Specs don't matter. I it will be all about the apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HOMBRESINIESTRO, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. HOMBRESINIESTRO macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
    I expect at least one killer app that is especially designed for the new retina display on the iPad 2s. Probably something related to photos or text.

    We might even see a big update to the iWord suite.
  2. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    So...it will be all about the retina display.
  3. DenisAuermann, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  4. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    Tim will probably talk about the new Photoshop release for iPad...

    Take high quality pictures with the new iPad camera.
    Touch them up in Photoshop for iPad (newly released).
    Wirelessly stream them immediately to your AppleTV, or
    Print them using your e-Wireless-all-in-one printer.
  5. HOMBRESINIESTRO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
    More like all about what you can do with upgraded optics (as the camera is expected to be updated, too).

    But what's the use of upgraded specifications when it doesn't give you any benefit. The iPhone 4s was a disappointing example of upgraded specs without any gain.
  6. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
  7. DenisAuermann, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  8. HOMBRESINIESTRO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
    No, this all doesn't matter if you don't have any perceivable benefit. A faster processor may be nice, but won't change the way you work.
  9. DenisAuermann, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
  10. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    They will talk 30 minuets about the retina display.
    Which they should really.

    Anyways, im going to be a little bit disappointed if its not quad core, but im getting one anyway
  11. HOMBRESINIESTRO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
  12. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Umm, one word for you: Siri. Like the software or not that was the big app launch with the 4S and good lord did it work for them.

    I do agree with what you're saying though and think Gruber put it best: It's all very well having improved hardware but you can't really demo that on stage. You need cool new software to show how the hardware lets you do things you couldn't before. Now the iPad 3 is a bit of an odd case as a retina display (let's just assume that's happening at this point) will bring improvements across the board so you really could spend 30 minutes just demoing iOS 5.1 and the benefits it brings. But it does make sense to have improved apps and content too and photos does seem the most likely candidate. I don't think it's out of the question we may see one or more of:

    iPhoto / Aperture
    iTunes media at 1080p
    iWork update
    And, in a real long shot, maybe they'll bring Final Cut Pro to the iPad if the internal hardware is up to the job.

    I'd also expect some software demos from third parties to show off iPad Retina apps. Epic and Firemint seem like strong possibilities on the gaming side, maybe something like flipboard for text?
  13. DenisAuermann macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2012
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9A405)

    Oops, it looks like someone didn't have a compelling argument and got upset. ;) You can post that video again if you like
  14. daleski75 macrumors 68000


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northampton, UK
    specifications matter to a point however the end result is much more important and if they can keep everything as fluid and slick for apps and the iOS itself with the increased resolution then that's what the most important to me.

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