iPad HD

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Patriot24, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    Nice find! The iPad HD makes complete sense to me. Wonder if it will start at a higher price point or they'll lower iPad 2 pricing. I hope iPhone 5 doesn't look like that fugly wedge shape though.
  2. Patriot24 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I think there are two possibilities:
    • It is smaller (maybe 7") and costs about the same as current iPad models
    • It is the same size as current iPads and is more expensive

    I can't see it costing more and being smaller, or being the same size and similar price to current models. As they said in the article, "think Macbook and Macbook Pro". They have to make sure it makes sense in the line, not complicate it.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  4. Cosmo Kramer macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2011
    sounds awesome, I will sell my ipad 2 when this comes out
  5. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Time to get my eBay account ready! Not interested in the new iPhone, but if the iPad HD is exactly the same as the iPad 2 with a better resolution (and is jailbreakable come release), then it's MINE. Hope they don't make the screen smaller or something though.
  6. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Apple has already said they will be patching the jailbreakme PDF exploit in the next release so it'll be closed soon enough. The Dev Team has been slower and slower to release updated jailbreaks for new iOS and hardware releases too so I wouldn't count on being able to jailbreak right away, especially if Apple makes any hardware changes to the new units.

    Having said that, I don't foresee an iPad HD coming soon. Current iPad 2 sales are rocking so they have no reason to release an updated model at this point when they can just hold that update for the next release some time next year as their current iPad to iPad 2 cycle went.
  7. chriseff macrumors newbie


    Jul 6, 2011
    Damn than iphone is uuuuugly... i hope its nothing like that :eek:
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I REALLY want a 13" iPad with the double resolution screen. I would buy that product.
  9. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
  10. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    Meh, I just put my iPad 2 on craigslist. Hope this doesn't kill my already low asking price.

    That said, I think it is a good idea :)
  11. solowmodel macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    An iPad 2 with double the resolution...I would buy immediately.

    I wonder how much it'd cost though..
  12. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2011

    Do you *really* think they'd make the screen smaller while doubling the resolution?
  13. gadget123 macrumors 68010

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    If the rumours are true I don't see the point.

    iPad 3 could be a proper update with retina and better cameras.

    To release a pro is pointless.
  14. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    As has been discussed numerous times it is highly unlikely that next year's iPad update will have a high-resolution display and still maintain current price points. It will come, but not in 2012. Having said that, if this rumor turns out to be true (pretty doubtful) an "iPad HD" will be very pricey.
  15. Robbo-92 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2011
    I will be happy enough with my iPad 2 when it finally arrives :)
  16. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
  17. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    It must be pointed out that this comes from Josh Topolsky who, while a pretty good blogger, has a terrible recent track record when it comes to Apple. This is the same guy who went out on ice so thin you could read through it with the 'no iCloud web access to e-mails' story, got angry when people questioned the story (and claimed it was a 'what if' tale when clearly that wasn't the intention) and then got REALLY defensive when proven wrong. Same pattern with the rumours of the iPad 2 last January which were so far off as to be almost laughable.

    Not saying that this couldn't be true but a large helping of salt is required with this one. As for an iPad HD... I dunno, I still struggle to believe Apple would launch a retina display on the iPad with the A5. Just doesn't seem like it'd have enough power to run that display and also deliver Apple's prefered user experience, especially with Pro level applications.

    Now could I see the iPad 3 getting a HD option with the A6 SOC? Yeah, that might make sense. But in September? Sorry but that strikes me as unlikely.
  18. MozMan68 macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    WSJ said yesterday that the HD iPad is most likely coming this Fall. No other difference than the resolution at a premium price for those that need it...photo/video editing, etc. Trying to get it as a functional tool versus the image of an expensive "toy" that it has today...although, I use mine for a lot of my work now.
  19. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    The WSJ reported the same rumor that everyone else is discussing. Total misinformation if there's "no other difference" because higher res graphics requires a GPU to run it and a battery to ensure that the useful time between charges doesn't drop. That said, it's a weak rumor and unlikely.
  20. mcarthon macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
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    There's no sign of apple producing a high amount of high quality screens anywhere so I'd say very unlikely.
  21. interwebs macrumors member

    May 26, 2011
    I find this only moderately plausible for a higher priced, limited volume device. To really maintain the same user experience broadly as the ipad2 they'd probably need the Cortex-A15 on the CPU side (and maybe move to the next node on litho) and possibly the next gen PVR part as well, which I'd be surprised to see before 2012. Coupled with the difficulties in obtaining sufficient production of the requisite panel and this as the mainstream model seems unlikely both due to production costs and limited capacity to source parts.
  22. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Whoa there fellah, your using rational logic here on macrumors. That just doesn't jive with the lack of common sense trolling these forums :rolleyes:
  23. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Numbers are showing that iPad 2 supplies are higher than ever. Not looking good for an introduction of a new one unless you're talking 6 months from now (normal refresh time).
  24. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Interesting ... whats the source?

    I have noticed in Bestbuy a large supply on hand whereas in the past the case was almost empty, but thats just one store be interested to read other reports of this.

    Is tablet fever fading?

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