Apple’s new iPad hasn’t even been on store shelves for much more than a month, but already the device is taking the world by storm. Sales are skyrocketing, Apple is having trouble keeping up with demand, and just about every analyst believes it’ll be the company’s top-selling tablet of all time. And all the while, competitors are wondering why they can’t quite keep up.
When one looks at what the new iPad comes with, it’s easy to see why Apple has been so successful. The tablet boasts 4G LTE connectivity and Apple’s Retina Display. Add that to an improved camera and the fact that Apple itself is selling the slate, and it’s no wonder the new iPad is dominating the tablet space.
But for many customers that have yet to buy the new iPad, perhaps it’s a good time to consider holding off. Everyone knows that Apple will launch a new iPad next year, and that device will likely come with many of the features customers had hoped would be available in the new iPad. Simply put, the iPad 4 might just be the tablet to buy.
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One of the biggest issues with the new iPad is that it doesn’t support Siri. Instead, Apple launched the device with voice dictation, providing some of Siri’s features but not all of them.
In the iPad 4, expect Apple to offer Siri. The software is the future of Apple’s user experience, and it must eventually be made available on the company’s tablet.
There has been much talk about Apple eventually launching an iPad with a bigger display. The new iPad comes with the same 9.7-inch screen found in previous iterations, but adds Retina display support.
As more tablets launch with bigger screen sizes -- Toshiba just announced a 13-inch slate, for example -- Apple might have no choice but to deliver a bigger screen in the iPad 4. And consumers and enterprise users can capitalize on that.
Apple has positioned the new iPad as a replacement for the laptop. But in order for the iPad 4 to be considered a true laptop replacement, it’ll need to come with far more storage than what is available right now. Expect one of Apple’s iPad 4 models to come with 128GB of storage -- and the enterprise to jump at the chance to store more content on the slate.
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