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iPad 3 specs wishlist topped by retina display & quad-core processor

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iPad 3 specs wishlist topped by retina display & quad-core processor

A super-high density retina display and quad-core processor are top of iPad buyers’ wishlists, as Apple prepares to unveil its third tilt at a tablet tomorrow.

In a poll conducted by uSwitch Tech, 17.7 per cent identified the HD screen that features on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 as the feature they’d most like to see on the third-gen tablet.

iPad 3 mock up

Just behind that was the much-mooted brawny A6 quad-core processor with 16.59 per cent of the vote. And in third-place was a longer-life battery, which was number-one priority for 16.9 per cent.

Perhaps surprisingly given the famously refined design sensibilities of Apple fanboys just 12.7 per cent wanted a new look. That’s just a shade more than the 11 per cent who crave expandable memory.

Elsewhere, our poll testified to the still-limited, esoteric appeal of 3D media playback which pulled in just 5.5 per cent. Similarly out of favour with iFans was support for a Galaxy Note-style wireless stylus with a paltry 4.2 per cent.

The survey results - you can check 'em out in full below - come hours ahead of tomorrow’s official iPad 3/iPad HD launch at 6pm UK time.

For a full guide to all the iPad speculation that’s been doing the rounds, check out our one-stop rumours round-up.

1 Super high-density retina display 17.7%

2 Quad core processor 16.59%

3 Longer-life battery 15.93%

4 New design 12.17%

5 Expandable memory 11.06%

6 Better camera 8.41%

7 New OS 7.3%

8 3D media playback 5.53%

9 Wireless stylus 4.2%

10 NFC support 1.11%

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Tagged: ipad 2, handsets, ipad 3, ipad

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