One thing we learned from Apple over the years is to expect the unexpected, and this has clearly been shown in many ways, especially with the Verizon iPhone 4 releasing a couple of months before WWDC 2011 and the iPhone 4S not launching at that event.
Now we’re about to enter 2012, what should we expect from WWDC 2012? The real question comes about the iPhone 5, and those that bought the later released iPhone 4S wouldn’t want to see a new phone just a few months after, although this would be needed for Apple to get back on track with the WWDC iPhone release schedule, unless this is to change forever? We should see an iPad 3, or 2.5 as some analysts call it, release before the next Worldwide Developers Conference, although the last year has been very unpredictable at Apple.
The iPad has almost been untouchable when it comes to the tablet PC market, and while Android continues its success against the iPhone in the cell phone market, the same cannot be said for tablets. You can read a little more insight into the iPad vs. Android tablet sales in this article, which shows that a single device, the iPad, can outsell an army of Android tablets.
Apple’s iPad 2 brought with it a case that changed things from the first generation, which was thanks to magnets and a design that worked with a new Smart Cover. While the Smart Cover simply snaps into place, it didn’t please everyone and this allowed for other iPad 2 cases to flourish like those designed for gamers.
Looking towards the iPad 3, we wonder if Apple has plans to design the tablet around any new accessories again, maybe a new case or even items to work with new features of the 3rd generation iPad. Siri joined the iPhone 4S a few months ago, although this feature is expected to feature on the 3rd iPad, which could leave Apple and 3rd party manufactures with an opportunity to fill a need.
What iPad 3 accessories would you like to see that could take advantage of Siri or new features designed for the next iPad? We’d love to see some nice innovation from Apple to keep the iPad ahead in the tablet market, and Siri works great for people who’ve had a stroke (in some cases) or have other disabilities, which include issues with typing or writing.
We’ve tested Siri with people who have conditions like these, and while it’s far from perfect, Siri has changed their lives for the better, making texting easy and many other tasks. It’s now time for Apple and accessory manufacturers to take advantage of this, and help the Siri user.