Apple’s new iPad may be mind blowing; co-founder Woz wants more Siri

Apple CEO Tim Cook, “who took over from Steve Jobs in August, will likely emcee the event at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco — the same stage where Jobs introduced the iPad in 2010 and its successor, the iPad 2, in March 2011,” Connie Guglielmo reports for Forbes. “Analysts are expecting a new touchscreen tablet with 4G LTE wireless, a faster processor, and a higher-resolution screen that may incorporate the Retina display technology and Siri voice recognition from the iPhone. But will it be mind blowing?”
“Shaw Wu, an analyst with Stern Agee in San Francisco, thinks so,” Connie Guglielmo reports for Forbes. “‘iPad 3 could be that `mind-blowing’ product,’ said Wu, who has a ‘buy’ rating on Apple shares. ‘The key feature we hear that it may include is a 4G LTE wireless modem, which would make web browsing a very pleasant user experience — almost as good as a strong PC hardwired connection.’”

Guglielmo reports, “Apple co-founder Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak said the company probably won’t deliver the features he’s most interested in. ‘My desires are more in the area of iOS steps toward allowing Siri to work with other apps, and, although I know Apple won’t do it, making Siri controls user settable for your own custom commands that work with your apps, AppleScript style,’ Wozniak said in an email.”

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