Next generation iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by liberty1, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. liberty1 macrumors newbie

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    Do we knew when the next generation of iPad is due out and what new or additional features it will have?
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Lots of rumors, but they generally put the release sometime between late January and April.

    Possible changes according to some of the repeating rumors:

    - Higher resolution display (questionable, unless maybe they just increase DPI by shrinking the screen a bit)

    - Lighter/Thinner/Maybe Smaller (Steve Jobs says that 7" tablets aren't any good, so probably no 7" iPad, at least not this soon)

    - Facetime camera on the front (very likely, since they added it to the iPod touch)

    - Photo/Video camera on the back (maybe, the iPod touch got one too)

    - Faster processor (Maybe dual core?)

    - More RAM (the current iPad has half the RAM of the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 4)

    - A 3G version that works with both AT&T and Verizon


    Again nothing is certain, but those are the points I've seen come up repeatedly.
     
  3. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    I think the 4th gen iPod Touch has 256mb, as well. The iPhone 4 is the only iOS device with 512mb.
     
  4. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I don't think a rear facing camera on the iPad would work, its just too awkward to take photos with. I think it'll definitely have a front facing camera so it can join the FaceTime Family though.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It wouldn't be useful for photography, but maybe for augmented reality?
     
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Not sure they'd bother for that.
     
  7. Kees Braam macrumors newbie

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    According to some people the second generation iPad is coming this month!:) Let's hope so. I'd like to see a few new features:

    - Retina display (it is truly amazing on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G)
    - Faster processor and more RAM (for example: Epic Citadel. What will iOS games look like in a year? Will the first generation still be able to handle these kind of graphics that well?)
    - Front and back camera (just to match up with the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G).
     
  8. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    When the 2nd gen iPad is released, will the 1st gen iPad still be in stock and get a price drop?

    I'm planning on the getting the 1st gen, but at a cheaper price, cause $499 is just too much for me.
     
  9. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

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    Reatina display can be anything apple wants it to be, because they invented it.
    But I doubt the new model will have retina display because the processor would have to pull much to hard for it.
     

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