The original iPad was magical, the second one gave fans most of the things that they wanted, but there are still a few things fans want and here are several features Apple fans want to see on the iPad 3.
Retina Display is the iPad 2 feature that got away. Lots of rumor sites had Retina Display as a shoe in for Apple’s second generation tablet and it was set to more than double the iPad 2’s display and make for a more HD display. Unfortunately, by the time Apple’s new tablet hit the store shelves, it did so without Retina Display and lots of fans – especially those that own iPhone 4’s – are dying to see this feature added to the iPad 3.
The way the iPad 2 went about accessing the internet was just as bad as the first generation – well, considering that you’ll need an AT&T or Verizon version, it’s actually worse – and Apple requires you to pay more for 3G, gives horrible data plans, and doesn’t offer any support for 4G internet accessibility. The first two iPads are two of the only tablets on the market that doesn’t support 4G internet access and hopefully Apple will add this feature to the iPad 3.
The front and back facing cameras are their most hyped up feature, but they’re also the tablets biggest drawback. The new cameras on Apple’s second generation tablet are some of the worse cameras on the market – not including the HP TouchPad – and are similar to that of the 4th generation iPod Touch. Most iPad fans are hoping that the shoddy cameras on Apple’s second tablet are just a stepping stone for better cameras to come – on the iPad 3.
The iPad 2 made room for specification upgrades in all regards – graphics card, processor, RAM, etc. – but although the iPad 2 has double the RAM of the original at 512MB, it still boasts only half of the industry’s standard of 1GB of RAM. In order for the iPad 3 to be relevant when it hits the market, it’s likely that it’ll need at least 2GB of RAM.
USB or SD Ports
This is a bit of a stretch, but it would be nice of the Apple tablets of the future included more than one port – the 30-pin data cable port – and included more standard data ports like a USB or SD card port. Having USB and SD input would make it easy to transfer data from an iPad to another device, download files onto the iPad, and allow other plugins. One could only dream of having USB and SD input on the iPad 3.
For more, read iPad 2 Features Apple is Holding Back to Make Room for iPad 3 Upgrades , 5 Telltale Signs that the iPad 2 was Rushed to Production , and 4 Decisions You’ll Make When You Buy an iPad 2 That’ll Haunt Your iPad Forever
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