Well, it now looks even more certain that iPad 3, as we know it, would be called iPad HD. The moniker has not yet been officially confirmed but two very popular sites, one of the CNET, has reported this with a high level of certainty. With the Apple Live Event about to happen in a few hours from now, it is just a matter of time before things get confirmed.
Rumors and reports that iPad 3 would go by the iPad HD name came quite early with Gizmodo reporting about it sometime back. iPad cases from Griffin have been named iPad HD (3) indicating a strange nomenclature that has never been seen before from Apple. With CNET reporting that Apple will break its traditional numbering system for the iPad, and instead go by the iPad HD nomenclature, it is almost certain too.
It was actually VentureBeat’s report that sparked the debate on iPad HD instead of iPad 3, but the issue soon took solid shape and almost everyone in the loop is now contemplating the name.
The iPad HD is a name that’s already taken by some websites with TLDs. However, for Apple, that has never been a major hurdle or problem. However, the name brings in the importance that Apple will be giving to the iPad 3 features – most notably, the HD Retina Display that is set to be even more powerful than the one found on iPhone 4S.
But for a few iPad 3 features, the others are quite unknown till now. Detailed specs will be out soon as the iPad 3 release date inches closer, but for the moment, these are some of the most important ones on the iPad 3 features list:
The display: needless to say, a 2048x1536px Retina HD is the talk of the town. How far it would actually look great, and how it would change user experience is something we’ll have to wait for.
The processor: most experts chirp that the iPad HD will have an A6 processor. Of course, with iPhone 4S, it was expected that the A5 will see its last. The A6 is also set to feature on iPhone 5, but some reports regarding a modified A5 processor (termed A5X) might also feature.
The 4G LTE support: while some reports are only now affirming the certainty of 4G support on the iPad HD, it has been a point of speculation. However, having 4G supports on iPad HD would actually mean a lot of groundwork crossed.