What would you want most in an iPad 3? Apart from a reduction in price, which almost everyone in the world would want, there are a few performance improvements that most people would like to see in the anticipated tablet.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the thickness of the iPad 3 came down by about 20% compared to the thickness of iPad 2? In addition, how would you like it if the iPad 3 came with a HD display, a resolution of 2048 x 1536, and with full touch-screen support?
Surely, you would prefer a lighter battery with a longer life. However, be prepared for a more expensive battery, since high energy density batteries generally cost more. This could be supplemented with a more powerful processor. A quad-core processor would surely make the iPad 3 as powerful as any desktop.
Several companies have lined up to produce high-efficiency quad-core processors in the near future. ARM is reputed to be working on a Cortex-9 quad-core design, which could be one of the best mobile processors. Qualcomm and NVidia are in the race as well for reducing both die cost and power of the processors they are envisaging for the future.
Multi-touch gesture technology is being looked forward to by all people. This will be the most wanted feature in the iOS 5, the operating system on which the iPad 3 is to run. Most likely, the iOS 5 will be christened OS X Lion for the tablet.
The Retina Display is rumored to be shipping with the latest 3D features. No one wants to wear special goggles just to view 3D. Now, they won’t have to. The Retina Display and iOS 5 will make for a 3D display that will be visible with the naked eye, and no glasses.
For the storage part, iCloud technology will surely be used. Therefore, the iPad 3 memory will not have to store all your pictures, photos, videos and songs. They would be available for use from the iTunes.
The camera would be an enhanced device with LED flash support and 5 MP clarity. Would you start thinking of moving away from your desktop If IPad 3 can provide you with 1080p or 720p video recording?