iPad 3 - all new features

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  1. ThatsMeRight, Jan 3, 2012
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    ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Now more and more people are claiming to have inside knowledge of Apple's plans, so for the heck of it I'm now 'claiming' I do as well.

    Let's see if I can beat Digitimes' accuracy of 55%. Let's see if I can beat that.

    Obviously, I will be as vague as Digitimes sometimes is. So, this is what you can expect.

    - March release [can still change]
    - Higher resolution display
    - GLONASS support (next to GPS) [not available in wifi-only model]
    - The inside of the device has been completely redesigned (iFixit must love this!)
    - Improved cameras
    - Some sort of a price drop, unknown what exactly. Possibly a $399 iPad 2. iPad 3 starts at $499, but there will be some sort of a price drop for at least one of the iPad models.
    - Bluetooth 4.0
    - Runs on the successor of the A5 processor
    - No separate CDMA and GSM models, world tablet (CDMA + GSM)
    - UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
    - No proximity sensor
    - Improved speakers
    - Similar, but not exactly the same design

    Edit 1/4/2012
    There are also some other things which I can not confirm as of yet. I repeat, the following rumors are UNCONFIRMED and are added for the sake of argument. Only the list above is what I claim the iPad 3 will certainly have.

    - LTE support
    - No Siri support
    - Possibly an iPad 2S next to iPad 3
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    Now, I'm claiming a lot here and I go into detail as well. I'm claiming a lot and so a lot can go wrong.

    Thirteen claims. To beat Digitimes at least eight claims must be correct. And I'm aiming for better.

    Digitimes versus me.

    You're welcome,
     
  2. tips macrumors member

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    I am waiting for ipad3 with cash in hand.
    You said price drop, that is good to know !.
     
  3. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    But you don't "know" anything from that post.
     
  4. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Indeed, I have no track record.
     
  5. ThatsMeRight, Jan 4, 2012
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    ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've added more claims, however, I can not garantuee the last three. I'm only claiming the first thirteen claims. The other three are only included for the sake of argument.
     
  6. Vege-Taco macrumors member

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    Why not wish for the world? Here's my wishlist of new features:

    • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
    • 4G Capability
    • ARMv8 Dual-Core 64-bit CPU @ 2GHz
    • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
    • 1920x1080 AMOLED Screen
    • 8-Megapixel Camera
    • LED Flash
    • Stereo Speakers
    • Bluetooth 4.0
     
  7. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm not randomly guessing. These are coming from my... - wait for it - ... - wait for it - ... unique, anonymous sources!
     
  8. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    My two cents:
    iPad 2 starts at $399
    iPad 3 starts at $499
    Adds:
    Improved front and rear cameras (5 or 8MP)
    More RAM (512MB to 1GB)
    Slightly faster processor (I'm thinking 1.5GHz dual core or 1GHz quad core A6)
    Same storage capacities (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
    iPad 3 might start out at 32GB base model for $499
    2048x1536 display
    Slight redesign (I think it will still look like the iPad 2)
     
  9. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I plan on selling my iPad 2 just before the iPad 3 release (if the rumours start going the way I want the iPad 3 to be). Honestly, If your predictions come true, I'll be happy. I really just want the retina screen and a Facetime HD camera on the front for video calls.
     
  10. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You know, this thread could have been a success if you just said this is what you hoped/thought was coming, not that you have "sources".

    That always ruins everything.
     
  11. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There are already tons of these kind of threads. You'll see, this is what iPad 3 is going to be.
     
  12. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    Why no sd card slot?this is a big deal for people using Android tablet and wanting to switch to Apple
     
  13. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    If they put retina display and back it up with reasonable processor and Ram, I am sold.

    I would love to see they get rid of 16GB models for good, and move on 32 GB as base model, but other than that... I am good.


    SD card slot will never happen.
     
  14. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You realize they all say that, right?
     
  15. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    There's an adaptor for that, but you can't use it as extra storage.

    SD slot in the Apple itself will indeed not happen. I wouldn't say never, but in the near future... no.

    Yes, and if my predictions fall below the accuracy of 55% of Digitimes, than I'll apologize and will not make claims like these again.
     
  16. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget Gorilla Glass 2, and a (barely) thinner body than iPad2.
     
  17. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a

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    LTE no, Apple would put this technology in their most marketable device ( iPhone) first instead of the iPad.

    Retina display and improved camera will be the update this year and iPad4 will have LTE and iPhone 4s 8MP camera.
     
  18. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    not a big deal.

    there are many ways to transfer files without an sd card.
     
  19. mattg3 macrumors 6502

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    Talking about storage room.I have an 8g android player with a 32g card.
     
  20. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    Fixed it for you
     
  21. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    agreed, i dont see why people bang on about the lack of sd cards. its hardly an inconvenience
     
  22. vixducis macrumors regular

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    Agreed, the absence isn't a great inconvenience, the addition would be a great feature however. Think adding capacity on the cheap or quick editing and sharing your photos.
     
  23. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    Then theyd never sell anything above a 16gb iphone. they'll never do it
     
  24. vixducis macrumors regular

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    They could limit the use of the SD card. Like not being able to play video from SD. Or just keep the current limitations of the camera connection kit. If what you say is they absolute truth they would have never made the camera connection kit in the first place.
     

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