Tweaked iPad due in September?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Eahdawn, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Eahdawn macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    I have my mind set on going to buy an iPad this week, and then I read this;

    The revamped iPad to include a thinner enclosure, an IGZO display and better heat dissipation. Would these make a difference really? What would an IGZO display do for the iPad? Does the current iPad really get that hot?

    What do you guys make of this? Is it worth holding off 2 extra months?
  2. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2011
    I would say get an iPad now. I doubt Apple is going to tweak the iPad until 2013
  3. SpyderBite macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2011
    Why did you start a brand new thread for this?
  4. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    The difference will not be big. If you need/want an iPad now: get it now.

    In two month many threads will be started with: should I wait for the new iPad (4th gen) or get one now.

    So my suggestion: get it now. It's a nice device as it is.
  5. Eahdawn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Thanks dudes. I'm pretty much set on getting it this week, might as well bite the bullet. It does seem very realistic though. They could add the smaller dock connector and the few tweaks mentioned in the article, but not change any major internals to avoid the current new iPad being obsolete for people who already had bought it. Not that they wouldn't want people spending more money anyway. :)

    Personally, I don't see why not.
  6. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    If anything maybe just a die shrink of the chip. Will not even be mentioned by Apple. Same as with iPad 2.
  7. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    If they change anything, they won't advertise with it. They will only change something if it saves them costs. If they are going to change something, you won't be able to see it from the outside (in other words, they are not going to add a new dock connector or change the thickness).

    A next generation, with new features, won't come along until next year.
  8. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Also they would certainly do this if they increase their profit margins.

    Could drop the die process from 45nm to the 32nm as used in the iPad2 and AppleTV3. Would both reduce power consumption, heat dissipation, and decrease Apple's cost per chip.

    They did it silently with the iPad 2 update back in March.

    They might also push their new 19pin connector to match up with new iPhone should those rumors pan out. Would help speed adoption.
  9. Eahdawn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    That sounds very reasonable. What exactly do you mean by "Could drop the die process from 45nm to the 32nm as used in the iPad2"? Would this change the performance of the new iPad, even minimally?

    Sorry, dumb guy here. :)
  10. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    No. Expect nothing new. You won't be able to use any new features and nothing will visually change either - that is IF they change something.
  11. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Likely only reduce power consumption, heat dissipation.
  12. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2010
    I love the 3rd gen iPad. I would buy now. I imagine any changes wont be massive until next year.
  13. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    The revised iPads won't actually hit the store shelves until the holidays....

    Apple is taking away the dual backlights and making the device thinner...which seem to be the source of the heating problem....
  14. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    So the new iPad 3 will have light leakage problems like the iPad 2 had? I believe the dual backlighting was meant to solve that problem.
  15. orangewall macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I'm reading this topic as I am also planning to buy an iPad 2.
    Difference is, I am going to buy it in the first 2 weeks of september (Because I will be in NYC during that time instead of in belgium).

    Will this 'new normal sized ipad' (well, "tweaked" iPad 2) be out in september ?
    If not should I wait ?

    If, like someone here said, they would only hit the shelves near the holidays then I'm definitely not waiting.
    Basicly, if they won't be out before october then I'm not waiting i guess...
  16. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Probably less consumption so less heat.


    There is no tweaked iPad 2...

    There might be a tweaked iPad 3 in the fall. It might not even be in the fall. Apple might secretly release the tweaked iPad 3 when they announce the iPad 4th gen in like march next year. (assuming that they do).
  17. orangewall macrumors member

    May 3, 2011
    I meant the latest iPad version yeah :p i just called it iPad 2, my bad :p "The new iPad" just sounds wierd :p
    And thanks for the info! :) I guess I'm not gonna wait then, I'm just going to buy one when I'm in nyc :)

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