iPad 2 wishlist
I did a search and couldn't find anything so if this has been posted, then I apologize.
I thought I'd create a topic for an iPad 2 wish list. I received my current 64GB iPad Wi-Fi only model as a gift last spring. I love it, and with 4.2 I fell itís going to be a lot better.
But we all have a felling come spring 2011 the iPad 2 will come out. Here are some of my things I hope to see on the list. Note none of them are in order.
1. Faster processor + 512MB of ram
No brainier here. I have a felling the iOS 5 for iPad will support multi user log in, so a faster processor and more memory would be needed. Plus with multi-tasking and streaming (iTunes streaming in Sept. 2011????) it would be a welcome addition.
2. Front camera only
I see no point in having a rear camera. Front camera would be great for facetime and possible 3rd party chat programs
3. SD Card reader
not a biggie, but it would be nice to have one and not have to buy an overpriced adapter
4. New design
Yes, the current design is nice. But I often set the iPad down flat on table and I get the wobble effect each time I touch the screen. Flat back. More iPhone 4 like design.
5. Haptic Feedback
With an option to turn it off of course
6. GSM/CDMA dual band option
Recently there was an article stating a possible dual band option for the iPad. I think this is a great idea, as long as all carriers have the option as pay as you go
7. Smaller Bezel.
Yes, I know the bezel is used for your hands, but to me, it seems like wasted space.
8. PHYSICAL ORENTION LOCK SWITCH.
Nuff said. Even an option to toggle it as a mute switch would be fine, just give us the PHYSICAL ORENTION LOCK SWITCH!
9. If possible, more colors or higher res screen.
Not sure if this could be done,. But I would love to see a bit more color added to the screen or even a higher res. I know Retina wonít happen for some time, but more colors would be welcomed change, but not a major requirement.
I'll add more later if I come up with more, but what are some of your wishlists?
- 11-22-2010, 09:58 AM #2
Good start at a wanted list. I would ask for a combination plastic/carbon fiber case. Much stronger, but much lighter as well.
My biggest want is the ability to have video out capability always available so I could use the iPad for games, movies, photos, or anything else on a large screen tv. I know it is available in limited format now.
Last edited by jeffskent; 11-22-2010 at 10:00 AM.
Thats what I was going to add. Knowing Apple they will add their mini display port that they said, back in 2008 will be a "insrestery standard" Hasn't happens yet. I think they should just add a mini HDMI port.
of course Apple will do the Air play but that's limited to Apple TV. What about those who don't see the need for Apple TV? hm,mmm
- 11-23-2010, 07:53 PM #4
Stereo speakers - while the ipad does put out great sound, sometimes it's a little hard to hear Netflix and the like.
Landscape kickstand - Only if they can make it look good and fit perfectly with the design of the device... Which is silly to even say as apple hasn't released an ugly product in a very long time.
Stronger screen... Ala gorilla glass. I try my best to baby my iPad but, as they say, **** happens. I have a few very small scratches on the screen and bezel and a few even smaller ones (most likely from wiping the screen) that you have to hold it at the perfect angle to see. Would be awesome to not have to worry about this.
On top of what you already said that's what I would like to see!
- 11-23-2010, 07:56 PM #5
The kick stand on the EVO doesnt look that bad, but I think to Apple, a kick stand would be like the handle they had on the first generation iBook.
and agreed on the glass.
- 11-28-2010, 04:42 AM #7
- 11-29-2010, 09:51 AM #8
- 11-29-2010, 01:22 PM #10
EDIT: Also, I would like to see upped capacity. I would really like more available space for photos, video and music.
Last edited by MsEYE; 11-29-2010 at 01:30 PM.
- 11-29-2010, 06:53 PM #11
I think the stand issue is better handled by the case. I have the inexpensive Apple case which turns the iPad into a stand up form or a netbook form for easy typing.
IMO, lack of FLASH is some sort of Apple arrogance which let Android get dominant market share. Enough. Not invented here isn't going to fly any more, guys.
- 11-29-2010, 11:33 PM #12
I just checked out the iPads specs on apples official specs page
It is in fact wifi b/g/n.
I understand the flash issue, but I for one don't really care for it. I visit a site with flash on it maybe once a year or two... On accident.
It would be expensive to have colors besides sliver. Plus the Nano is aimed at the young kids, so having colors would be good for that.
I said added color to the screen since a "Retna" display would still be too much. More colors + 1024x768 would be ideal and the second best thing.
- 11-30-2010, 12:34 AM #14
I personally would like a 7 inch Ipad. I think the Ipad is slightly too big and think the Ipod touch is too small. I think a half way point is a good idea. Especially if it costs less.
But, in other side, the big screen ipad help me enjoy my videos on ipad. I am sticking with my iPad with so many vidoes. When I back home, I would watching all kinds of videos with my boyfriend. I think others will do the same once they try it and realize it is the perfect personal computer :-)
So, I prefer the big screen ipad. By the way, To watch all kinds of videos and movies on ipad, we should thanks be to God, ahaa, just a joke. we should thanks to iFunia. this third party supplies the best ipad video converter so that we can save all kinds of vidoes on ipad.
- 12-01-2010, 05:18 AM #15
- 12-04-2010, 09:05 AM #16
What do u guys think about this idea? In the dark, I can forget which way I'm holding my iPad and it'll take me a second to find the home buttons or the volume. What if the square on the home button was an led light? And what if there was a small led light on the bezel, either a power symbol next to the power button, or volume next to the the rocker. I know its not the most aesthetically pleasing thing, so I'd be able to turn the led lights off. I don't use the mute often, so I was thinking that the mute switch could toggle the LEDs on or off (sense I guess apple doesn't mind changing it's functionality)
- 12-04-2010, 07:26 PM #18
- 12-05-2010, 02:06 AM #19
I want a kick stand for ipad. I might have to buy a 3rd party one here. If it came n the ipad, I'd like a sideways kickstand, like a picture frame, for either portrait or landscape, not just landscape.
what about also a small hole in the back to hang it on a wall?
- 12-05-2010, 08:37 AM #20
I got the Apple case. This allows either an upright stance or a typing stance making the iPad a decent note taker and very comfortable to type on.
If we got a wall display, then we'd need a remote....etc.
Clearly, IMO, when comparing the iPad to the iPhone 4, the phone's display is what really makes it wonderful. Oh, yeah, also gorilla glass in the iPad.
to be honest, I think the handle on any iDevice would be what happen to the first iBook (The laptop that was replaced by the white Macbook)
- 12-05-2010, 12:19 PM #22
Make it easy to remove from the wall, but something anyone passing it can do something on, like check or add to the family calendar app.
- 12-05-2010, 12:20 PM #23
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- 12-07-2010, 04:13 PM #25
I think we can toss the retina display out as no way in V2. It'd take something like a res of 2600 x 2000 to achieve on an iPad. What else has that? Nothing I know of & no way can it be produced to sell for iPad pricing - at least today.
What will you do with a front facing camera except then want a phone inside?