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Gizmodo is floating a rumor that the name for Apple's next tablet will be iPad HD, rather than iPad 3. They base this information on alleged part listings from Griffin and Belkin.
Accessories manufacturers don't have a clue about Apple marketing plans until the very last minute. They usually get the physical specifications for new product versions in advance, so they can have products ready for launch. They also may get information about naming for product packaging, close to the release.
We are skeptical about this assumption that third-party accessory makers get information about unreleased Apple products, but share the rumor for the sake of discussion. In the past, Apple may have disclosed the designs of new products with third parties, but Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the company stopped the practice because of leaks.

Given Apple's recent propensity to name iPhone and iPad models using a numerical system, it is likely that the next iPad will follow this trend.

Article Link: Some Casemakers Suggest iPad 3 to Be Called iPad HD
 

kironin

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what's creative about 3 ? the most obvious major updates are in the camera and the screen, so actually iPadHD makes a lot of sense.
 
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JonneyGee

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Enough with all the letters. Just make it simple and name it iPad 3. Also HD would be a bad name for it as it would undermine the retina display's resolution, which is higher than 1920x1080 if rumors are correct.
 
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Icaras

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iPad 2S HD?

How would you like to order the iPad 2S HD 64GB Wi-fi + 4G LTE?
 
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Battlefield Fan

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Case makers are already wrong. They also thought the iPhone 4s was going to be the iPhone 5. Guess this is why its on page 2...
 
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osufever

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With Steve being gone, some changes is naming might happen. But an iPad HD would seem like the only update would be to a retina display. Hopefully not. The other rumors out there are as intriguing as the retina display to me.
 
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Andy-V

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Apple likes simplicity right? There's not a more simple and clear name than 'iPad 3'.
 
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thekeyring

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The iPhone was only ever named after it's generation 1/5 times, with the iPhone 4. The other times it's had weird other names.

iPod touch is never named, just "3rd generation" or "4th generation" can be found when looking at the product info.

So far it seems iPad is a hybrid of these naming methods. iPad IS named, just after which generation of product it is.
 
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chrmjenkins

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Case makers are already wrong. They also thought the iPhone 4s was going to be the iPhone 5. Guess this is why its on page 2...

The iPhone 5 cases that were going around were based on the leaked tapered design that never actually happened. I don't think anyone every thought they were making a case that looked different that was for something called the 4S, so the situation isn't the same here.

edit: also, the cases we saw leak were from Chinese non name-brand manufacturers. We didn't see any designs from the big name brands until the phone was announced.
 
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Vacheron

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And then what's next? Honestly, just call it iPad 3. Everyone's just going to call it "iPad" anyway
 
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Mad-B-One

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How about iSlaHDe? They registered iSlate after all! :D

Also, they could bundle the iPad HD with the HD sunglasses from this homeshopping TV channel. :cool:

Now back to reality: Who thinks that Apple will start to change their strategy of keeping it simple? They have their own word for "HD" if they would use it - which they don't - it is called "Retina." They didn't use it for the iPhone - they called it iPhone 4 - not iPhone HD or iPhone Retina... you get the hint? :rolleyes:
 
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Andy-V said:
Apple likes simplicity right? There's not a more simple and clear name than 'iPad 3'.

How about just ipad?
 
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Kid A

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To echo what someone earlier said, i disagree with the article's assertion that Apple has a propensity to name iOS devices numerically. This has happened, exactly what, twice, EVER?? The same number of times they've named an upgrade using the previous number and adding an S. And if we go by "recent propensity", then the iPhone 4S being the latest device, you'd have to expect "iPad 2S", NOT "iPad 3". :rolleyes: (Just saying).

iPod touch - always just called that, regardless the gen.

iPhone (not iPhone 1)
iPhone 3G (not 2)
iPhone 3GS (not 3)
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S (not 5)

iPad (not iPad 1)
iPad 2

Who knows what they'll call "iPad 3". I'd guess "iPad 3", but it could be iPad HD, iPad Pro, iPad 2S, iPad, iPad 2+, iPad 2HD, iPad 2X, who knows...

I know this is totally unrelated, but remember when they dropped the expected "3" from Final Cut Studio?

Final Cut Studio
Final Cut Studio 2
Final Cut Studio (again!)

They don't enumerate iterations of Macs or iPods or Apple TV.

I really don't see any pattern here.

What would be interesting is if they DO call it "iPad 3" it would actually be setting a new precedent for iPad naming that no other Apple product seems to follow, including iPhone which has only once been named numerically per its generation.
 
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deannnnn

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I really hope it's not the iPad HD. Then what will the next one be called? iPad HD 2? iPad HD 4? iPad 4? Or iPad 3? For the sake of the future of the iPad, it should be called iPad 3.
 
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cargath

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Well, there's rumors they want to keep selling the iPad 2, so it makes sense not calling the new iPad "iPad 3", i'd make "iPad 2" sound outdated.
 
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