Ipad 3 or ipad HD?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by taskmanager, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. taskmanager macrumors regular

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    So why did they name the ipad The New iPad and not the ipad 3 or ipad hd? Was this all part of Job's plan?
     
  2. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    They didn't name it "The New iPad", it's just "iPad." Much like the new iMac, when it comes out, will be the "iMac" with no number appended.
     
  3. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    It's called iPad, iPad 3rd gen. to be exact

    But people will butcher the crap out of the name, the same way people still call the iPhone 4 iPhone 4G
     
  4. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    They didn't name it The New iPad.

    It's just "iPad" and it's "the new one." Get it?

    Jobs's plan? Who knows, but it's the same way they've been doing it with laptops, desktops and iPods for decades.
     
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  6. applesith macrumors 68020

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    Because the numbering turns into a mess. iPad 3 with 4G and iOS 5. iPhone 4 with iOS 4 worked, but it gets messy real fast.

    Plus getting to iPad/iPhone 7,8.... is going to look tacky.
     
  7. pavvento macrumors 6502

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    That's because it is the new iPad, not because that is it's name. If someone sends pictures of their new baby and says 'look at my new baby' it doesn't mean that is the child's name.

    This is the order confirmation:


    Personalized iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for AT&T 32GB - Black (3rd generation)
     
  8. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    Because the last one was called iPad 2

    Next year the new iPad will just be iPad 4th generation, and the current iPad will be iPad 3rd generation or iPad 2012
     
  9. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    But it's using "new" as an adjective, not "New" as a proper noun.
     
  10. taskmanager thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was just watching the launch and every site.. Gizmodo, mashable, the verge etc were all calling it something different.
     
  11. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    There was undoubtedly some confusion at the launch because everyone was expecting some new designation but nobody was expecting "iPad."
     
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