All iPads What would be the one new feature to make you buy a new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MalooNZ, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. MalooNZ macrumors member


    Aug 20, 2012
    Auckland NZ
    What would the next generation ipad need to have to make you upgrade? Personally 128gb would be that one thing.
  2. pocketpenguin macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    The ability to use a mouse or other pointing device. If I could use a trackpad or other device when using, say a remote desktop app or a word processing app, then my IPad experience would be perfect. As it is, "cursor" control is one of the major things I find lacking. That said, I wouldn't mind direct access to the storage file system either.
  3. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I use very little storage, so that is a nonissue for me. The changes I would like to see are wholly software-side, such as the ability to edit apps in Dropbox via pages and such. Little tweaks that improve the functionality of my ipad.
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    The ability to make Siri sound like HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or better yet, Mr. Data.
  5. lapeno macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2010
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Storage doesn't bother me. I currently have a 64GB iPad 2 - and since I started using Spotify I use at most 20GB. My movies are available via home sharing, so I only ever have at most 2 movies synced.

    If they release an iPad Mini with a retina screen, I will hit the buy button almost instantaneously.
  7. smileyface macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Thinner and most importantly significantly lighter and I will sell my ipad4 and upgrade.

    By significantly lighter,I mean at least 100g lighter.

    I would also buy a 15in retina ipad if they decide to make it, assuming it doesn't weigh a ton.
  8. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    iPad mini with retina screen or a thinner and lighter iPad5.
  9. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    iPad Mini w/ Retina
    Base price 32GB starting capacity.

    Has to have all 3, or I wait for next gen. In no hurry with my current full size iPad Retina, has everything I want. I don't expect to get my wish as those wishes aren't going to hit a doable price point.
  10. Cobster macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2011
  11. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    It wouldn't make me upgrade right away, but the best feature would be a much longer battery life. like 15 to 20 hours worth instead of 10.
  12. Random 995K macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    So many people, including myself, already get 12-18 hours easy on the ipad 4 and the mini.
  13. jumpmandds macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2011
  14. smoge macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2011
  15. kazmac, Jan 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013

    kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream

    New feature:

    a native file sharing system between iOS and OSX.

    that would be nice, but enhancements on the following existing elements would make me investigate before that:

    If regular size:

    much lighter and longer battery life.

    If Mini:

    retina and longer battery life at same price point.
  16. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Battery life depends on what you run. I get from 9 to 11 usually. Rarely I will get a bit more.
  17. Dyno-Mike macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2012
    United Kingdom
    4 High quality front facing stereo speakers placed on all 4 sides and automatically switch with the iPads portrait or landscape orientation.

    I think this would be a nice addition
  18. Eric E. Schmidt macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2012
    osx and proper applications. tablets (apart perhaps from surface) are useless to me in current form.

    ios is not the touch-only interface people tend to believe as you could easily control it with a mouse. in reverse, osx would be perfectly useable with touch input in current form.
  19. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
  20. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    Nothing. I'm perfectly happy with my ipad mini and I do not need retina display.

    Although I do update it when it gets old. (No more OS updates)
  21. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Adrift in a sea of possibilities
    Be careful what you wish for, as I think this will happen but not in the way you are expecting.

    Mac OSX -> OSX -> iOS / OSX hybrid (Win 8, anyone?).

    The "New Order - Eleventh Operating Universal System", or NOXIOUS, otherwise known as OS XI - Ocelot.
  22. Random 995K macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    Hmm, brightness affects it alot as well. I just use safari, youtube, facebook and pages mainly. Sometimes play games as well. My brightness is ussualy 20% as im in door most the time with the ipad. On my iphone, brightness is around 60% since i take it everywhere and use it in the sun or well lit areas. It lasts about 7 hours. I don't think people would use their ipad 10 hours in one day (i have before but its rare) so im not sure why better battery life is a big thing, at least for the ipad its not imo. :) Do you run out of battery on yours before you sleep?
  23. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    A thinner and lighter design than the iPad 2 and a better screen. Currently, the ones being shipped to customers have worse screens than the demo units. This needs to change.

    Also, I'd love some kind of hybrid device which makes OS X boot once you plug in it an a keyboard dock. That way, you'll have a Macbook Air and iPad at once.
  24. spooky23 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2013

    Can you elaborate?
  25. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    I tried for myself, I have seen about 20 'real life' iPads, all had worse screens than the demo units. Also, check out the forum threads with 100+ pages about yellow screens, green screens and uneven screens. Just Google it. :)

    There is no objective source for this claim, but my personal experience and that of many others tells that this in fact the truth.

    Check out this thread for example:

    If you go into the Apple Store and compare your iPad side by side, you'll see the difference.

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