POLL:What features would iPad 4+ need make you upgrade your iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacAttacka, Mar 18, 2012.

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What would iPad 4+ need to include to make you sell your iPad 3?

  1. Quad core CPU

    35 vote(s)
    47.3%
  2. A15 processor

    16 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. More Ram

    20 vote(s)
    27.0%
  4. Full Siri

    17 vote(s)
    23.0%
  5. 128 GB Space option

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  6. 7.85" screen iPad mini model

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Slimmer/lighter

    30 vote(s)
    40.5%
  8. NFC

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  9. Better back camera

    11 vote(s)
    14.9%
  10. Facetime HD camera

    32 vote(s)
    43.2%
  11. Stereo speakers

    18 vote(s)
    24.3%
  12. Igzo/OLED/new screen tech

    9 vote(s)
    12.2%
  13. Built in projector

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  14. Stylus/handwriting support

    11 vote(s)
    14.9%
  15. SD/USB/HDMI Port

    13 vote(s)
    17.6%
  16. File manager

    7 vote(s)
    9.5%
  17. LONGER battery life

    19 vote(s)
    25.7%
  18. SHORTER recharge time

    16 vote(s)
    21.6%
  19. Slimmer bezel

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  20. Smart bezel

    11 vote(s)
    14.9%
  21. Unlocked/jailbroken at retail

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  22. Only my current iPad 3 dying would compell me to upgrade

    16 vote(s)
    21.6%
  1. MacAttacka, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

    MacAttacka macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This poll is mainly for users of the iPad 3rd gen. What would need to be included in future iPad 4 or beyond that would convince you to sell your iPad 3rd gen? You can vote for as many features as you like. Hopefully we'll paint a picture of most desired features.

    These features have been requested by various users in this forum as outlandish as they may seem. Remember, it's not a poll about how likely these features are, just what Apple will have to offer you to convince you to upgrade from the current iPad 3

    Personally I'm going for the last option. I will only upgrade when my current system dies.
     
  2. iDabble, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

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    #3
    20 hour battery life? Really???

    I'd like to see it get more RAM and a faster processor. Overall though, I'm not sure I will be upgrading in the next cycle as I really like the 3rd generation. Only time will tell if Apple can change my mind.
     
  4. MacAttacka, Mar 18, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012

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    #4
    This is how the poll stands so far:

    #1 Slimmer & Lighter
    #2 I will ugrade when my iPad 3 dies/Quad core CPU /128GB option
    #3 Facetime HD/RAM/Longer battery
     
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  6. MacAttacka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    49 votes and not one for SIRI. Wow

    Edit: spoke too soon
     
  7. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    #7
    I don't plan on upgrading for a couple of years. I'm a university student, I can't keep eating macaroni and cheese and stretching out my weekly pay to pay the rent just to buy a shiny tech toy.
     
  8. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    #8
    The obviouse, and most likely new feature will be tactile feedback. Is the next logical step, and given plenty of evidence that Apple have been researching/investing in haptic-feedback style technologies it's a good bet we're going to see this stuff coming to iPhone5 / iPad 4.
     
  9. seong macrumors 65816

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    #9
    Hopefully many people will vote for this poll.....
    I'm kind of curious as to what's the most wanted feature of iPad 4
     
  10. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    #10
    I would like a larger screen with a much slimmer bezel and the same weight. Touch feedback doesn't interest me at all, and neither does a smaller version.
     
  11. vrillusions macrumors regular

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    #11
    I'm actually pretty undecided on what would cause me to upgrade. As soon as I heard that ipad3 was going to have retina display I was sold (previously had ipad2). But now I honestly don't know. I have an iphone 4s and don't use siri a whole lot. Haptic feedback sounds cool but I don't see it worthy of an upgrade. I'm sure there will be something but I'm pretty happy with ipad 3 so far.
     
  12. ixodes macrumors 601

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    #12
    I'm quite satisfied with my new iPad.

    Of greater importance to me at this point, is a new iPhone to replace my iP4S.

    I would benefit greatly if Apple comes through with a larger, modern day screen. The current screen has outlived its time.
     
  13. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    #13
    This one should have had stereo speakers but would not upgrade for them.

    My next tablet will be a Win8 based transformer style device.
     
  14. MacAttacka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #14
    44 voters
    193 votes

    Here's where we stand with the poll!

    #1 Quad Core CPU
    #2 Slimmer/lighter
    #3 Facetime HD
    #4 128GB option
    #5 Stero Speakers

    Only 22% will wait until their iPad 3 kicks the bucket before upgrading.
     
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  16. MacAttacka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Most requested feature still seems to be quad core processor. It's not going to happen. IOS just about manages two cores. Four would be a waste at this stage. Do we still want to rely on Cortex A9 next year too? A5XX? A5XS? Nope. Im betting on a dual core A15 for the iPad 4, a A15X for iPad 5 and we might see quad core by iPad 6. The only quad here to stay is the GPU to keep retina fired up.
     

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