"iPad 4" (2013) predictions

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  1. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Here are some of my predictions for the "iPad 4" (due next year).

    1. Same resolution, ppi and size
    2. IGZO display
    3. Thinner and lighter (due to IGZO)
    4. Better cameras (finally no more VGA front camera). Guessing 8MP back due to crazy MP race.
    5. Stereo speakers
    6. A6 chip
    7. Simply called "iPad". No number or anything.
    8. Scrapping 16GB. Will be 32, 64, 128.

    And here comes #9 which I doubt,

    9. NFC. Due to iPads size I doubt NFC will come but you never know.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Kmadsen68 macrumors newbie

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    Next year? Maybe for x-mas sales or will that only be the iPhone 5?
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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  4. frosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They've always released the iPad around March/April. iPhone 5 Sep/Oct and even though I'm hesitant towards any iPad Mini it will probably be released by X-mas.
     
  5. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I would like stereo speakers, and if possible to mount them at the front, as Samsung did, in slits, but I don't think Apple will do either of these things.

    It will probably remain mono and facing sideways/towards the bottom.

    I'm not sure if it will ever be much thinner or lighter, if the CPU and GPU keeps increasing in power, then they will need more battery power, so even if battery tech does improve, it may only keep in line with CPU and GPU needs so it may not really change unless something radical happens.

    Nuclear iPads ?
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Mostly agree with you except for some points ^see above
     
  7. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Comments above.
     
  8. Ztormie macrumors regular

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    Apple dropped the numbering with this generation, calling it only "the iPad". No reason for them to start with numbers again next year.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Pretty sure he was taking a jab at the name "only iPad" like "new iPad" this generation

    iPad 1
    iPad 2
    New iPad
    Only iPad
     
  10. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I would add
    10. a "World-LTE"
    11. MagSafe connector
    12. Could imagine more main memory

    Don't think we will see 128; cloud storage to be used :eek:
     
  11. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    iPhone, iPhone 3g, 3gs, 4
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    ???:confused:

    FIFY

    Notice only one of these stands out as different.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC359LL/A
     
  13. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I'm too busy enjoying my current generation iPad to concern myself with what mightier might not be available in an estimated time frame that only the psychic network friends could predict with any sort of accuracy.
     
  14. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Good predictions. I'd like to add there is small chance there might be a hybrid iPad that would allow you to choose your carrier on one device. It would be great to not have to worry about whether to get a Verizon or AT&T iPad. You'd just select whatever carrier has the best coverage in your area.
     
  15. frosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree about World-LTE but not magsafe, though they will scrap 30-pin for that smaller rumored connector.
     
  16. ixodes macrumors 601

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    A larger more well defined home button for Seniors.

    They're the ones I see out in public, a blue tooth receiver stuck in their ear, and a decaf coffee in hand at Starbucks.

    They love their iToyz.
     
  17. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Actually, I hope they get rid of the Home button. It's not necessary especially since you can enable the virtual Home button in the iPad settings. Once I was informed about this I haven't used the physical button in 2 months and don't see myself ever using it again. ;)

    For me just a better processor and as was mentioned sizes 32/64/128GB.
     
  18. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Notice the first one would not have any numbers regardless, they didnt call the iPhone the iPhone 1, the 1 is implied. Also notice that the fourth one doesn't even exist yet, so that name isn't confirmed, meaning you are basing the information that 4th iPad will not have numbers off of the assumption that the 4th iPad does not have numbers. So really it's between the iPad 2 and iPad 3rd generation, which is a 50/50 chance.
     
  19. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully it has speakers on the FRONT. I hate how muffled they are when it's resting on a bed or something.
     
  20. Piggie macrumors 604

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  21. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Actually I feel exactly like you do. I was just kind of joking around about it.

    Fact is, I've had not one, not two, but three iPhone home buttons fail rendering the phones useless. Two were under warranty and replaced free by Apple, the third one I chucked in disgust.

    And I keep my phones exceptionally pristine, carry them in a luxury leather sleeve that covers the entire phone, and have never had a problem with any of the touch sensitive buttons on my Android phones.

    So yes, I would like nothing more than for Apple to get rid of that stupid mechanical home button. :)


    http://www.senacases.com/apple/iphone-4s-cases/ultraslim/
     
  22. Kmadsen68 macrumors newbie

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    How do you get a virtual home button? Sounds like a great feature. Could not offhand find it in settings. Thx :)
     
  23. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    I believe Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch
     
  24. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    iPad 4

    A6 - Cortex A15 based SoC with Macroscalar technology
    32/64/128GB NAND storage using Anobit tech in controller
    IGZO display
    12 Hour Battery life
    Same speaker technology as rMBP
    2GB of RAM
    720p Facetime camera
    8MP camera
    LTE Advanced
    New 13.3" size as an addition to 7.85 and 9.7.
     
  25. Badrottie Suspended

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    1. Yes I believe so

    2. Yes it will

    3. Apple realized the new ipad was a major mistake

    4. HD front facing camera would be nice

    5. Not applied to me bec I am hearing impaired sorry

    6. Quad core CPU

    7. Maybe iPad HD?

    8. if the flash memory cost is lower why not 256?

    And here comes #9 which I doubt,

    9. iPad is too BIG to use NFC I don't believe they will shop with iPad
     

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