Naming the NEW New iPad :P

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zauze, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. zauze macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    IMO, calling it "The New iPad" was stupid in the first place. But what's done is done, so now what do they call the next one?

    The iPad (4th gen)

    The New iPad (renaming the previous one)

    iPad 4

    iPad 3

    iPad 3.1?

  2. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    The iPad (4th gen)


    The iPad (2013 model)

    Something like this
  3. zauze thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2012
    even if it's what looks to be a small refresh that's coming out in 2012?
  4. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Considering Apple's attempt to make things simpler has resulted in so much confusion then maybe Apple should take this opportunity to fix their naming and just officially call the refreshed iPad the "iPad 3".

    But Apple is stubborn enough to just stick with their poor naming scheme and let their army defend it for them so I dont expect any change.
  5. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    The late 2012 refresh could be 3s.
    2013 version will be iPad 4
  6. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

    Dec 13, 2005
    Yeovil Somerset
    Call it "Rory" because everybody loves a 'Rory" .:D
  7. Jinzen macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Probably iPad 3. Given how they abandoned the naming scheme for iPhone 5.
  8. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    iPad 3S? I like it. Considering that everyone calls it the iPad 3 anyway then this gives them the opportunity to get back on track without having to admit they screwed up. Plus, most people would appreciate anything to get Apple to go back to a numbering scheme so that googling for accessories or discussing the product doesn't require a string of descriptors just to clarify the subject. (iPad, retina, new, 3, 2012, current gen)
  9. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
  10. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    For the love of God, it is not and never was "The New iPad"! It is the new "iPad". New is not part of the name.
  11. goinskiing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Meridian, ID
  12. mtj111 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
  13. 1member1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2012
    Should be iPad late 2012 but there is another one coming out (9.7 with lightning).

    So i guess iPad nano. :D
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    iPad 2
    iPad (Early 2012)
    iPad (Late 2012)

    iPad mini (Late 2012)
  15. Jinzen macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
  16. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    Thank you for proving my point. The "new" isn't capitalized, it's not part of the name. In fact, the word is given a different look than the word iPad in your link. Maybe you should take your own advise.
  17. Jinzen macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Have you looked at the comparison box at the bottom right of the page? Maybe you should learn to read or basic grammatical rules?

    Oh no, the I in iPad isn't capitalized! It's not part of the name!

  18. mtj111 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Add one to your cart. Tell me what it says.
  19. Gilj macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    The retina MBP are "Macbook Pro with Retina Display", the new iPad will be:
    "iPad with Lightning Port" or something like that...
  20. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Silly. It was never part of the name.
  21. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    The fact that 8mo later and this is still debated is a clear indication of a naming fail. We shouldn't have to add items to cart, evaluate grammatical rules or use multiple parenthesis to indicate what product we are talking about. Regular users arent calling it the iPad 3 to be rebellious,they're doing it out of convenience so Id hope Apple would take that into consideration for future products.

    But I'm starting to feel that BOTH the 9.7" and 7.85" will be called the "iPad" and the consumer will just have to sort out what the heck the product is on their own. And that would be a mistake because at this point then if Apple doesn't give a specific name then "iPad Mini" is being used enough that it will be stuck as the non-official name.
  22. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009


    I hope at this point they switch to something more sensible, like iPad (March 2012) and iPad (October 2012), but I'm guessing it will be something like The new iPad (3rd generation) (with Lightning).
  23. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    It may not be "officially" part of the name, but they kind of made that the name anyway when they abandoned the naming convention that they established with the iPad 2.

    Going by their current logic, all iPads from now on would be referred to "the new iPad" (while officially named only "iPad"). "iPad 3" would definitely feel like something of an admission of error on their part, but maybe that's what they'll go for anyway.

    My bet is on just "iPad (4th generation)"
  24. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2011
    London, England
    It'll be 'the new iPad' and the current 'new iPad' will then become 'the old new iPad' - simple!

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