Apple has been the king of the hill when it comes to tablets for a while. Since this year though, pundits claim that it is much more equal battle between the Cupertino, California based tech giant, Google and Samsung. With the release of the Asus made Nexus 7.2 Google has made it very clear that it is going to keep investing more in the tablet wars. Samsung with its Galaxy S4 look-alikeGalaxy Tab 3 series is not far behind. In fact, the company’s global sales percentages have increased by double figures.
But Apple is not going to sit around and lose it crown, the new iPad Mini 2 is expected to have a retina display and the new iPad 5 is expected to take its design cues from the hugely popular iPad Mini series. But the biggest advantage that Apple has over its competition is its App store. The Apple App Store has over 300 000 apps focused on the iPad, whereas most Android tablet users are forced to make do with applications designed for smartphones on their Android tablets.
So unless Android has a whole load more of tablet focused apps, Apple will continue to have the advantage.
The rumor mills are abuzz with speculations regarding the launch of the much awaited iPad 5 and Pad mini 2. Tech gurus and media watchers are now coming up with their own ideas and conjecture regarding the designs and features of these models. So, what are the ideal features and specs which we really need?
Remote enabled gesture controls
Though Apple is all set to integrate the new motion detection specs like Air Gesture present in the Galaxy S4, the Leap Motion or the newly launched Kinect, these features are still amiss in the speculated versions of the iPad mini 2 and iPad 5.These exciting specs were first released by the S4 and enable users to reject/or receive calls, browse images or the internet without actually touching their tablet and navigate without swiping or tapping the screen. We would indeed like Apple to make these features work in a better way on their models.
We would also appreciate an IPad which comes complete with capabilities of wireless charging. The Nokia Lumia 920 and some other smart phones already boast of this feature. With no more hassles of plugging in the device for charging, wireless charging is certainly welcome.
Sensors for fingerprints
Rumors are afloat that the iPhone 5S will come equipped with a fingerprint sensor– which will go a long way in making the smart phone all the more secure. The two step unlocking system patented by Apple imbibes a neat fingerprint reader placed at the bottom of the iOS device.
Apple can certainly take great leaps forward if it manages to incorporate these technologies in the upcoming iPad 5 and Pad mini 2!