)
    802.11a/ac/b/g/n WiFi
  19. bluenik25 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    Quad Core A6

    128gb option

    Better iSight Camera

    Thinner and Lighter

    Thunderbolt Port

    No Home Button

    Called The New iPad (4th Gen)
  20. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    It'll never happen, but the real way for them to compete against the hardware of the android devices is to just cave and add a SD Slot and HDMI out
  21. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Many people complain about OSX getting iOS features in Mountain Lion. It would be great for iOS6 to get OSX features like SD storage (I'm fine with an HDMI dongle).
  22. zukernik macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hong Kong
    There will be no iPad 2013 because the world is ending in 2012 :eek::eek::eek:
  23. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    That's not going to happen. The primary reason why people whine about lack of HDMI or SD cards slots is because they don't want to pay for the next storage priceband or for a device like Apple TV.

    Apple doesn't give a ***** if you want to go cheap. They're going to do things they're way.
  24. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    What? Compete against android hardware? Nobody's buying Android based on hardware in any meaningful degree. People are selecting Android devices on some combination of (1) niche need, (2) ignorance, (3) price, (4) anti-Apple sentiment. Apple's already crushing the competition; it's not like adding HDMI or an SD slot is going to make any significant changes in sales.
  25. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    Problem with next storage band is that its a max of 64GB. With cards you can have as many as you need and swap them in and out as needed so its essentially unlimited.

    As for Apple TV yeah its great for at home (I use an Acer Revo personally as you don't need to worry about format), but what if somewhere else that doesn't have Apple TV..Friends & Family, work, etc. No option without spending more $ and getting the dongle.

    Not that its any competition against an iPad on a complete package basis, but as a comparison, you can buy a $170 tablet from China right now that has native HDMI out (not mini-HDMI) with the ability to push 3D (2160p).

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