What improvements is the iPad 2013 going to have over the 2012 version?

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  1. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    I figure:

    - SOC is going from 45nm to 28nm in order to save power / reduce heat.

    - With reduced power usage I could see Apple making the battery smaller to try and make the iPad a little thinner / lighter.

    - Camera might get a bump up from 5mp to 8mp.

    These above seem completely underwhelming but other than these I am stumped as to what can actually be improved :confused:

    What do you guys think will be the improvements for the 2013 iPad?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It'll be magical, but in different ways than before. I hear it will have a unicorn-fiber shell.
     
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    No one really knows for sure. The safe bet is a speed bump, stereo speakers. Not a whole lot you can add after the retina display.
     
  4. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    The current CPU is woefully underpowered for driving the Retina display, a speed upgrade there will be likely. (try reading image-heavy PDFs, it is not a pleasant experience)

    Similarly, the current GPU is underpowered for games. Most titles run appallingly poorly when rendered at native 2048×1536 resolution.

    Hopefully these two things will bring the experience back to how it was with the iPad 2, where pages were rendered as quickly as you could flip through them, and games ran decently (rather than terribly) at native resolution.

    I would also expect a reduction in heat and possibly power consumption.
    We will probably see an increase in storage capacity.

    No major changes.
     
  5. g0odfr1end102 macrumors 6502

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    Haptic feedback would be really really cool, possibly NFC payment (just speculating here). I also agree with you concerning the cameras, they'll definitely get (deserve) an update.
     
  6. Eadfrith macrumors 6502

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    I would like to see the touch screen respond faster and with greater accuracy, it would make things like writing and drawing/painting much easier.
     
  7. Tussen69 macrumors regular

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    - Improved 802.11n 5 Ghz Wifi speed (Wifi Model)
    - AirDrop
    - PowerNap ?
    - Improved iSight Camera
    - Improved FaceTime Camera
    - Improved CPU / GPU
    - Mag Safe / Mag Port
    - 4G LTE World Wide Support (4G LTE Model)
     
  8. Skika macrumors 68030

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    PowerNap is already present in iOS. It was infact brought to OS X from iOS.
     
  9. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking 802.11ac w/o doubt.
     
  10. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    i just want the storage to be bumped from 16/32/64 to 32/64/128.
     
  11. tann macrumors 68000

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    I think the next iPas is where we see the next real improvement in the CPU.

    That coupled with probably IGZO (like the new iPhone is supposed to have) screens enabling them to make the iPad thinner (iPad 2 thinness or a bit thinner) as well as lighter while keeping the lovely screen, battery life and LTE.

    I hope upgraded front camera and maybe 8MP back (but I think the improvement should be front camera as the main priority).

    LTE will hopefully be more world friendly!

    EDIT: Also first 128gb iOS device.
     
  12. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    So what you are saying is an A5X (same as A5 on iPad 2) and the quad-core graphics (2X iPad 2) can't handle a retina display when it's as smooth as the iPad 2.

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    NFC would be useless on a 9.7" tablet (you would have to carry it around).
     
  13. boomboom2 macrumors regular

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    I think it would be really cool if they had a well done pen input support like the Galaxy Note 10.1 with a pressure sensitive Wacom pen! That would be crazy awesome for notes and creative work.
     
  14. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Speed

    Significant enhancements to the SoC (A15, PowerVR 6000 series GPU)
    Wifi should be 802.11ac
    NAND should be faster and go to 128GB
    Battery life should improve
    NFC could be added.
    Camera improvement

    That would be enough for me to upgrade.
     
  15. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a RAM bump, as every generation has double the ram from the generation before it.

    Perhaps a better CPU or a die shrinkage of the CPU, or likely a combination of both.

    Better camera is a possibility.

    Less power consumption.
     
  16. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Larger screen.

    The iPad trio should be

    7.85"
    9.7"
    13.3"
     
  17. irDigital0l Guest

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    Since iPad 3 was the big jump with the retina display, camera, etc.

    iPad 4 will probably have

    A6 chip (quad-core w/ 1.2GHz CPU & 1GB RAM)
    FaceTime HD camera (1.3 mega-pixel)
     
  18. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Faster charging time. 5 hours to get to 70% is NOT cool.
     
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    Put 4 speakers on it...Yes, 4.

    4 speakers will allow stereo in horiz. and vert. orientation.

    (At least 2 speakers...come on Apple!)
     
  22. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    "In-Cell" touchscreen
    HD Facetime Camera
    8MP iSight Camera
    Thinner
    Lighter
    No heat
    28nm SOC
    New design, similar to the new iPhone. (square, not tapered)
    2 speakers
    Additional rear mic
     
  23. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    iOS will benefit from a higher clocked dual core, either a9 or a15 architecture. Quad only seems to benefit the behemoth android OS with its virtualization overhead.
     
  24. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Still iOS could benefit from quad-core (hopefully A15 architecture).
     
  25. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Apple is clearly following the "tick-tock" development method right now. Since "the new iPad" with retina display was clearly the "tick", the 2013 model will be the "tock" (a.k.a. incremental upgrades).

    With that said, a 7" iPad is on the way. That should keep people amused for a while longer.
     

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