The iPad 2S Thread

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mr. Incredible, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad is most likely going to experience the same type of cycle that the iPhones are. With the odd generations getting a redesign, while the even generations get a spec upgrade.

    Here's hoping for a retina display, and better cameras.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    No, because the iPhone is based on the carriers 2 year commitment rule for the bi-yearly cycle.
     
  3. Mr. Incredible thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you think they're gonna have a redesigned iPad every year?

    I think the 2S, 3, 3S, will make much more sense.
     
  4. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    The iPad is a different category. It's hard to know what to expect. On the one hand, Apple has an interest in driving this hard to make it as excellent as possible to gain the largest market share and make the iPad the de facto device like the iPod was. On the other hand, there is little competition out there to challenge the iPad so Apple still has breathing room.

    As was pointed out above, the iPad is not tied to carriers two year contracts so Apple has a lot of freedom to set the pace for iPad releases.
     
  5. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    It better be a real serious update. Minus a retina display (wich I could care less about), and better cameras, what are they willing to do to make it better?

    I would need:
    1-2 GB Memory
    Next Gen A processor (dual +)
    128 GB storage
    Central file location for Audio, Video, PDF files that all apps can access.
    iFile Style USB/SD features for external storage devices. (better connectivity)
    4G LTE

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    Let emulators in the app store without lame restrictions.
     
  6. jon1987 macrumors regular

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    It's a different product line. There is no evidence at all that the iPad is heading for that sort of release cycle.
     
  7. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I think, whatever it is called, it will be a major update because there are a lot of people out there who bought an iPad 1 and just waiting to update. The iPad is at just the right price point, where people are willing to update regularly and pass their old unit down to someone else (in my case, my wife).
     
  8. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone else think the next iPad really needs something to make it vibrate? Then we could have haptic feedback and cooler games.

    Other than that I would like to see 1Gb of RAM and better cameras. The A5 processor is fine, the screen is fine, the battery is fine, and you can already plug in USB devices with an adapter.
     
  9. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Personally, even if everything in the next iPad was the same, apart from having a retina display, that would be enough for me to upgrade. It would simply be amazing.
    Slimmer bezel would be pretty cool too. Especially now we dont really need the home button with the introduction of gestures.
     
  10. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    If we don't get a redesign but do get a retina display, I vote that it be called the iPad 2 HD.
     
  11. jon1987 macrumors regular

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    I quite like the bezel the size it. Plenty of room to grip without worrying about touching the screen.
     
  12. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    Redesign or no redesign, don't most people just put some type of case over/on/around their iPad? So at the end of the day, all you really see is a screen. Therefore, if I had my druthers I'd rather see "retina" display over a redesign.
     
  13. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine that the iPad will mimic the iPod touch in redesigns. 2nd and 3rd generations exactly the same enclosure. I'm guessing Apple will throw a retina display in the current enclosure and call it a day.
     
  14. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    once again correct. nothing more.

    people clamor for new stuff too often.
     
  15. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    My money is on the next iPad arriving during the summer next year instead of the spring. There are rumours around that the 28nm process that the next ARM processors will use (including the A6) will not be ready for mainstream use until around that time next year. Without that I doubt Apple will have enough new features to justify an update.

    Of course the Retina display is the wildcard; if it that is ready in the spring then it might be a big enough feature all on it's own.
     
  16. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    iPad 3 will be released in March with 1GB ram. That's all the information I have for now from my sources.
     
  17. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    Why should we believe this? What is the published track record for your sources?

    The latest that MR has had to say is that the next iPad will wait for the A6 and that'll be available in June. Does your source say something different?
     
  18. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I think it will get 128gb of storage.... AFTER the macbook air base does.
     
  19. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    No one asked you to believe anything that is written. My point is simply that it makes no sense for an iPad 2S based on multiple reasons; many of which are cited above my posts. Additionally, I know what I know through what I have heard from people who have been successful at providing information (in this regard) in the past. While I cannot comment on the processor, all I can say (and no one has to believe me) is that the next iPad is supposedly being released in March (around the same time frame as the previous 2 models).
    Come to think about it... I think it's useless spreading this sort of information as it is always a question until the product is released. With that being said, It seems I am only wasting my time.
     
  20. ihatephish macrumors regular

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    I enjoy just using the smart cover and sleeve from sfbags.com. Works PERFECTLY for what I need without losing the thin form factor.
     

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