Last week, in anticipation of yesterday’s Apple press conference, we asked our Facebook fans what they would like to see most in the new iPad. We got a wide array of answers – and today we were able to see what Apple engineers themselves chose to include as new features. Here’s a quick summary of your top-line votes and how they match-up with Apple’s new iPad:
- Better camera: 33 of you voted for a “better camera,” and Apple delivered. We’ll be seeing a new iSight Camera with auto exposure, auto focus and face detection, among other things. Get ready for your close up.
- Inclusion of Siri: Many people asked for Siri. While the new iPad doesn’t include this feature, it will let you dictate emails – a step in the right direction.
- Longer battery life: With more votes than any other desired new feature, it’s clear you want some freedom from the charger. Nearly 100 of you cited this as a key feature you were looking for. Alas, you’ll need to wait a little longer. The good news is the new iPad will feature LTE, which means you’ll still get up to 10 hours of battery life and 9 hours of battery life – roughly the same as the iPad 2 – but this time you’ll get that while surfing on 4G.
In our unofficial poll, other high scoring options included: faster processing, making it indestructible, and a wish for Adobe Flash. While the new iPad will feature a faster processor in A5X, we’ll have to hang-tight on the Flash support.
Separately, when asked about accessories for the new iPad specifically, you asked for longer battery life with 153 votes. Perhaps we’ll start to see solar power hit the accessories market?
Stay tuned for more from us on this. And in the comments below, tell us, will you be ordering a new iPad?