Is this what the iPad 3 will look like?
iPad 3 – Keep the home button
If you were paying attention, you would have noticed that the iPad on the Apple invite is missing the home button. This, alongside Apple's zest for gestures, has led to wild speculation that the next-gen iPad is going to lose the home button in favour of a button-free bezel – a design change that Apple has allegedly been toying with for a while.
The fate of the gesture-based BlackBerry PlayBook might cause Apple to think otherwise, though.
iPad 3 – Stunning hardware
The iPad 3 isn't just competing with other tablets now. There's a new portable device on the block – the Ultrabook. Ultrabooks throw up just as desirable a form-factor as Apple's pretty rectangle – plus they come with the added bonus of proper keyboards and a lot more power.
We think Apple should take a hint from Dell's XPS 13, which uses a new technique that incorporates components into an ultra-light carbon-fibre chassis.
iPad 3 – 1080p video and 8MP stills
With tablets like the Motorola Xoom 2 and BlackBerry PlayBook capable of 1080p video capture, Apple needs to up the resolution of its shooters.
You need only look at the camera features inside the iPhone 4S to know that Apple cares about image quality, so we're hoping Apple bumps up its front-facing cam up to HD quality for sharper FaceTime chats and packs the iPad 3 with a camera that comes close to iPhone quality.