[RUMOR] Report claims next iPad name to be iPad HD and NOT iPad 3

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  1. chris888222
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    Sorry if this isn't considered worthy as 'news'. I fully understand this isn't confirmed info (by Apple at least) but many webs are posting this supposed news. Mods please move this thread to the relevant section/lock it if needed.

    Latest reports suggest that the next generation iPad, or successor to iPad 2, will not be named iPad 3; but rather a iPad HD.

    Sources:
    http://mashable.com/2012/03/05/ipad-hd/

    And

    http://www.slashgear.com/ipad-hd-tipped-as-third-generation-ipad-05216930/

    The second link also has the stream to the iPad 'HD' event if you're interested.

    I'll be putting a 'rumor' in the title as Apple hasn't confirmed any of this info. Either way, it's 2 days left... So I'll just wait.
     


  2. jrk190

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    It would make sense to be HD, as an iPad 3 would likely have NEW features. The "i" in front of a product prints money...
     
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    I am actually quite skeptical. I mean an iPad 2S sounds more "Apple-like" compared to just a mere iPad HD.
     
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    We'll see in 24 hours or 48 hours max, I'm looking forward to seeing it but not that much. I'm more looking forward to pricedrops for any iPad, would be nice to see that.
     
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    If Apple follows the thrend, it will drop the iPad 2 and sell the HD starting from 499.

    In other rumors (this is a true rumor), Apple is *possibly* preparing a 7.1" iPad.
     
  6. Saddamsdevil

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    Not Ipad 2S?

    I am dissapoint.
     
  7. ferofax

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    lol, iPadXL?

    as if that thing can't get any bigger, it does.
     
  8. X_XSlashX_X

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    Then a year later the iPad SuperDuper HD comes out. :|
     
  9. nando

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    an ipad with a retina bleeding display!
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    Wait, wasn't an iPad a glorified iPod HD?

    And since all the "iPad optimized" apps are branded as "HD", would they be like "Fruit NInja HD HD"?
     
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    This is also why I'm skeptical about the new name.

    Probably HD would be referring to the new "Retina" display so...
     
  12. frogboy

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    Apple needs to hire someone else in their "creative names" department.
     
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    They'd need to hire someone for their "creative products" department first.
     
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    oooohoohohoho buuurn
     
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    Latest rumors suggest Apple may drop the 64GB capacity and go with a 8GB iPad 2 instead. Sounds a little illogical to me since Apple already has a 64GB iPhone.

    From:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/more-ipad-3-rumor-goodness-16gb-and-32gb-models-coming-8gb-ipad-2-ready-as-well/2012/03/01/gIQAzkEIvR_story.html

    Oh. But the 8GB iPad does seem likely.
     
  16. Thesolcity

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    We find out tomorrow. :O

    At least I think the announcement is tomorrow. :unsure:
     
  17. chris888222
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    I think it's about 12 hours from now ;)
     
  18. Thesolcity

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    That'd be.... 8:30 am for me.
    I'm trying to decide between the iPad 3 or the iPod Touch 5, a 2S would kill it meaning I'd have to wait till Fall for the 5. :(
     
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    I want you all to quote me on saying that it will not be called the iPad HD.
     
  20. duffmmann

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    I could definitely see it being called iPad HD. Companies that release a new revision every year typically like to find a way to hide how many of the same product they've released. Madden games all end in the year rather than game number, Call Of Duty games are branched off into different names despite being the same games, just so no one realizes that the latest CoD is like number 9 or so. Etc. Etc.