Where did iPad HD come from?!

Bushy162

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There is no way that the upcoming iPad will be called iPad HD.
And I don't know where people got this idea.

Apple would not be stupid enough to use the term 'HD'. It's like a 5 year old term.
The retina display on an iPad would take it WAY beyond HD.

HD would be a put down.

There is absolutely no way Apple would understate the resolution.

Ridiculous.
 

Michael CM1

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I think CNet started that rumor a couple of days ago.

I don't see it, either. The iPad 2 display is 1024x768, which I believe is technically HD. HD is just a marketing term anyway considering "HD Radio" and "Full HD."

Apple called the iPhone with a Retina Display the iPhone 4. I don't get why it would need to whip out the HD moniker for an iPad, especially when so many of the apps that are iPad-only are called HD. That would provide massive confusion, even if Apple wasn't the one behind those names.
 

MonkeySee....

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Just accessory makers such as Griffin calling it an iPad HD in their listings.

Just ignore it. Like you said, it wont happen.
 

Bushy162

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I think CNet started that rumor a couple of days ago.

I don't see it, either. The iPad 2 display is 1024x768, which I believe is technically HD. HD is just a marketing term anyway considering "HD Radio" and "Full HD."

Apple called the iPhone with a Retina Display the iPhone 4. I don't get why it would need to whip out the HD moniker for an iPad, especially when so many of the apps that are iPad-only are called HD. That would provide massive confusion, even if Apple wasn't the one behind those names.
Yeah exactly, as you say, it's already HD. Glad we're agreed :)
 

570934

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Just like iPad 2 was rumored to be called HD. Hence all the HD apps in the app store :)

iPad 3 here
 

KeithJenner

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Just like iPad 2 was rumored to be called HD. Hence all the HD apps in the app store :)

iPad 3 here
HD Apps in the app store turned up way before the iPad 2.

From memory, they were originally used to distinguish iPad Apps from old iPhone/Touch ones. This was at the time the original iPad was released.
 

Lukeyy19

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The name iPad HD would convey immediately what the main feature of it is.

It makes sense.
but the screen is like double the resolution of what can be defined as HD, the term 'HD' has nothing to do with a 4:3 2048x1536 screen, it would only serve to confuse customers.
 

KylePowers

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I wish we could just call it the iPad and move on. If we need to be specific, then call it the 2012 iPad. That's what we do with Macs and it works just splendidly.
 

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I could have made up a better rumor than that. Why would it be HD if HD is being phased out in lieu of 4K?

Besides, the iPad having Retina will not give it high definition.

If you listen to the rumors, you'll end up looking like CNET on "iPhone 5" day.
 

TheSuperSteve

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but the screen is like double the resolution of what can be defined as HD, the term 'HD' has nothing to do with a 4:3 2048x1536 screen, it would only serve to confuse customers.
But the average Joe doesn't know exactly what the term "HD" means. So for most people "HD" means "It looks better", so iPad HD does make sense since the screen will look better. So no, no one would be confused.
 

snow blind

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There is no way that the upcoming iPad will be called iPad HD.
And I don't know where people got this idea.

Apple would not be stupid enough to use the term 'HD'. It's like a 5 year old term.
The retina display on an iPad would take it WAY beyond HD.

HD would be a put down.

There is absolutely no way Apple would understate the resolution.

Ridiculous.
Well... more than one case manufacturer has it labeled internally as the iPad HD according to "sources" and images like this one.
 

Chupa Chupa

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HD would be a put down.

There is absolutely no way Apple would understate the resolution.

Ridiculous.
The general public understands "HD". They think 2K and 4K are kindergarten classrooms. Most people don't even understand what 1080 means except that it's bigger than 720. Using "HD" is just fine.
 

Shorties

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but the screen is like double the resolution of what can be defined as HD, the term 'HD' has nothing to do with a 4:3 2048x1536 screen, it would only serve to confuse customers.
Well full HD is 1920x1080, The next screen is only a bit higher resolution then that, certainly not double. Regardless of the aspect ratio, the next iPad will be capable of playing 1080p content in its full resolution, even with the letter boxing of widescreen. So I don't think it is that farfetched that apple may brand it the iPad HD.
 

The Californian

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I hope they do call it the iPad HD, simply so I can come back in here just to laugh and point fingers.
 

urkel

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There is no way that the upcoming iPad will be called iPad HD.
And I don't know where people got this idea.
The "iPad HD" name (and the subsequent whining) is pre iPad2.

Apple would not be stupid enough to use the term 'HD'. It's like a 5 year old term.
The retina display on an iPad would take it WAY beyond HD.

HD would be a put down.

There is absolutely no way Apple would understate the resolution.

Ridiculous.
Whats funny about all these complaints is that if you said "iPad HD" 2 years ago then the "HD" part isn't the word that would upset people. Did everyone forget how awful the name "iPad" was or how cool "Slate" sounded 2 years ago? But look at it now and iPad was a bad name on an amazing product while the HP Slate was a good name on a terrible product.

The point is that people WILL get used to the names of ANYTHING if its a good product so to be upset at it is pure message board boredom.

And speaking of message board boredom, are we honestly going to pretend Apple is amazing at naming?


iPod Touch - You know you got a bad name when 90% of consumers call it an even worse name out of confusion. iTouch? iTOUCH?!?

AirPort - Clever, but ultimately confusing.

Mighty Mouse - Not clever, ultimately confusing

iBook - The name of an Apple laptop that was killed so it could be the new name for Apple sold books?!?!?!

Macbook AIR - The advancements in the Air go far beyond it's weight

AppleTV - Its not a TV and it's name now confuses the concept of a physical Apple Television

Magic Trackpad - Fantastic device but the only "Magic" is how it makes batteries disappear. (zing)

iPad - C'mon, this was an odd name from the start. But the fact that someone making a feminine hygiene joke makes us instantly think "closed minded idiot" is a tribute to how awesome the product is and how unimportant a name really is in the end.
 

Lukeyy19

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AppleTV - Its not a TV and it's name now confuses the concept of a physical Apple Television
yeah this name annoys me, countless times i've said to people "yeah i rented it on my Apple TV last night" or something similar, and every single time the response is "Apple make TVs?"
 

RenoG

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yeah this name annoys me, countless times i've said to people "yeah i rented it on my Apple TV last night" or something similar, and every single time the response is "Apple make TVs?"
Funny I've said that exact same thing to a friend with appletv hey wait, Luke, is that you?!

:p

No but right after they told me what it was like :rolleyes:
 

kmj2318

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The "iPad HD" name (and the subsequent whining) is pre iPad2.


Whats funny about all these complaints is that if you said "iPad HD" 2 years ago then the "HD" part isn't the word that would upset people. Did everyone forget how awful the name "iPad" was or how cool "Slate" sounded 2 years ago? But look at it now and iPad was a bad name on an amazing product while the HP Slate was a good name on a terrible product.

The point is that people WILL get used to the names of ANYTHING if its a good product so to be upset at it is pure message board boredom.
Definitely something that I've always noticed. I remember when I got the first iPod people were making fun of the name:rolleyes:, now it's ubiquitous and nobody even questions the name.

I doubt that it will be the iPad HD, but we'll see.
 

Bushy162

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The "iPad HD" name (and the subsequent whining) is pre iPad2.



Whats funny about all these complaints is that if you said "iPad HD" 2 years ago then the "HD" part isn't the word that would upset people. Did everyone forget how awful the name "iPad" was or how cool "Slate" sounded 2 years ago? But look at it now and iPad was a bad name on an amazing product while the HP Slate was a good name on a terrible product.

The point is that people WILL get used to the names of ANYTHING if its a good product so to be upset at it is pure message board boredom.

And speaking of message board boredom, are we honestly going to pretend Apple is amazing at naming?
I take the point that people get used to names even when at first they sound silly, but I think Apple go for what is catchy, and what do you think is more catchy, iPad or HP Slate.
It's iPad. Yeah, it may sound a little silly, but it's catchy.

More to the point, I'm not saying HD would sound silly, I'm saying it's technically misleading.