iPad Two things I would like to see on a future ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ab2c4, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. ab2c4 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2013
    First, I wish they would release an iPad around 8.7 to 8.9 inches. A nice medium size. Too many times the Mini is great to hold but the screen isn't large enough. And with the Air the screen size is great but gets tiresome to hold for hours of non stop use.

    Secondly, I really wish they would at least offer more than one type of back on the iPad. The metal is slippery and cold in your hand. Maybe they could offer a "Premium" model with, I don't the right term, but with a nice rubbery-plastic backing like the Nexus 7 2013 has (regardless of what you think of the Nexus 7 as a tablet, if you ever held one you know how incredible it feels in your hand).

    Between my son, wife and myself we have six tablets (3 iPads, 3 androids) so I am fortunate enough to get to use different tablets ranging in various sizes on a regular basis and see each tablet's strengths and weeknesses. If Apple were to release an upcoming tablet with the two things I am hoping to see, in my eyes at least, it would be the perfect tablet.
  2. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Considering Apple's most recent foray into plastic with the 5c, I very much doubt we'll be seeing a plastic ipad anytime soon.
  3. ab2c4 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2013
    That is not the type of backing that I am referring to, the 5c used a cheap slippery back (like some of the Samsung phones have used). Plus, the colors apple used on the 5c are hideous. I am talking about the backing that is used on the Nexus 7 2013.
  4. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Two very fundamental and obvious things.

    1: A LED flash unit for the rear camera to allow you to use it in low light conditions.

    2: Stereo speakers that face the user of the device, not just speakers at one end that shoot the sound out away from the user.

    Both of these things should have been implemented years ago.
  5. MalooNZ macrumors member


    Aug 20, 2012
    Auckland NZ
    Stereo speakers

    Definitely stereo speakers - better and brighter screen and less reflection in sunlight - wireless charging - Touch ID - more RAM
  6. Matheew944 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2015
    I want a IPad screen with , 12 inches, hope it will be released this year.Otherwise, I will upgrade to an Air 2
  7. ab2c4 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Ah, i forgot about front facing speakers for my wish list.
  8. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    What if they went from 2 sizes to 2 sizes... The 9.7 inch iPad would be done away with as well as the 7.9 inch mini. They would replace them with an 8.something inch iPad with the same 2048x1536 screen. The bezels could be reduced to keep it closer to the size of the mini but still have a large screen. Then they could introduce the 12.something inch iPad Pro which would be more of its own thing, not a more premium iPad 8.x.

    So instead of iPad mini and iPad Air it would be iPad <insert new happy medium name here> and iPad Pro.

    I think people will be really mad if that happened though. full size iPad owners would be upset with the loss in screen realistate, while mini users might be annoyed by the extra size making it less portable. I personally would love this though because I have an iPad mini and sometimes think it's a little two small, and I'm sick of having the mini get slagged with every release, getting inferior specs and all. With the 8.x size iPad though it would be 1 flagship rather than a flagship and a for some reason "lower end" small iPad. The iPad Pro would be more of its own thing, running a more advanced version of iOS or possibly Mac OS X with a more tablet based UI that is more optimized for performance. They would have the same guts, but the iPad Pro could possibly be clocked just a little faster to deal with the higher res screen and more advanced version of iOS/tablet based Mac OS X.

    I just hate seeing the iPad mini get crapped on every release because I would like to continue with the mini size but don't want to get 1 year old specs.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If they do anything the mini series is toast/history.
  10. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    I think I size in between the iPad air and mini is too much (we don't need to cover every 1-inch increment like Samsung).

    But I completely agree with your second point. Aluminum as a material looks nice and feels premium but from a usability standpoint it is terrible for a tablet. A grippier matte plastic would be both easier to hold and lighter. But I doubt that will happen anytime soon and if it does Apple will probably gimp the specs :-(
  11. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    IMO, keep the aluminum. It gives off that unique premium feel. And the way Apple polishes their aluminum is quite slick. For grip issue, it can be solved by giving case to the iPad. Some people might say it forces consumer to make another spending to give protection to their devices but don't you put extra protection for your rubbery/plasticky device too?

    I would want the 8.9" or 9.0" device. I think it's a good balance between iPad Mini and iPad Air. I find the iPad Air to be a little bit too wide for my hands. I can live with it but a 9.0" device would be better to hold.

    Honestly the current iPad Air 2 is almost perfect to my liking. Just need to fix the speaker issue.
  12. ab2c4 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2013
    We don't put cases on any of our tablets that we have. That would defeat the purpose of buying a lightweight tablet at that point. I just don't see how cold and slippery equals premium. To each their own, I realize not everybody has the same likes and dislikes. This is why I would like to see Apple give us a choice because "one size fits all" doesn't work with things like this.
  13. mickeydean macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2011
    A4 size screen for textbooks. Wireless connection to screens.
  14. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I also agree that it needs stereo speakers on the front. The speakers on my iPad Mini 2 are so low on max volume that I sometimes just watch videos on my 6 Plus because the volume is actual decent.
  15. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    I like my Air2 in the Apple leather case and I also like the size. I could get behind the idea of front facing stereo speakers, though.
  16. oaran44 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Bergen county n.j
    Bigger screen and faster faster in the spring this might happen:(:p

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