Here we are, just two days from the iPad 3 announcement from Apple, and the rumors and speculation is at an all time high. As the owner of a 64gb iPad 2 it’s a bitter sweet time for me. On one hand i’m excited to see what new technology Apple will be bringing to the consumer spectrum, but on the other i’m not too excited about my 11-month old purchase being deemed out of date.
It’s an inevitability with technology, that anything you buy is going to be improved and deemed out of date, but it’s still a tough pill to swallow. With that being said, i’ll still be watching with great anticipation on Wednesday with the rest of the tech masses. Whether or not the new iPad 3 (or iPad HD) will get me to sell my iPad 2 and upgrade is still left to be determined. Below you’ll find my three wishes for the iPad 3 and three things I think are guarantees for the announcement.
1. Better Camera
Seriously, the iPad 2 camera is horrible. It was one of the things that intrigued me about the iPad 2, but it’s just about unusable in anything outside of perfect lighting conditions. It’s the same camera that’s in the iPod Touch line, and that needs to change. For a device that starts at $500 the camera needs to be the same one (if not a better one) that’s in the iPhone. Apple loves to tout iMovies on the iPad and the photo/video editing it can handle, but to make those editing suites worth while the camera must be upgraded.
2. More RAM
1. Better Camera
This has been all but confirmed. The new iPad will have a retina display, much like the iPhone and iPod Touch. Early indications show that the screen resolution will be 1536×2048, up from the iPad 2′s 768×1024. Not only will the screen resolution be upgraded, but so will the pixel density. Each pixel on the new iPad is rumored to be a quarter of the size of the iPad 2′s pixel.
What are you hoping for in the new iPad? Let us know in the comments. And to help you make it to Wednesday, check out this concept video of possible future iPad technology.