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  • Apple's Next Gen iPad Said to Debut After The iPhone 5S and Feature a Rear Mic


    The next full-size iPad from Apple is said to launch toward the end of 2013, after Apple’s next iPhone. The new tablet is said to gain a rear-facing microphone much like the iPhone 5 as well according to the report. The details, originally published by Japanese blog Macotakara, indicated that the fifth-generation iPad is expected to ship after Apple’s anticipated “iPhone 5S.” Reports have pegged Apple’s next iPhone for launch around September but weren’t included in the shipping product introduced last October.

    Although Apple opted to remove the rear mic from the iPad mini in late stages of development, it appears the microphone will remain on the next 9.7-inch iPad. Earlier reports have claimed that Apple’s fifth-generation iPad will adopt many of the same design elements Apple adopted with the iPad mini, including a thinner bezel around the screen and more rounded edges. The changes are expected to make the device 25% lighter and 15% thinner than its predecessor.

    Among the internal changes expected is a “GF2” touch panel, which would make the touchscreen component of the iPad thinner. Improved power efficiency could also allow Apple to reduce the size of the iPad’s internal battery, which currently accounts for most of the device’s weight. We’ll have to see what turns out to be true and what doesn’t though as more concrete information is revealed.

    Source: Macotakara
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Next Gen iPad Said to Debut After The iPhone 5S and Feature a Rear Mic started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. JustCause152's Avatar
      JustCause152 -
      OMG A REAR MIC!! Apple is going hard with the innovation these days. I'll definitely be first in line for that!
    1. Reymago23's Avatar
      Reymago23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustCause152 View Post
      OMG A REAR MIC!! Apple is going hard with the innovation these days. I'll definitely be first in line for that!
      me too
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustCause152 View Post
      OMG A REAR MIC!! Apple is going hard with the innovation these days. I'll definitely be first in line for that!
      Okay. Realistically, what would you expect besides the obvious boost in ram/processor speed/rear mic, etc. ? An added microwave ? They're updating an already existing product. Now, when they launch a NEW product, like an iWatch, iCar or iTV, yes. It will need to be innovative. I, personally, will never expect my iPhone to be able to teleport me to my next vacation spot. I'll wait for the iTeleporter, though. Until then, I will expect different looks, better cameras, faster speeds, better OS - things that people need. No one NEEDS gimmicks, like 3D (wasn't successful) or a projector (wasn't either) or a fingerprint scanner (really ? A passcode isn't enough as it is ?)

      Same goes with cars. What's the difference between a '12 and '13 ? Slightly different rims ? 2 extra HP ? I promise you, a '14 won't be so innovative that it will be able to fly or go underwater.
    1. Mohit555's Avatar
      Mohit555 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilpetabread View Post
      Okay. Realistically, what would you expect besides the obvious boost in ram/processor speed/rear mic, etc. ? An added microwave ? They're updating an already existing product. Now, when they launch a NEW product, like an iWatch, iCar or iTV, yes. It will need to be innovative. I, personally, will never expect my iPhone to be able to teleport me to my next vacation spot. I'll wait for the iTeleporter, though. Until then, I will expect different looks, better cameras, faster speeds, better OS - things that people need. No one NEEDS gimmicks, like 3D (wasn't successful) or a projector (wasn't either) or a fingerprint scanner (really ? A passcode isn't enough as it is ?)

      Same goes with cars. What's the difference between a '12 and '13 ? Slightly different rims ? 2 extra HP ? I promise you, a '14 won't be so innovative that it will be able to fly or go underwater.
      Why? What do u have against a good 3d phone. And u know it will not be of substandard quality if apple does it..
      And projector? What do u have agaianst a good projector in a phone? Ull be able to play games on a bigger screen, only it wont be a screen but a part of your wall!
      Ure highly stupid if u just want more ram and better camera. Thats samsung's ideology. Not apples. Apple might not innovate every year, but when it does, it really does change the game.
      Bigger ram, screen and camera are just marketing gimmicks. U wont even be able to realize the full potential of maybe a 2 gb ram if you just want to do what your phone does right now.
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mohit555 View Post
      Why? What do u have against a good 3d phone. And u know it will not be of substandard quality if apple does it..
      And projector? What do u have agaianst a good projector in a phone? Ull be able to play games on a bigger screen, only it wont be a screen but a part of your wall!
      Ure highly stupid if u just want more ram and better camera. Thats samsung's ideology. Not apples. Apple might not innovate every year, but when it does, it really does change the game.
      Bigger ram, screen and camera are just marketing gimmicks. U wont even be able to realize the full potential of maybe a 2 gb ram if you just want to do what your phone does right now.
      I never, ever said I had anything against those features. What I said was, "they were not successful." And they weren't. If they were successful features, they would be included in every phone since then. The things you're requesting would do nothing but slow the device down and absolutely destroy the battery life. And make it thicker, when nowadays, everyone cares about device thickness and weight.

      Apple is not ONLY about innovation (anymore) in their existing product line. They're about usability. Hence, we don't have 18in screens on our iPhones. Would it be cool ? Yes. Is it practical for the everyday user ? NO. Why ? Size, battery life, etc. So, no. I'm not against Apple "innovating" at all. There's just not going to turn the iPhone into a Swiss Army Knife. They don't do it to their iMacs, they don't do it to their MacBooks and they won't do it to their iPhones. What they will do is improve upon what is already there and incorporate new features that the everyday, normal person could use. Projectors, biometrics readers and 3D cameras are NOT features a normal user needs. Those are features you might use a handful of times, just to show off to your friends.

      How do i know ? Did you buy a projector to watch movies on ? No. You sure didn't. You bought a television. The same place that you play video games. Good luck playing a game created for a 4in screen up on an 8ft wall. That wont look distorted at all. Try playing a Sega Genesis game on 60in LED TV....real pretty.

      You, sir, are "highly stupid" if you think your iPhone 5S is going to be able to comb your hair for you. And you're even more stupid if you would genuinely try and direct a 3D movie from your cellphone (with it's whole 2.4 hour battery life.)
    1. rvance's Avatar
      rvance -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilpetabread View Post
      I never, ever said I had anything against those features. What I said was, "they were not successful." And they weren't. If they were successful features, they would be included in every phone since then. The things you're requesting would do nothing but slow the device down and absolutely destroy the battery life. And make it thicker, when nowadays, everyone cares about device thickness and weight.

      Apple is not ONLY about innovation (anymore) in their existing product line. They're about usability. Hence, we don't have 18in screens on our iPhones. Would it be cool ? Yes. Is it practical for the everyday user ? NO. Why ? Size, battery life, etc. So, no. I'm not against Apple "innovating" at all. There's just not going to turn the iPhone into a Swiss Army Knife. They don't do it to their iMacs, they don't do it to their MacBooks and they won't do it to their iPhones. What they will do is improve upon what is already there and incorporate new features that the everyday, normal person could use. Projectors, biometrics readers and 3D cameras are NOT features a normal user needs. Those are features you might use a handful of times, just to show off to your friends.

      How do i know ? Did you buy a projector to watch movies on ? No. You sure didn't. You bought a television. The same place that you play video games. Good luck playing a game created for a 4in screen up on an 8ft wall. That wont look distorted at all. Try playing a Sega Genesis game on 60in LED TV....real pretty.

      You, sir, are "highly stupid" if you think your iPhone 5S is going to be able to comb your hair for you. And you're even more stupid if you would genuinely try and direct a 3D movie from your cellphone (with it's whole 2.4 hour battery life.)
      I agree with everything you said sir and you OWNED THAT GUY!!!!!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I think im done with iPads unless they get OS X. A larger surface is nice(yes I still have an iPad) but I rarely even dig it out of my computer bag. My iPhone 5 is fine with me. I mean, how many iPads are going to drop before users see that OS X is what is needed inside. With MS giving you a full OS, i'm hoping Apple will follow suit soon. iPad is a step but there are many more steps to take.
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by rvance View Post
      I agree with everything you said sir and you OWNED THAT GUY!!!!!
      Lol thanks. The iPhones have been around long enough that we should know what to expect, ya know ? Just like we know to expect an "S" every other year. People still wanting crazy, unrealistic features make me laugh. Most people don't even take advantage of all the features the iPhone has to offer as it is. And now they want it to brew their coffee for them in the morning. Apple is very predictable with their existing product line updates.
    1. elkyelky's Avatar
      elkyelky -
      OS X on the iPad would be beautiful. They should release an iPad Pro with it.
    1. JustCause152's Avatar
      JustCause152 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Reymago23 View Post
      me too
      Oh sweet, we can both bring our iFads and facetime while we're standing in line next to each other! w00t w00t!
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      wait a minute!!! rear mic?????? how about the cases.... it will cover the mic. What's wrong with Apple lately???
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      wait a minute!!! rear mic?????? how about the cases.... it will cover the mic. What's wrong with Apple lately???
      You know the iPhone 5 has a rear mic, right? And there are cases for iPhone 5.

      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I think im done with iPads unless they get OS X. A larger surface is nice(yes I still have an iPad) but I rarely even dig it out of my computer bag. My iPhone 5 is fine with me. I mean, how many iPads are going to drop before users see that OS X is what is needed inside. With MS giving you a full OS, i'm hoping Apple will follow suit soon. iPad is a step but there are many more steps to take.
      You might want to look at 11.6" MacBook Air. It comes with OSX.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustCause152 View Post
      OMG A REAR MIC!! Apple is going hard with the innovation these days. I'll definitely be first in line for that!
      They say the iPhone 5s* rear mic may not be a pill shape either. Can you believe that? Amazing new technologies.
    1. Mohit555's Avatar
      Mohit555 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilpetabread View Post
      I never, ever said I had anything against those features. What I said was, "they were not successful." And they weren't. If they were successful features, they would be included in every phone since then. The things you're requesting would do nothing but slow the device down and absolutely destroy the battery life. And make it thicker, when nowadays, everyone cares about device thickness and weight.

      Apple is not ONLY about innovation (anymore) in their existing product line. They're about usability. Hence, we don't have 18in screens on our iPhones. Would it be cool ? Yes. Is it practical for the everyday user ? NO. Why ? Size, battery life, etc. So, no. I'm not against Apple "innovating" at all. There's just not going to turn the iPhone into a Swiss Army Knife. They don't do it to their iMacs, they don't do it to their MacBooks and they won't do it to their iPhones. What they will do is improve upon what is already there and incorporate new features that the everyday, normal person could use. Projectors, biometrics readers and 3D cameras are NOT features a normal user needs. Those are features you might use a handful of times, just to show off to your friends.

      How do i know ? Did you buy a projector to watch movies on ? No. You sure didn't. You bought a television. The same place that you play video games. Good luck playing a game created for a 4in screen up on an 8ft wall. That wont look distorted at all. Try playing a Sega Genesis game on 60in LED TV....real pretty.

      You, sir, are "highly stupid" if you think your iPhone 5S is going to be able to comb your hair for you. And you're even more stupid if you would genuinely try and direct a 3D movie from your cellphone (with it's whole 2.4 hour battery life.)
      Widen your horizons man. A really sleek yet sharp projector can be built in your phone. Maybe not right away but soon enough! And about 3d taking a toll on the battery, are u really that dumb? They have filed a patent for hydrogen batteries which if put in the phone, can last for weeks on a single charge. And if thats the future, then i wud want a 3d screen even if i have to give up a couple of days battery life.
      Dont try to link technology of today like battery and phone projector quality with technology of the future. It makes u sound more stupid than u actually are.
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mohit555 View Post
      Widen your horizons man. A really sleek yet sharp projector can be built in your phone. Maybe not right away but soon enough! And about 3d taking a toll on the battery, are u really that dumb? They have filed a patent for hydrogen batteries which if put in the phone, can last for weeks on a single charge. And if thats the future, then i wud want a 3d screen even if i have to give up a couple of days battery life.
      Dont try to link technology of today like battery and phone projector quality with technology of the future. It makes u sound more stupid than u actually are.
      It's not about broadening horizons, my man. I said look at Apple's track record with these incremental updates. And look at every Apple product. Look at every laptop they make, screen enhancements/performance enhancements. No built-in refrigerators. Why ? Because the general people who buy the phones, don't need that crap. I was also referring to 3D cameras, not screens. I could see that working if they perfect passive 3D and better batteries. I also don't care about what Apple is testing, especially battery-wise. There's also testing of batteries that can be charged using your voice as you speak on the phone. That doesn't mean we'll see it any time soon (that was being tested when I began working at T-Mobile. Around 2004.) Apple didn't even include NFC in the iPhone 5, and you really think you'll get an iPhone 5S/6 with the ability to project a hologram of yourself at work so you don't ever have to show up again ? No. Be realistic.

      I'm not saying I don't want groundbreaking features. I'm saying, based off Apple's track record since the original iPhone, it should come as no surprise to anyone that it's all new designs/incremental updates. They've been great at creating features for the everyday Joe, for the everyday usage (minus an open OS.) A projector would benefit about 1% of all users, and only 0.02% would actually use it on a normal basis. A 3D camera may benefit a low-budget film director when he directs Piranha 3DDDD. Not the everyday user who simply wants to video his friend doing a keg stand. Apple has never catered to the 1%.

      If you want a phone with 2.049 million features that hardly anyone will ever use, get an Android phone. That's what they are there for. All 2 trillion of them. If you want an all-around great device that is catered to every type of user, stick with Apple.

      But, whatever you decide, don't call us realists dumb every time Apple patents something (patents are used to protect their ideas from theft by other companies, like Samsung, for a specific period of time. That doesn't mean those ideas will ever see the light of day.)

      It genuinely sounds like you need an Android device. I assure you, no one here will judge you negatively for jumping ship. Of the 137 Android phones launching between now and 3-5 hours from now, ONE of those phones are destined to fill that void in your phone experience. And if not, trust me. Tomorrow is another day.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mohit555 View Post
      It makes u sound more stupid than u actually are.
      Hypocrisy at it's finest.
    1. Mohit555's Avatar
      Mohit555 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      Hypocrisy at it's finest.
      And this is denial at its best. But i dont blame u for not getting this. Cuz u are stupid!