More Evidence Apple Could Introduce the iPadHD Not the iPad 3
Another rumor has surfaced claiming Apple will step away from the numerical naming convention with the next iPad and introduce the iPad HD this Wednesday.
CNET cites a source who has previously provided “reliable information” about unreleased Apple products. The source claims Apple will not use the much-anticipated “iPad 3” namesake and name the latest release the “iPad HD.”
VentureBeat published a similar report claiming Apple will veer away from the traditional naming scheme in an effort to emphasize the new high-resolution “Retina Display.” The “iPad HD” rumors compliment the pictures of an “A5X” processor that surfaced last week. The pictures of the non-A6 processor have fueled speculation about Apple introducing an incremental upgrade instead of a true successor.
Accessory lists leaked from Belkin and Griffin indicate the manufacturers are using the iPad HD name instead of iPad 3 as well. The HD naming convention could be Apple’s intermediate update name for future iPad releases much like the “S” in recent iPhone models like the 3GS and 4S.
Wednesday’s iPad can’t come soon enough. Then instead of rampant speculation filling the blogosphere, groans of Apple not releasing a true iPad update will fill the blogosphere.