iPad 3: which rumored feature do you want the most?

iPad 3: which rumored feature do you want the most?
Ladies and gentlemen, the latest and greatest iPad is going to be unveiled at the Apple event tomorrow, and the anticipation in the air can be cut through with a butter knife. And sure enough, the new model will have more than a few features that will make it better than its predecessor. A high-resolution screen worthy of being called a Retina display, speedier A6 or A5X processor of a dual- or quad-core kind, and upgraded cameras – these will very likely be among the improvements that the new iPad will brag with. Furthermore, there is a chance of seeing it equipped with a larger battery, and even an LTE radio may be on board for blazing fast web access on the go.

But out of all these rumored features, which is the one that you want the iPad 3 to have the most? This is the question that we ask you in today's poll, which will remain open right until the event's very beginning. Feel free to cast your vote, and if you believe that we have missed something, do not hesitate to let us know by dropping a comment below.

iPad 3: which rumored feature do you want the most?

Retina display – A higher resolution screen will make text much easier to read, and those HD movies will look awesome.
43.35%
A6/A5X processor – The faster processor will allow for much more versatile productivity apps to be made for the iPad, not to mention the quality games that we may expect.
24.28%
Better cameras – That main camera sorely needs to be replaced, and a better front-facing shooter will make FaceTime chats much more enjoyable.
8.53%
LTE connectivity – 3G is getting old. I really need faster internet access when I am on the move.
12.14%
Larger battery – Because carrying a charger on me all the time is not fun.
11.71%

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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7 inches
    1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A5X, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 11560 mAh
  • OS iOS 9.x

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57 Comments

42. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

To clean my house.

40. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

I'm surprised the camera is voted for less than the battery. My iPad 2's battery lasts forever, but the camera is horrible. I would gladly take a better camera over a bigger battery

37. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

@davecann2 I conceed your point if what you meant by "revolutionized" was Apple's Marketing Prowess then yes, they did get it right and I think we agree that was the main Key to their great success. They made the smartphone smart and appealing to everyone ( I can't say that weather widgets were unusable because HTC really knocked it out of the park with their sense interface widgets before anyone else - even Apple). The only other OS at that time that was close to ios was windows CE and I would wager that we agree Win mobile was just too bloated and unusable as a smart phone OS at that point. Yes, In the end it is a matter of prefrence as well as what works for you. If iOS or Android is your choice then it's your choice. Thats what is great about our freedom. All opinions are respected.

33. rhinoceros

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

LTE and FLASH are deal breakers... I'll wait for next Galaxy Tab

32. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

@davecann2 I don't think that is what everyone is so upset about. What I think is the main point is that Apple buyers belive that Apple invented or introduced these great new features. Case in point - my Samsung Skyrocket comes in the color White (which is a color I like on my mobile devices) every iPhone user I meet immediately thinks I have a iPhone and upon further inspection tell me "oh Samsung and other manufactures are copying Apple because they have a Phone in White" and refuse to belive that prior to Apple entering the Phone market manufactures like LG, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola etc.. all had phones in multiiple colors including white. ( I loved my white LG Chocolate). This goes for other features like Voice command, Slide to unlock ( I can't belive apple got a patent for this!!!< thank God it was over turned> since earlier phones had this feature way before) Notification bar ( c'mon really?) Front facing camera, Dual core processors, etc.. If most Apple users (general masses) were a bit more educated on tech then they would be aware that Apple did not invent most of the technology but Marketed/enhanced what was alredy there. As a Tech lover, and a former iPhone 4 user, I was not so much incline to belive everything the Apple marketing team wanted me to belive. I am a tech agnostic. I belive in whatever tech can get the Job done. I choose Android because it allows me to customise aspects of the Os that I need to get my Job in the feild done. iOS did not allow that. I have no hate towards iOS just the fustration with people who belive everything the Apple Marketing team tells them ( I also have a problem with people who belive everthing the Google marketing team tells them).

36. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

@PhoneCritic, I respect your opinion and agree to some extent. I don’t believe apple invented these features. I simply stated that they revolutionized them. I agree that a lot of Apples features were already existing but lets face it... until Apple made them functional they were simply a gimmick. No one care about live wallpapers and unusable weather widgets. When it comes to the hardware… why bother with duel core/ quad core if the software couldn’t utilize the performance until recently. Apple has it right on the money… Devices are just now starting to incorporate a better chip sets to utilize the performance needs of the apps (that were non-existent until now). I like Android and many of the feature it offers that Apple doesn’t. Its simply a matter of preference… not quality.

30. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

revolutionized through media as the products they put out were already in use. All apple did was make it more well known through one hell of a marketing campaign. Ill give them credit on that they do make a nice product. People tend tto think that apple is the first at everything they do which i great for them.

24. ilia1986 unregistered

If it could run Android...

23. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Everyone is expecting Apple to revolutionize every product they make every year. Apple already revolutionized the smart phone and the tablet before Android OS even knew what a smart phone was. What Apple is doing now is keeping current with technology and adding a few cool (new) features that are both useable and functional. To me this is a good thing, Stop expecting Apple to redefine a product every year and start accepting that they make great products as-is. They’re competitive and relevant in many ways than not.

22. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

If I were to be "eagerly awaiting" the next iPad, I more than likely would be looking forward to a higher resolution display, some form of 4G, and maybe a larger battery.

21. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

How about a self destruct button???

17. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

im actually most excited about the missing home button and if they put a gesture area on the capacitive area or build more gestures into iOS.

46. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

Yes, I think we can expect Lion-like gestures for that. 4 fingers up for open apps and pinch with 3+1 fingers for launchpad.

16. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i finally (iMean iFinally) started laughing at PAPiNYC's comments...lol i couldnt help it... dude is funny...lol i think i get it now... before i was wondering why all the hate and bashing... but now i see you guys dont HATE apple in a angry (they need to go out of business) way its more of a HATE due to disappointment... we all expected their products to grow as technology did similar to what android is doing... but apple continues to take those small steps and fans praise the products like they are the most current in technology when theyre not (is why yall call them iSh$$p)... am i right? lol if so, i can accept that and laugh more at the creative hate comments than feeling weird about them...

15. Virile

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

It funny how people bash Apple for the "Poor Working Conditions" when half the stuff we use everyday come from the same type of chinese sweat shops.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its funny how people just willingly accept that their products are made with the blood of slaves, since "everybody is doing it". Not everyone. And it doesnt make it right. The only way to stop it is to stop buying products made in that manner. Does it severely limit your product options? Yes. But if everyone had the willpower to do it for a year or 2, then manufacturers would get the hint and improve conditions or face going out of business. Or you can just go along and keep buying those super high profit margin devices knowing that just a little bit of action could have improved & saved thousands of people's lives. Join Gallito in the "its not in my house so i dont care" mentality.

35. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

if i really thought you felt this way, i would aplaud you. but, i know you've been trolling apple and i product articles on pa for years. you've just started singing the sound practices tunes here lately. its just a new way for you to troll.

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

amazing that i "troll" this opinion all day every day in real life. And if u actually read my opinions i also give Ms the samw level of bs as well as on the nexus tablet discussion i said i would not buy it if Asus manufactured it through foxconn, as that would be hippocritical. who's trolling?

41. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

please. how many ways and for how long did you bash apple before you knew about or mentioned working conditions? why do you have posts in countless apple articles? you dont come in to them to do ANYTHING but troll (and you are one of dozens). you guys know the day before an apple keynote that there are going to be dozens of apple articles on pa. yet, you come here anyways and post multiple times in nearly every article with what you think are witty comments. how does it not get old?

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so because we didn't used to know about the extent of the foxconn tragedy until recently, my opinion on it is less valid? were you born with knowledge of everything or did u learn over time? what a crazy argument . no you have a personal issue with me and tried to call me out as a hippocrit ... and when u realized that wasn't true u just changed your argument. I post on all articles I see fit as does every one else including u. ive seen u on many articles that didn't involve apple. like normal you have no merit to your argument. now give me the credit for my conviction about not buying foxconn products you promised and move on.

47. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

no, you dolt. its because you have a history of hating on apple for their every move that this does not seem like sincere concern, but just another reason to hate. i'll never buy your claims to the contrary. my only personal issue with you is your trolling. i have no problem with where you post, but with apple articles, you're never on topic. this article for instance is about the new features of the ipad3, but you come in and post trollish comments about foxconn. get over yourself. get over apple being a very smart, successful company with very good, successful products that uses standard business practices. i agree that they are questionable or even bad, but they are NOT unique.

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it asked what feature I'd like to see. I gave an honest and valid response. I would actually buy an iPad as a way of saying thanks for changing their practices... but that wont happen. you I nuts always forget that I defend and attack any company that deserves it. u don't care when I call out Samsung for cheating I/O scores or when I chastise MS for their foxconn practices, or HTC for releasing the same phone over n over again... no.. u only specifically care when I dare speak out against apple. I don't remember u Patting me on the back when I defended apple against android nuts and got called an I shaep. its completely hipocritical. btw the only way to change people's minds are to stay in their face with the reality of what's going on. so yea I. going to take an opportunity to continue the fight against foxconn when it arises.. on apple, MS, Asus, or any of a dozen others. remind me how much u like or don't like it on any of the threads I've brought up other companies.. I don't see ur replies on a single one.

49. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

im hardly an i nut. i dont currently own any apple product and have only ever owned a single iphone 3g. and im still not buying a word of it. how do explain your constant trolling of apple articles prior to your knowledge of foxconn? if you do critique others, im sure its in a much more reasonable, appropriate manor. this is just a new flavor of your trolling. nothing more.

52. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, instead of arguing with me about it, round and round in circles, go find other threads and find out. I am respectful until attacked unless what you say is just so ridiculous that i cant help but poke fun at you. Is that really any different than anyone else? No, its not. your issue with me is still some personal thing. Thats on you, not me. Dont hold me to a standard you cant hold yourself or anyone else to. TOP 10 REASONS: For Prior trolling of articles about apple: 1) responding to rediculous ifanatic claims with facts 2) responding to rediculous ifanatic claims with sarchasm and humor. 3) steve jobs was an a-hole and deserved it, yet i was one that was calling for respect when he died when few were giving it. 4) i completely disagree with apple's business practices 5) i completely disagree with apple's constant lawsuits for BS. when they have something real to sue about, fine.. when its a napkin drawing, its BS. 6) honestly, some of you ifanatics are on another planet, and its fun just to poke the hornets nest every once and a while. 7) i am constantly called out, even before i post a single thing on the thread, which just makes me want to post.. talk to your iphone buddies about that one. 8) on the occasions where apple did something i agree with, i gave them credit...like FINALLY allowing money to be donated to charity through the company after Jobs died. 9) because i wanted something fruity 10) it was harder than i thought to get to 10, so lets just say.. because i wanted to. lol

59. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

its too funny you cant get it through your thick skull that im not a fan of apple. i just wish the comments section could be held to relevant discussion of each article. rather, we get drivel spewed from die hard fandroids that is motivated by an inferiority complex based distaste for an average electronics company with above average success. and the way you guys cheer these efforts is even worse than the initial idiocy (see comment 57).

60. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

also, a couple facts for you to ponder: samsung also uses foxconn (as do most others) apple has initiated an assessment of work conditions at foxconn. this is not a one sided issue.

62. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

really, yet you constantly only side with apple and call any one that disagrees with you a fandroid. yea, you are a sheaple in denial. couple of actual facts for you to ponder. Samsung makes their high end phones and tablets in house. Galaxy line and Tab are made in samsung factories... where workers get slightly better pay, but with benefits, actual rights, and vacation/sick leave. apple has hired a PR firm disguised as an indipendant body to assess conditions at apple. If you payed attention intstead of making blind statements, u would know this to be true. Do some research on that "independant company" and you will learn that it is a shell company made by Nike and some of the worst offenders in the world to do "inspections" that make the working conditions look better. They only inspect "donating members" factories... and for some reason rarely find major things wrong... go figure. who said it was one sided? u arent listening to a damn thing. you are just blind post replying. the only person making it one sided is u.

64. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i dont constantly side with apple. you are delusional. i call out fandroid trolling, which if you ever have the ability to look with an objective eye, you would see runs rampant on this site. i actually criticize apple a good deal, but in relevant articles. can you link some of this cushy samsung work conditions? all ive ever read is that their conditions are similar and that they use foxconn for a decent amount of their products. you have no idea what will come of these assessments. sure others have come up with less than they should. your assumption that these will be the same just shines the light on your bias even more (not that it was needed). how have you said anything but this is one sided? you make claims that apple directly controls the labor conditions in china and could solve these issues on their own. how am i not listening or posting blindly? devote some intellect to your posts, please.

56. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

lol way to call it out.. haha

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Also, hey.. your missing another button "app compatibility with the new resolution" until apps are made to run with the higher resolution, they are going to be crap. good luck with that. :)

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