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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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What Will Apple Call Their Next iPad?

Any ideas? They seem to be going the "iPad with Retina Display" route. That's what they did on their iPad 3 and iPad 4. Will it be the same way with the iPad 5? Just "The New iPad" or "iPad with Retina Display"?
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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Any ideas? They seem to be going the "iPad with Retina Display" route. That's what they did on their iPad 3 and iPad 4. Will it be the same way with the iPad 5? Just "The New iPad" or "iPad with Retina Display"?
Either "The New iPad" or "iPad with Retina", I'd guess.

Eventually, they're just going to go to "iPad (Date)" like they do with their Macs.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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I am sure that their product and marketing teams have much better insight than I have...but I find it utterly confusing that they've muddied the naming convention of the iPad so significantly.

Try reading the ad circulars in the Sunday paper next week. You may see something like this:

Get a $30 gift card with purchase of any iPad**
**Not applicable to iPad Mini

People on this board can assume that it is the current model, the iPad 4 on sale. But how about the iPad 2? Maybe some overstock iPad 3 models. Who knows for sure!

The typical consumer has no idea of the differences.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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I am sure that their product and marketing teams have much better insight than I have...but I find it utterly confusing that they've muddied the naming convention of the iPad so significantly.

Try reading the ad circulars in the Sunday paper next week. You may see something like this:

Get a $30 gift card with purchase of any iPad**
**Not applicable to iPad Mini

People on this board can assume that it is the current model, the iPad 4 on sale. But how about the iPad 2? Maybe some overstock iPad 3 models. Who knows for sure!

The typical consumer has no idea of the differences.
But I'm sure the consumers haven't been confused by which shuffle, nano, ipod (classic), touch, iMac, Mini, MacBook or Pro to buy because they've never been hit with a number other than after the name (ie. year or generation number). I think it made the most sense to get to the naming scheme they have now for the iPad as now you just look for the info in the parenthesis for which model you're buying. iPad with Retina display (x generation). iPad Mini (x generation). As opposed to iPad 3,4,5,6,7,8 and so on.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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"5th generation iPad" and simply "iPad" in their marketing thereafter.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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iPad 4 (2012) = "The New iPad"

iPad 5 (2013) = "The Newer iPad"

iPad 6 (2014?) = "The Newest iPad"
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:31 AM   #7
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iPad 4 (2012) = "The New iPad"

iPad 5 (2013) = "The Newer iPad"

iPad 6 (2014?) = "The Newest iPad"
I'm still waiting for the "The New iPad after the Next" hehe.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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I think it will be the Newł iPad.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 01:37 PM   #9
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But I'm sure the consumers haven't been confused by which shuffle, nano, ipod (classic), touch, iMac, Mini, MacBook or Pro to buy because they've never been hit with a number other than after the name (ie. year or generation number). I think it made the most sense to get to the naming scheme they have now for the iPad as now you just look for the info in the parenthesis for which model you're buying. iPad with Retina display (x generation). iPad Mini (x generation). As opposed to iPad 3,4,5,6,7,8 and so on.
That would sound good. Would be weird at first though
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But I'm sure the consumers haven't been confused by which shuffle, nano, ipod (classic), touch, iMac, Mini, MacBook or Pro to buy because they've never been hit with a number other than after the name (ie. year or generation number). I think it made the most sense to get to the naming scheme they have now for the iPad as now you just look for the info in the parenthesis for which model you're buying. iPad with Retina display (x generation). iPad Mini (x generation). As opposed to iPad 3,4,5,6,7,8 and so on.
I agree...your addition of (x generation) makes perfect sense...but not what's done!
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"5th generation iPad" and simply "iPad" in their marketing thereafter.
Yep. The third-generation iPad also has the name "iPad". And the fourth-generation too has the name "iPad".
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