iPad R - Why has noone suggested this name?

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  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    The next iPad will probably not be called iPad 3. It does not have a new form factor, or enough changes to warrant it.

    It will also not likely be called iPad HD, because HD signifies a 720p or 1080p screen, which the new iPad will blow away in terms of resolution. Also, HD has already been used heavily by app developers, PC and mobile manufacturers - it has been used to death and most consumers don't even understand the term. However it makes more sense than iPad 3.

    But.. what if they just called the next iPad: iPad Retina. Or just iPad R.

    What do you think?
     
  2. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Not a chance. That name is DOA.
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    That sounds like a car name.

    Next you'd have the iPad GL, iPad GTI, iPad S, iPad GTR-V, etc...
     
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I think that too many sources have said "HD" for it to not be "HD" at this point. If it was something else, we would've heard something by now.
     
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    I agree that HD seems a little weird to use.. but then again, all HD means is high definition. I don't think that necessarily signifies 720 or 1080 or anything.
     
  7. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    A person who uses an iPad is an iPad-R. :rolleyes:

    OP, don't quit the day job to seek a marketing position at Apple.
     
  8. Kroner macrumors regular

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    Nope, the way "R" sounds by itself is quite awfull.
     
  9. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    A lot of people thought iPhone 3GS sounds weird, or sounds like a car name, but that's what we got. I don't think it's out of the realms of possible for the new iPad to be called either iPad Retina or iPad R.

    If I was a betting man I'd go with iPad HD. But that just seems a little too PC-like for my taste.
     
  10. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Naming it after a standard feature is short sighted.
     
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    Noted for future claim chowder.

    Which we should learn more about very soon.
     
  12. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I had to make a bet, I'd say iPad HD will be it's name, with iPad 3 as an outside chance. Don't get me wrong, I feel that either of these two names is far more likely than something left field like iPad R. But I do hope Apple surprise us here with something a little less obvious and bland like HD.
     
  13. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    Dude, its not a Honda....

    Integra Type R
    Civic Type R
     
  14. i0Nic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Steve Jobs was a big fan of the design and culture of cars. The name 3GS is almost a nod to the types of names we see in cars - Type R, GTi etc.

    While the name iPad R is unlikely because it sounds a little awkward at first pass and also named after a feature (Retina), I would like to see something akin to this for the name instead of 'HD'. HD is also a feature.
     
  15. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I think iPad 3 is the most likely name. I can't see Apple using iPad HD, i would actually bet that they wouldn't. I would like them to come up with something totally different iPad RD or something unexpected.
     
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  17. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    My guesses in order of chance:

    1) iPad 3
    2) iPad 2S
    3) iPad HD
    4) Maybe something else appended to iPad 2. iPad 2R? iPad 2 HD?
     
  18. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    Because of that, you will probably get some downvotes.

    /fortune
     
  19. M87 macrumors 65816

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    There's not a chance in hell it will be called the 2S.
     
  20. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    And I probably would have gotten the same for predicting an iPhone 4S on the eve of its announcement :p
     
  21. VinceDae macrumors regular

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    Awwww my first car (still have it in the garage) Integra Type R DC2 <3 :D

    Back to topic... iPad R - SUCKS! :p
     
  22. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    Well played.

    /salute
     
  23. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I honestly can't believe they might call it iPad HD.

    The most change I'd ever think Apple could do to the iPhone/iPad is simply dropping the number scheme. But to add 'HD'.... I'm really surprised. It's not a big deal, of course, but something about that feels... un-Apple.

    : shrug :
     
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