1. KidKid99's Avatar
    Is the new iPad just that? I was wondering why didn't Apple name it the iPad 3? Also how would the average person could tell the difference between the The New iPad and iPad 2?
    03-07-2012 06:58 PM
  2. cardfan's Avatar
    Nothing stopping you from calling it the ipad 3. That's how i'll refer to it. I'm sure down the road it won't matter as much. Upgrades will probably be refreshes like the mac line. Not much else they can add later but internal bumps or insignificant design changes.

    For those complaining this was lame, it was probably the most significant upgrade the ipad will ever get.
    Last edited by cardfan; 03-07-2012 at 07:15 PM.
    03-07-2012 07:07 PM
  3. Vortec 5.3's Avatar
    "The new iPad.
    03-07-2012 07:09 PM
  4. Hot94Z28's Avatar
    I guess they are tired of numbers?


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    03-07-2012 08:59 PM
  5. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    iPad 2.5, or aka iPad 2S.
    03-07-2012 09:01 PM
  6. jaybree's Avatar
    It's just the 'iPad.'

    I think it's a good decision for Apple. It follows their simple and clean branding. Since they consider the iPad the post pc device, naming it the same way they do with the Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and iMac is probably the right decision. No numbers, just updated devices from time to time. If they don't, it will probably reach iPad 10 or something. lol.

    I'm guessing the iPhone will have the same naming. just the new 'iPhone.' We'll see.
    03-07-2012 09:05 PM
  7. Motorbones's Avatar
    Johncena... dude, your really, really shouldn't smoke medicinal crack before joining a forum and posting on line!!!
    03-07-2012 09:24 PM
  8. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    So... does this mean that next year's iPad will be called the New New iPad?
    03-07-2012 09:26 PM
  9. Motorbones's Avatar
    iSpad werks fer me.... (iPad with an extra S sort of)...
    03-07-2012 09:27 PM
  10. henrymagnusrex's Avatar
    I, for one, think the naming makes perfect sense. Outside of my geek friends, nobody I know understands the nomenclature of ipad vs. ipad 2 or iphone 4 vs 4s. They are sometimes aware that there is a new device out, sometimes being the key word), but are absolutely oblivious to the naming system and specs. This naming system makes sense for 90% of the population. You either have the new iPad or an old one. Numbers really dont mean anything. Next year we will get a new iPad, and you will once again either have the new iPad, or an old one. It's that simple.
    03-07-2012 10:57 PM
  11. Boobie12's Avatar
    It looks like the next-gen iPad Apple announces today, the iPad 3 or iPad HD or whatever they name it, may well have support for LTE data networks. If so, this will offer a huge speed boost, and depending on the pricing for data plans this would become a very attractive option for those who want always-on connectivity for their iPad.
    It was announced yesterday?
    03-08-2012 06:12 AM
  12. cardfan's Avatar
    I, for one, think the naming makes perfect sense. Outside of my geek friends, nobody I know understands the nomenclature of ipad vs. ipad 2 or iphone 4 vs 4s. They are sometimes aware that there is a new device out, sometimes being the key word), but are absolutely oblivious to the naming system and specs. This naming system makes sense for 90% of the population. You either have the new iPad or an old one. Numbers really dont mean anything. Next year we will get a new iPad, and you will once again either have the new iPad, or an old one. It's that simple.
    I don't agree. That worked for pc devices. But this is a post pc device. These are more personal. And let's not forget one of the factors that has led people to buy iDevices. They want to stand out, impress their peers, be proud of their device.

    Remember people's reaction to the 4S even though it was a solid upgrade? Disappointment. Yet, Siri saved the day because they could use that to stand out.

    It doesn't take much from Apple here. You spent the last few years driving expectations with numbers after the name. Then abandon it. To me, it shows uncertainty, diminishing future upgrades, and a lack of understanding of what has drove idevice sales.

    Let the results be the judge of what naming mechanism was working best for each product. Mac sales? ipod sales? or ipad & iphone sales?
    03-08-2012 08:19 AM
  13. jaybree's Avatar
    Let the results be the judge of what naming mechanism was working best for each product. Mac sales? ipod sales? or ipad & iphone sales?
    Good point cardfan!

    Actually, I am in favor of dropping the numbers. But, you actually are right. On the marketing point of view, the numbers actually give each device an identity like Siri for 4S, 3G uhm well for 3G, etc and apple has been so good at marketing the identity of each of these devices on a more personal note (by this I mean touching the family and children aspect).
    03-08-2012 08:13 PM
  14. softeasedev's Avatar
    So... does this mean that next year's iPad will be called the New New iPad?
    That's funny!
    But you got the point. iPad is going to refresh itself every year, probably, but it's still the iPad.
    03-08-2012 08:34 PM
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