ipadhdGizmodo 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.

Top Rated Comments

Patriks7 Avatar
129 months ago
iPad 2S HD?

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

That's like ordering an Anrdoid device...
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
129 months ago
iPad 2S HD?

How would you like to order the iPad 2S HD 64GB Wi-fi + 4G LTE?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GenesisST Avatar
129 months ago
HD is overused... and to be honest, only dictionaries should have the right to use it...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Battlefield Fan Avatar
129 months ago
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...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andy-V Avatar
129 months ago
Apple likes simplicity right? There's not a more simple and clear name than 'iPad 3'.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JonneyGee Avatar
129 months ago
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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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