iPad iPad 6: what will it have?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by osx11, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    What features do you guys expect for the next ipad Air?
  2. keigo macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    quad core and 16gb ram so that nobody can complain anymore. :D
  3. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    I expect 802.11ac wifi.

    Will it happen? No idea.

    I expect a bigger rear camera.

    Will it happen? Probably not, to keep price low.

    I expect a faster processor.

    Will it happen? No doubt, but it might be a "small" bump in speed compared to the latest update.

    I expect it will be awesome.

    Will it happen? No doubt.
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    iPad Air Pro obviously. A thinner device with a smaller bezel, yet with the usual 1 GB of RAM to accommodate all your browsing needs at one time.
  5. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    frickin lasers!


    Well seriously, I don't think it will have much of an upgrade at all, touch ID, better camera, lighter???

    The iPad Pro may well be the star of the show next year.
  6. Giuly macrumors 68040


    I'm pretty sure that - amonst other things - it'll have a screen.
  7. Mikekan macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2012
    Athens, Hellas!
    iPad 6 will be named ipad Pro I think. I am pretty sure iPad air isn't just for being lighter.
  8. RebornProphet Suspended

    Nov 3, 2013
    Same design, Touch ID introduced, a better camera with the dual LED flash of the 5s, and possibly a jump to 2GB of system RAM.

    This is Apple, we know it'll be incremental, minor updates for a year or so now the new design is out.
  9. bobbba macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    Touch ID

    Faster processor

    Slightly better camera

    iOS 8
  10. osx11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    Just imagine what a killer device Apple could offer if they didn't do everything in minor incremental upgrades?
  11. RebornProphet Suspended

    Nov 3, 2013
    As long as people continue to pay for these devices then it'll always be this way. There are people upgrading from iPad 4's to iPad Air's and iPhone 5 to the 5s. As long as people are happy to keep up this trend then all companies, not just Apple, will continue to give incremental updates to their hardware.
  12. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    A29 processor 14.4GHz quad core with 7.5GB L cache.

    264GB RAM

    Ultra retina display

    700 hour battery life

    iSuction slot for new "fellatio" apps

    It will weigh 200lbs and be 17x the size of the iPad Air. Everyone will throw a hissy fit about Apple making a ridiculous decision to increase RAM on a device that only needs 1GB!!!!!!
  13. osx11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    Funny? No!
  14. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Just imagine what a killer device Apple could offer if they were able to use a magic shrink ray to reduce a 27" iMac to the size of an iPad mini.

    Technology be damned, imagination is a wonderful thing! :rolleyes:
  15. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Apparently a bump in resolution is on the cards.
  16. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Ummmm, no. Apple is not going to introduce yet another resolution to further fragment apps. Retina is already beyond what the human eye can see, so what's the point?

    Thinner? That'd be impressive.

    Lighter? That'd be welcome.

    Faster? Unlikely. The A7 is pretty powerful. Maybe a equally powerful chip that consumes even less battery to help make it thinner/lighter?

    Touch ID? Meh.

    Faster wifi? Really? We need this next year?

    Different colors? I'd be disappointed.

    Even thinner bezels? No bezels? Hmmmm...

    If the can shave another .25 lbs and keep the same battery life call it the new Air, I'd buy it.
  17. koa macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2005
  18. erawsd macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2011
    Personally, I don't even care about hardware anymore. I'd love for them to just focus on the software and making the iPad a more productive device. Would love to see samsung style. Multitasking, system wide spotlight, and osx style quick actions for notifications.
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Agreed. But that would be iOS 8, not iPad 6. :cool:
  20. scupking, Nov 3, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

    scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    A8 processor
    2gb ram
    32, 64. 128 storage
    Touch I'd
    8mp camera
    802.11ac wif
    Igzo screen
    Lighter since it will have a igzo screen and the a8 will be more efficient so they can use a smaller battery. Yet battery life will be 15 hours. Weight of air will be around 0.8lbs and the mini around 0.5 lbs.
  21. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    This would be awesome. Add 2GB of RAM, and you'll have iPad perfection.
  22. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    Ah yes for got. Added the 2gb of ram. I agree and think that would be perfect specs for the next iPad mini and air!
  23. Breitling65, Nov 3, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013

    Breitling65 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    I am sure it would be many unhappy posts and thread asking what would be in ipad7 ...;)
  24. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
    I'm in agreement with this. We're gonna see incremental upgrades in all aspects of the hardware regardless.

    The only things I think that are likely NOT to "improve" are getting thinner and getting lighter. After the iPad 2 we saw the next iteration get slightly thicker and slightly heavier, but kept the same physical design. I wouldn't be surprised if they managed to keep the status quo, but with a bigger battery.

    I hope they add TouchID (without making the button so clicky).

    But yeah, I would love to see improved software. More RAM would help with the multi-tasking you're asking for. I'm gonna guess that it will be a long time before Apple lets you change default apps or your default keyboard, but they should definitely improve all of those somehow so we wouldn't complain about not bring able to change those.

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