Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

11 features we'd like to see in the iPad mini

David Court | Oct. 17, 2012
Apple is set to launch its much anticipated iPad mini this week. Here is a list of 11 features we'd like to see in the iPad mini.

10. HDMI output

We all know that Apple loves to have its own unique ports, but wouldn't it be great if the iPad mini came equipped with HDMI output. Picture this, you buy a movie on iTunes at work, download it, watch it on your commute home and then plug it in to your big TV at home and continue watching it with no added hassle. Very Apple isn't it?

Likeliness: 3/10

Remember when we said that this would be very Apple? Well forget it. It's not. It is, but it's not. Apple has made the decision that any iOS TV connectioning gizmos will be performed on it's own terms, which makes the likeliness of the iPad mini including a generic HDMI output pretty slim. It's more likely that Apple will want you to 'mirror' your iPad mini via Apple TV.

11. Phone calls

We know, that this would technically make the iPad mini more of an iPhone biggy(?), but if the iPad mini is going to have cellular connectivity, then why not go the whole nine yards and have it able to make phone calls as welleven if it only worked with a headset it would be a nice feature, wouldn't it? Yeah, we think so too.

Likeliness: 2/10

The idea of adding simple phone call making technology to the iPad mini is certainly within Apple's grasp, and it would be a very cool thing to do. But Apple doesn't really like blurring the lines between its products, and this is yet another features that would unnecessarily up the price of the iPad mini.

 

Previous Page  1  2  3  4 

Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.