David Di Franco


iPad 2: 5 Things I Want to See

The iPad 2 is supposedly just a couple months away from being released. Without a doubt, it's one of the most anticipated gadgets we are going to get our hands on this year. Apple has already stolen the spotlight in a market that seemed impossible to conquer, and they're out to do it again. With tablets being announced left and right from all sorts of companies, this iteration needs to be even better.

The following are five things I want to see from the iPad 2. They are in no particular order, so read them as you wish.

1. High resolution display

After witnessing the beauty of what the iPhone 4's Retina display has to offer, it's only obvious the iPad 2 will also receive a similar upgrade. Anything higher than the current resolution of 1024x768 is great at this point. According to MacRumors, we could be seeing something as high as 2048x1536. That's just pixel insanity.

2. Camera

Apple loves FaceTime. It's a proven fact. They are trying to make it available to as many users as possible. We already have support on the iPhone 4, iPod touch and now the Mac. So why not add the iPad to the list? Judging from leaked case designs, apparently we will be seeing not one camera, but two. This makes total sense, especially if Apple is aiming to go in the direction I've been wanting to see for a while now. This leads us to my next point.

3. iMovie

A camera is a definite, but what about video editing software? Say hello to iMovie for iPad. This is by far the number one feature I would like to see added, above anything else. Apple clearly has the software engineers to make this possible, so it's only a matter of time. Just picturing the interface gets me excited about the idea. Please, Apple. Make this a reality!

4. Performance boost

As wonderful as the iPad is, it's definitely in need of a performance boost. We're obviously going to get a processor upgrade; possibly dual-core? Doubling the amount of RAM would also be nice.

5. Wireless syncing

I'm not going to hold my breath for this one, but I still wanted to mention it. Do you know how many times I have wanted to wirelessly sync something from my Mac to my iPad? It's a feeling that seems to happen more often than it used to. I don't know about you, but I consider my iPad a device that deserves to live on its own. It shouldn't need to connect to a computer in order to function properly. The technology is there. I just wish Apple would embrace it.

Are you listening, Apple? I understand my final request is not likely to happen at this point, but a geek can at least hope. One thing is for certain, however. The iPad 2 is going to be a must-have device, as well as another huge success for Apple. I look forward to seeing how competitors respond.

What are your iPad 2 requests? Let me know in the comments below!