Apple’s Next iOS Tablet Might Be Called iPad HD Instead Of iPad 3
It seems that after all Apple will not unveil the new iPad 3 on March 7th in San Francisco, but the new iPad HD. Rumor has it that the Cupertino-based company decided to change the name of their new product into iPad HD.
The accessories manufacturers usually get the marketing details for the new Apple products shortly ahead of the official launch event, and this is usually the moment where the real name of the product leaks.
Gizmodo reports that the iPad 3 appears in the Griffin and Belkin product listings under the name of iPad HD. One of their readers (an iOS developer?) came in to strengthen the rumor saying that he spotted a device called iPad HD in the usage data from an application called Tapatalk.
A couple of days ago Apple have sent the invitations to an event that will be held on March 7th in San Francisco. The invitation contains a detail of the new iPad 3 followed by a message that reads: “We have something you really need to see. And touch.”
According to sources close to the matter, the iPad 3 could come with a Retina display with a resolution of 2048X1536 pixels. The display of the new Apple tablet will have 25% more pixels than the previous version, thus the view angle will be almost perfect.
Beyond the spectacular display, with the same size as the previous versions, 9.7-inch, rumor has it that iPad 3 will be powered by an improved dual-core chipset, alleged A5X.
The new iPad 3 will have a battery that will provide a life twice bigger than of the iPad 2, writes DigiTimes. According to some anonymous sources quoted by the tech blog, the new Apple tablet would feature a 14,000 mAh battery, compared to the 6,500mAh unit available on the iPad and iPad 2 models.
According to the guys at MacRumors, who quote the Chinese website Sina Weibo, iPad 3 Wi-Fi would be more expensive by $80 than the iPad 2 equivalent model. Rumor has it that the tablet would hit the market one week after the official launch event.