iPad HD is so 11 hours in the future ago... What do you want from iPad 4?

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  1. GD0X Guest

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    Poking fun at those who can't wait for the next revision.

    Future native windows compatibility would be cool :p
     
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    Well played OP, well played.

    That said... it's an interesting question in some ways. If the rumours are right and we get a Retina display, better camera, improved processor etc with the iPad 3, well, what's left to do? I really struggle to think what might make me upgrade to be honest. A new form factor would be cool but personally I love the existing design and can't really think what you'd do to make it significantly better (other than a weight reduction I guess). Improved SOC is a given but you need software to take advantage of that power so waiting a cycle isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Might just be me of course but I can't think of any must-have addition that I'd say was missing from the line (again, assuming the iPad 3 matched the rumours).
     
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    NO iPAD 4.... We'll die 21/12-12... Apple knows! :apple:
     
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    This would be my guess for the iPad 4:
    • 128GB version (doubt we'll see this in the iPad 3)
    • Quad-core CPU (the OS just isn't particularly designed for it yet)
    • 1.5GB of RAM (doubt it'd go all the way to 2GB, might even stay at 1GB)
    • 802.11ac
    • Some slightly updated variant of Bluetooth (Bluetooth 4.1, etc)
    • Slightly better cameras
    • Battery life equal to or slightly better than the iPad 3
    • New 30-pin dock connector (smaller; probably will debut w/ the 2012 iPhone first)
    • Same Retina display (but perhaps better/more efficient backlight)
    • Probably same form-factor (maybe thinner/lighter, no home button)
    And yup, that's my prediction :D ... I'd personally love for it to integrate into a Macbook Air of sorts (like a Transformer Prime) and I think Apple could do it perfectly. I'd also want a pressure sensitive stylus for taking notes, etc as capacitive touchscreen styli just aren't that great (I've tried plenty of 'em)
     
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    Haha thanks for the laugh OP.
    Actually, the OS is very designed for it. It's reasonably easy to take advantage of multiple cores, and you've been able to do so since iOS 3, but iOS 4 introduced GCD which is great, and I think iOS 5 has even more APIs for such things. That aside, many tasks like resource loading benefit from multiple cores.

    Overall I think a high clock speed dual-core Cortex A15 will be far more useful than a quad-core Cortex A9, or better yet a high clock quad-core A15... ah, I can see it now :D
     
  10. Bushy162 macrumors member

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    It's not iPad HD. It will not be called that.
     
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    +1
     
  12. sartios macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    You actually believe that we are going to die then? You are more silly than the myth of it !
     
  13. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    This. I'd like it to write my research articles, too. Otherwise it's a deal breaker. And I hope the iPad5 threads will pop up soon.
     
  14. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    So that mean there with be an iPad 4 ? Hurra ... :rolleyes:

    But until then I will enjoy my new iPad 3HD and start saving for the iPad 4
     
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  16. noodlelegs macrumors member

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    your thread title is hilarious... "so 11 hours in the future ago" haha
     
  17. d0vr macrumors 6502a

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    Good titles deserve genuine answers!

    I'd like to see Apple branded cloud computing - an extreme upgrade to Siri!
     
  18. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Why not?
     
  19. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    because the HD moniker was an overused marketing tool from pre-2008 and now it's just tacky.
     
  20. djransom macrumors 68040

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    True, but don't be shock if Apple decides to go with the iPad HD as it is being rumored that they will.
     
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    Haha Not to make this about the "mayans" but - the calender is going with 365.25 days = no leap years... So no, 21/12-12 is still doomsday! - And remember, its the day of the galactic alignment, only happens every 26000 year! :D muhahahaha ;D
     
  23. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I actually like the name iPad HD... or how about iPad Pro? I think the numbering scheme is getting old. :)

    iPad 4 should bring me breakfast in bed.
     

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