A few weeks back I posted my initial iPad 3 Wish List. I mentioned around 8 features and things I’d like to see in the iPad 3 that’s expected to be unveiled and released next month. Those included a significantly improved display (which I think is now all but a certainty), a faster processor, more RAM, continued stellar battery life, and more.
One item I left out of that list and that I’ve been thinking about a fair bit lately is Siri – the voice command and dictation capabilities found on the iPhone 4S. Siri is officially in beta and is far from flawless in my usage of it so far – but it is still definitely a killer feature. The voice dictation within apps is especially great.
So I would definitely like to see Siri come to the iPad 3. While the voice command feature would be a nice addition, it’s the dictation ability that would really be immensely useful on the iPad. I also expect that Siri’s abilities will be expanded in the not-too-distant future and hopefully more support for 3rd party apps will be coming as well. All of this makes it even more attractive to have Siri on the next-gen iPad.
What do you all think? Does Siri make it on to your iPad 3 wish list?
Now that 2012 is just round the corner, one thing we can start to look forward to is the iPad 3, or whatever name Apple chooses to give to the next generation iPad.
Unless there’s a drastic change to Apple’s release cycle for the iPad, we will see the iPad 3 released in the first 3-4 months of the new year – most likely in February or March I’d guess.
So this seems as good as good a time as any to share my short wish list for the iPad 3 and the iPad in 2012. My list is short because the iPad 2 is a spectacularly good tablet already. Here’s what I’d like to see in the iPad 3 and the iPad line in general in the coming year:
— An improved, retina display. Happily, I think this is just about a lock to be one of the key features of the next iPad. The iPad’s display is already superb – but a bump up to retina quality will be very welcome.
— A better, faster processor. Again, I think this is pretty much a given fortunately.
— An upgrade to 1GB of RAM. I was hoping to see this on the iPad 2, and I think it’s definitely time for this in the next gen. This would be a big boost for iPad gamers and game developers, as well as for all of us who like running a number of powerful apps of all kinds on our iPads.