Before Apple released its latest rendition of the iPad that started the tablet revolution, we threw around speculation and rumour in regards to what we hoped would be included.
However, to most customers, the iPad 2 came as a slight disappointment in the technology stakes. Yes, we got a slender light version to which we all applauded, but as Pocket-lint confirmed, most fans were looking forward to some big changes.
So with the iPad 2 now firmly in our grasp, we have decided to take another look at what additions the California crew should be injecting into the iPad 3, in the hope that the tech team will listen this time.
First up we need to address the display, which in pre-iPad 2 rumour, suggested an iPhone 4 style Retina item. This for some reason didn’t make it on to the 2, with Apple favouring the same set-up as its first slate.
Next is the inability to increase the memory of the device, which limits you to the 16, 32 or 64GB. Now while 64GB is plenty for most users the extra cost of the top range tablet, outweighs its necessity. Whereas if you had the option for an SD card slot for expanding the memory, a whole new user base could be opened up.
For the next stop, we address the HDMI port absence. While we understand iPad 2 carries HDMI playback support, the iPad 3 could really benefit from gaining a true HDMI outlet to allow direct HDTV hook up.
Finally in our little selection is the want for a proper USB port, which like the HDMI port would save a lot of time through a direct connection. With USB being a universally recognized connection system for virtually every other laptop, netbook and tablet on the market, iPad 3 could reach out to a far greater audience with its inclusion.
Other than what we have mentioned above, there would obviously be the likelihood of iPad 3 containing iOS 5.0. Couple this with flash support for the iPad 2′s newly released camera, and we think the iPad 3 could really shake up the market. As more and more tablets come galloping over the horizon, the rumoured September release date for iPad 3 could allow it to take the competition by storm.
Tell us if your wish list has changed after the iPad 2 introduction, were you disappointed enough not to purchase a 2 in hope that a 3 will have the extras that you wanted?