iPad mini Retina aside, your most desired iPad mini 2 features?

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  1. belltree, Aug 2, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013

    belltree macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    Retina aside, what is your most desired feature(s) for the next iPad Mini?
    For myself, I would have to say the most desired are:

    • LED Flash and improved camera.
    • CPU & GPU speed bump (Quad?).
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    I would like to see a better camera, the iPad line just doesnt seem like it has the same photo quality as the iPhone. Not that many people use their iPads for photos, but it would be nice that when they do, they can take a really nice photo.
  3. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
  4. yth macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2012
    um a DIGITIZER? samsung dominates apple in this category (and many others), but i hate to use their miserable OS

    apple is letting the ipad market slip away. right now, there are many better tablets than the ipad mini - the galaxy note and nexus 7, to name a few
  5. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Give it retina... Oops said it anyway
    Make it faster
    Ship it with a higher capacity battery
  6. srkmish macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2013
    Minimum 32 gb. With increasing game sizes, any gamer would soon run out of space after installing some 10 heavy games.
  7. satchmo macrumors 68000

    Aug 6, 2008
    True GPS.
    In fact all iPad should get this as standard.
  8. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Retina but with same battery life as existing mini.
    A bump in memory is assured to 1gb, but would love to see 2gb
    And the same CPU & GPU as in the iPad 5

    In fact let the only real difference hardware wise between the two (ipad 5 & mini 2) be screen size and I'd be happy. I'd even be happy to pay more than current €329 starting price.
  9. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Ram. It'll be 1gb, but 2gb would make it a whole lot better going forward...meaning it'll have 1gb.

    As much as I'd be tempted by a retina mini, I think I'll plump for a 5 as I want the fastest cpu/gpu with the most ram this time around.
  10. Markyyy, Aug 3, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013

    Markyyy macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2013
    I second DIGITIZER!!! Trying to write with your finger is just not productive. We need a pen like the galaxy note has, that's seamlessly housed in one of the edges of the iPad! The styluses you can buy for iPad don't work precisely enough.

    Give it the same specs as the latest regular iPad model, barring display size of course.

    Somehow make the black aluminium chasis black even when it gets scratches. This probably can't be done, but I just wish it could!
  11. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    More RAM (1GB minimum).
    Bump up the CPU.
    Leave it the same size (so I don't need to buy new cases/smart covers.
    I still want Black/Slate.
  12. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    1GB RAM

    Having 512MB again will put it in the same fate as the iPad 1 especially if it will have Retina.
  13. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    • Faster processor/gpu
    • Longer runtime on a charge
    • more ram

    Having said that, I am unlikely to replace my iPad mini that soon.
  14. bobbysmith macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    Brighter screen
    Better battery
  15. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Better CPU, and GPU. I want an iPad Mini with Retina that is equal in performance to the regular sized iPad. If Apple cannot produce such an item, I will be bummed. :cool:
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Performance bump would be nice plus doubling the ram.

    My main ask wouldn't be retina but a slight res increase to sharpen things up.
  17. obamtl macrumors regular

    May 24, 2010
    A 'Pro' iPad Mini, even if it sells at the same price as the 9.7" iPad, if it has:

    1. 4x the resolution of the current iPad Mini (yes, I know you said Retina aside).
    2. An A7X processor with quad core graphics, capable of rendering games without a dip in performance.
    3. Same or better battery life.
    4. Same or less weight.
    5. Higher quality screen, and screen technology removing that gap between the cover glass and screen (like you have in the Retina MacBooks) and a more realistic and complete colour gamut (the iPad Mini screen colour is currently CRAP).
    6. Screen readable in direct sunlight (perhaps breakthroughs in transflective technology).
    7. 32 GB - 128 GB flash storage (raising the low end from 16 to 32 GB).
    8. Better anodisation (or a silver polished bezel) on the black version - rather than risking scratches.
    9. Improved sound quality from speakers.
  18. arbogast777 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    Stereo speakers
    Would love a back that had a little more grip to it. The al-u-min-ee-um gets a little slick after holding it awhile.
  19. Cheffy Dave, Aug 4, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013

    Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    Quad Core Processor AND 2GB Memory Like Nexus 7:eek:, 128 GB SSD:cool:
  20. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    The iPad Mini will always get the scraps, its Apple's way of keeping its price lower.
  21. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

    Carl Sagan

    May 31, 2011
    The Universe
  22. GBR macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2012
    First on the list is retina of course, that alone is the thing the next mini MUST have. Next would be processor/RAM bump, the current mini is def lacking in horsepower. Next I'd say trim the bezels more, I'm sure people will argue but the current mini is just too big to easily fit in most pockets. I currently have one coat the mini fits in comfortably which is useless as its summer now. If they could trim as much off the existing bezel as possible I think it'd fit in more pockets easier. Isn't portability the whole point of the mini?
  23. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    1) Retina display (saying it again anyway).
    2) Digitizer. I use the styluses that are available and they work well enough, but I'd love to have a better stylus solution for note-taking.
    3) RAM and processor speed bump. I normally juggle 3-5 applications in my daily usage and it would be nice if I didn't have to wait for the applications to load.

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