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Ahead of next week's anticipated iPad unveiling, case makers are gearing up with parts for a so-called "iPad HD," while Best Buy's system shows third-party accessories will arrive on March 11.

Alleged part listings from accessory companies Griffin and Belkin obtained by Gizmodo both refer to an "iPad HD (3)." The listings could be an indication of what Apple intends to call its third-generation iPad, though it's also entirely possible that the case makers are just guessing until Apple makes any name official.

Generally referred to as an "iPad 3," Apple's next touchscreen tablet is expected to feature a high-resolution Retina Display that will pack more pixels than a 1080p television. That would justify the "iPad HD" name, if Apple were to in fact use that moniker.

Separately, Best Buy's internal inventory system is showing a handful of third-party "iPad 3" accessories that are scheduled to arrive on March 11, just four days after Apple's media event next week. The inventory listings at Best Buy, sent to TUAW, include ZAGG's InvisibleSHIELD device protectors.

The Best Buy listings make no mention of the "iPad HD" name used by Griffin and Belkin, and turned up in the system via a search for "ipad3." In addition to the name, the arrival date is also likely to be a placeholder, as March 11 is a Sunday.




Last year, before it was officially announced, Apple's fifth-generation iPhone was generally known as the mythical "iPhone 5." But Apple chose instead to call the device the iPhone 4S, as it features an external design largely identical to the iPhone 4.

The third-generation iPad is also expected to look very similar to its predecessor, the iPad 2, as numerous leaked components show a device with the same form factor, aside from a slightly thicker body measuring 0.81 millimeters larger than the iPad 2.




Whatever name the next iPad has, it is expected to feature high-speed 4G LTE data connectivity and a faster internal processor, in addition to the high-resolution Retina Display. Apple's iPad media event will begin next Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

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Whatever name the next iPad has...

I find that funny the way iPhone has its numbers on the box like my 'iPhone 4' box, but the iPad 2 box doesn't have a 2 on it. The iPad 3 should have a 'iPad 3' on the box.
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Watch this new iPad come out and if it's 2 or 3 mm wider or narrower in any direction... these case makers will be screwed.

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post #4 of 29
I kinda like the iPad HD name. I started disliking the numbers after 3GS.
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I kinda like the iPad HD name. I started disliking the numbers after 3GS.

If they just went with the generation numbers, we wouldn't have this problem.

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iPad Hd makes sense to me. Specially in view of the 'we have something to you really have to see' invite. It is all about the screen, and it is an easy moniker which focuses the public's attention on the screen, the big differentiator.
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they should just call it iPad.

the iMac is the iMac, the MacBook Pro is jus the MacBook Pro.

let the consumer understand what the differences are.
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I kinda like the iPad HD name. I started disliking the numbers after 3GS.

I'm not a fan of the numbers either but I'm not crazy about HD either. HD is too synonymous for the average person with 720 and 1080 widescreen for a 4:3 tablet.
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I find that funny the way iPhone has its numbers on the box like my 'iPhone 4' box, but the iPad 2 box doesn't have a 2 on it. The iPad 3 should have a 'iPad 3' on the box.

Very true. I never thought about that until last night when I sold my iPad 2. The guy I sold it to kept inspecting the box and the iPad itself to make sure it wasn't a 1st gen iPad. Granted, the camera and the shape of the back were obvious clues that it was an iPad 2, but still, I couldn't help looking at the box and thinking "I'm surprised it doesn't say iPad 2."

I wish the back of Apple devices had no text at all. Just an Apple logo and nothing else.

I won't be surprised at all if Apple names the next version an iPad HD. After all, wasn't the 2nd iPhone the iPhone 3G?
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I'm not a fan of the numbers either but I'm not crazy about HD either. HD is too synonymous for the average person with 720 and 1080 widescreen for a 4:3 tablet.

Yes but the average person thinks HD is the end-all and better than what eyes can see. But then again I think I see your point; do we want that class of people buying Apple? I thought that's why the world has Android.


Yeah - I said it.

Case in point.
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Could be for Google's driverless car.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car

Oh no, Apple and Google are having a neighborhood spat.
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Could be for Google's driverless car.

Wrong thread?
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I'm not a fan of the numbers either but I'm not crazy about HD either. HD is too synonymous for the average person with 720 and 1080 widescreen for a 4:3 tablet.

Apple will be sued if they use HD. Doesn't matter if it's above 1080p, someone will try on that basis, the basis that it's not full 2k, or the basis that it's not a standard 16:9 resolution and that the "HD" monicker is 'confusing'.

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they should just call it iPad.

let the consumer understand what the differences are.

They DON'T though. People don't know squat about it and they couldn't care less. It'd go like this:

"Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone."

"Okay, do you want this year's model, last year's model, or next year's model?"

"… I just want an iPhone."

"We sell three iPhones."

"What's the difference?"

"One just became two years old, another just became one year old, and the third was just announced."

"Can I get the third one?"

"Not until next week or so."

"Why would I buy last year's model when I can have the new one in a week?"

"You can buy last year's model now. This year's model is also for sale."

"But you said it comes out in a week."

"Officially we don't handle future products, so the current iPhone is still this year's model."

"But you said you sold three, wouldn't they all be current iPhones since you sell them all now?"

"Last year's model is much older. Actually, we still have two years ago's model, too, since next year's model isn't available yet."

"So you have four iPhones."

"No, again, we don't have the new one yet."

"So I can buy three products."

"Yep."

"And they're all called 'iPhone'."

"Yep."

"So what's the difference, besides the price?"

"The iPhone from two years ago is slower and won't run the newest software. It also has a worse camera."

"Why would I want that?"

"It's free on contract."

"Okay, go on.

"The iPhone from last year is slow and will run the software that was just announced but won't be out for a little while. It also has a lower-res camera."

And it's cheaper?"

"Yeah. And then the current iPhone is fast, will run the newest software for a few more years, and has the best camera."

"What about the new iPhone?"

"It's even faster."

"That's it?"

"And runs even newer software?"

"Why would I buy something that can't run the newest software?"

"They can all run the newest software, just the newer ones will get the newest software longer."

And I've realized how much longer I can have this go and don't want to do that, so…

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Apple will be sued if they use HD. Doesn't matter if it's above 1080p, someone will try on that basis, the basis that it's not full 2k, or the basis that it's not a standard 16:9 resolution and that the "HD" monicker is 'confusing'.

I like "iPad". Maybe put a "The" in front like they do in Columbus, OH.

Edit: or iPad Pro and give up on numbers - make it like the MacBook line.
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There must be an iApple in my Mac.
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I kinda like the iPad HD name. I started disliking the numbers after 3GS.

How do you know they're not going to go in a entirely new direction?

iPad RAZR-Droid-Sharks-With-Frickin-Lasers-Attached-To-Their-Heads-Root-Me

Now that's a real name.
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Edit: or iPad Pro and give up on numbers - make it like the MacBook line.

When every new device created for that year is "Pro", it's not Pro.

And then what, the iPad Pro gets demoted to iPad next year for the next "iPad Pro"? Otherwise you'd have to do iPad Pro 2 next year.

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How do you know they're not going to go in a entirely new direction?

iPad RAZR-Droid-Sharks-With-Frickin-Lasers-Attached-To-Their-Heads-Root-Me

Now that's a real name.

"We're gonna need a bigger [box]."
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When every new device created for that year is "Pro", it's not Pro.

And then what, the iPad Pro gets demoted to iPad next year for the next "iPad Pro"? Otherwise you'd have to do iPad Pro 2 next year.

If they keep the iPad 2 for 2012, make it iPad. There's still the iPhone 4;; there was still the iPhone 3G; there's a MacBook and MacBook Pro every new year.

hell, I can't believe I got sucked into the name thing. . .

edit: Oops, they did abandon the non-Pro MacBook. I'd forgotten.
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"We're gonna need a bigger [box]."

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post #21 of 29
I think Apple should go the route of, the artist formerly known as Prince, and use a symbol like:

<$$$>

It also solves the Proview claim...
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I'm not a fan of the numbers either but I'm not crazy about HD either. HD is too synonymous for the average person with 720 and 1080 widescreen for a 4:3 tablet.

True. HD means widescreen.
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"Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone."

"Okay, do you want this year's model, last year's model, or next year's model?"

" I just want an iPhone."

"We sell three iPhones."

"What's the difference?"

"One just became two years old, another just became one year old, and the third was just announced."

"Can I get the third one?"

"Not until next week or so."

"Why would I buy last year's model when I can have the new one in a week?"

"You can buy last year's model now. This year's model is also for sale."

"But you said it comes out in a week."

"Officially we don't handle future products, so the current iPhone is still this year's model."

"But you said you sold three, wouldn't they all be current iPhones since you sell them all now?"

"Last year's model is much older. Actually, we still have two years ago's model, too, since next year's model isn't available yet."

"So you have four iPhones."

"No, again, we don't have the new one yet."

"So I can buy three products."

"Yep."

"And they're all called 'iPhone'."

"Yep."

"So what's the difference, besides the price?"

"The iPhone from two years ago is slower and won't run the newest software. It also has a worse camera."

"Why would I want that?"

"It's free on contract."

"Okay, go on.

"The iPhone from last year is slow and will run the software that was just announced but won't be out for a little while. It also has a lower-res camera."

And it's cheaper?"

"Yeah. And then the current iPhone is fast, will run the newest software for a few more years, and has the best camera."

"What about the new iPhone?"

"It's even faster."

"That's it?"

"And runs even newer software?"

"Why would I buy something that can't run the newest software?"

"They can all run the newest software, just the newer ones will get the newest software longer."

In my mind that whole exchange took place in the voices of Abbott and Costello.
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True. HD means widescreen.

No. To an uninformed person? Sure. But no, it isn't dependent on being widescreen.

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In my mind that whole exchange took place in the voices of Abbott and Costello.

And that's exactly how it feels like it would go, doesn't it?

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No. To an uninformed person? Sure. But no, it isn't dependent on being widescreen.

I suppose it doesn't have to be, but who masters HD content in anything other than widescreen? I can't think of any outside of IMAX movie transfers and remastered legacy content, and I've always seen those framed in a 16:9 data stream with black pillar boxing. There is little to no hardware that is not widescreen as well, iPad 3 will probably be the most notable exception, outside of that, almost nothing.
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It's going to iPad 3. The thicker back pannel is a plant. It's going to have all the speculated specs and be a few millimeters thinner than the iPad 2. Plus, no bezel!
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Apple will be sued if they use HD. Doesn't matter if it's above 1080p, someone will try on that basis, the basis that it's not full 2k, or the basis that it's not a standard 16:9 resolution and that the "HD" monicker is 'confusing'.

Those people are idiots. 720p is technically HD and this is well beyond that.
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I wish the back of Apple devices had no text at all. Just an Apple logo and nothing else.

between the required regulatory logos and that would be the only place to get the serial number if the iPad won't power one, you are stuck with the text

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between the required regulatory logos and that would be the only place to get the serial number if the iPad won't power one, you are stuck with the text

I'm not bothered by it, but it seems all that could be placed on the lower edge, similar to how they etch that information to the bottom edge of the iMacs.
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