iPad 3 Thread

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AlexanderTT, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. AlexanderTT macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    What is everyone expecting/hoping for?
    I'd say an announcement Feb/March with release March/April anyone agree?
    Do you think we'll get a redesign?
    Any software changes?
    Maybe Siri on iPad 3?

    Feel free to discuss whatever about the iPad 3
    Now that the iPhone 4S is out, the iPad 3 Rumor Mill can be at full speed!
  2. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    To be honest, I think Apple would see they've nailed the design and it's only going to be internals and perhaps the screen.

    Little things like a speaker grill or perhaps a thunderbolt port, or something but I can't see anything else changing.

    If they try thinner they are going to compromise on internal space for circuitry and battery. When thy dump the IPS screen and go to OLED then they can shave off another couple of mm easily.
  3. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    I agree with the design. It'll be a spec bump, new screen, better CPU, more memory better gpu.
    Siri for software.
  4. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    Gotta agree with both Piggle and VPrime.
    However, one thing I would like to see improved on iPad 3 is: 3/5MP Camera (the one that's being used on iPhone, perhaps?)
    Although people wouldn't use camera that much on the iPad, it would be a nice upgrade since it has the same camera as iPod Touch 4 does, and I would hate to upgrade to iPad 3 without any improvement on the camera.
  5. RossMc macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    Yeah I also think they will keep the same design with a spec bump and more than likely some new camera's in there.
  6. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Oh yes, I forgot about that.
    Without question there will be a camera upgrade.

    Siri needs to be improved so it can launch apps though & 3rd party apps/games can use it.
  7. Wozza2010 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2010
    I want:-

    Retina screen
    1gb ram
    Better battery
  8. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    I'd like it to be lighter for certain, not sure it needs to be any thinner. A retina display is a must, in my opinion. I imagine we might see a FaceTime HD camera too. Siri is a strong possibility. I'd also love to try out a 7 inch model.
  9. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    Better screen
    1gb ram
    Better Cameras
    Calculator App
    Weather App
  10. 4zuresky macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2011
    Alarm app
    flash for camera on the back
    8 mp camera
    1080p recording
    retina display
    A6 processor
    Hd FaceTime camera
    even battery :D
  11. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I agree with all that, except the thinness.
    I really think its as thin as it needs to be.
  12. solowmodel macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Main wants:

    Retina screen
    FaceTime HD camera

    That it'll be faster is a given.
  13. malias4 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Greece and Holland
    i also think no redesign, i hope for retina but i dont think so, at least better proccesor n ram !!
  14. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    I think it will be the following:

    -A6 with improved CPU and GPU
    -RAM increase to 768 MB (don't think they are going to 1 GB)
    -Same case design with some weight shaved off
    -Better cameras, but nowhere near iP 4S
    -No retina or if available, it'll be at a higher cost. I don't think the technology is cheap enough to be mainstream.
    -Release in the summer instead of spring since iPhone is moved to fall. Spring was always a weird time to release it since pretty close to holiday shopping. Also there are rumors that A6 won't be ready until summer.

    Crazy one: 7 inch iPad if Amazon Fire is a runaway hit.
  15. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    haha, that'd actually be nice :)
    I wonder if they will keep the 4:3 ratio though? I always found 4:3 to be good on the iPad, but on a smaller device, maybe they could make it 16:9?
  16. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    That's exactly what I want and need :)
    By the way, remain the same 10 hour of battery life or even more would be great. Doesn't really matter at this stage.
  17. MartiNZ macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    And here's to the crazy ones!

    This is one they really need to follow up on. 7" is the sweet spot and they could get it to a -really- comfortable weight that way. Just don't gimp other stuff too hard :).
  18. jomazz macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2011
    Ipad pro

    I would still love to see an Ipad Pro with a larger screen (8.5x11) ,more memory,faster cpu and all around souped up performance.I mainly use my Ipads1&2 to compose music with the myriad of amazing music & synthesizer apps and I would gladly pay extra for an Ipad Pro.I cant get over what truly creative devices these things are!
  19. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Possibly a new Liquidmetal body which would eliminate the need for the black plastic window on 3G models.

    Quad core A6 processor with 1GB RAM and better GPU to drive the new display.

    4x-pixel display (Retina I guess, but it won't be the same density as the iPhone 4)

    Same battery life.

    Not any thinner, really it's thin enough and they'll need a bigger battery.

    HD Facetime camera. Don't really care about rear camera, the front is more important for the iPad.

    iOS 5.2 with update weather, stocks, and clock apps for the iPad. Weather and stocks aren't so important if they eventually let devs add their own widgets, but a built in alarm clock would be nice.

    Siri, optimized for the iPad's screen size.

    iPad 2 stays as a production model, WiFi only, black and white, only one storage size for $399.
  20. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    My wants:

    Better cameras
    More memory
    Same or better battery
    Retina display

    I'd also welcome a 7" iPad.

    One very minor personal request would be to swap the black Apple logo (at least on the white ones) for one like we have on MacBooks, so it would illuminate when active.
  21. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Whatever your expectations are, just remember to keep them realistic. You saw what happened between iPhone 3G/3GS and 4/4S. I have a feeling that there will be some huge disappointments, but I wish I'm wrong. I have a feeling that retina display is still several years away.
  22. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Retina Display
    Apple needs to make the screen ration 16:9! When using Airplay mirroring I want it to fit the whole screen.
  23. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    Retina display

    These two would be enough to make it fantastic.

    Icing on the cake:
    more memory, maybe up to 1GB
    better battery life
    add a page layout version of Pages
    allow hyperlinks in Keynote
    add a way to create interactive documents, maybe as export from Pages and Keynote.
    Interactive meaning I need hyperlinks and embedded movies and popup thumbnails.*

    *I'm aware of the various interactive document efforts. It would be nice to have Apple make something akin to a Prosumer level application. Good enough to make really nice documents for teaching and sharing, not up to the level needed to produce a professional magazine. How nice if a high school student could write a report that included a short video or a few thumbnails of larger pictures or charts and that this could be exported to an interactive PDF (iPDF?) that could be played in iBooks or Goodreader. Maybe there would be a thumbnail showing a picture of an object and when you tap it you get a Quicktime VR object that you can inspect on all sides.
  24. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2011
    Puerto Rico
    I don't know but for some reason I'm not expecting an iPad 3 but an iPad 2S.

    I expect same form factor as iPad 2 but lighter. Same processor. Same ram. Siri. Retina Display. Lighter but not thinner. Perhaps a better camera. But more than that I doubt it.
  25. APlotdevice, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    I expect that it will be running an A6 processor.

    I hope Apple will recognize the potential market with artists and give the iPad 3 a proper digitizer pen. Or at least an improved capacitive sensor that can pick up a much finer point.

    PS. I'm not talking about replacing the finger-friendly input. It would just be a tool for when greater precision is desired.

    An in-cell touchscreen (that is one which is integrated into the same glass substrate as the display itself) could shave off a few millimeters as well.

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