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Not iPad 3, iPad HD: Reports
It’s going to be called iPad HD after the gadget’s reported new retina-like 2,048 x 1,536 screen
By: Maureen O'Gara
Mar. 7, 2012 07:45 AM
There's no iPad 3, CNET said Tuesday, hours before the dingus is supposed to be unveiled Wednesday.
It's going to be called iPad HD after the gadget's reported new retina-like 2,048 x 1,536 screen.
CNET got it from a developer "who's previously provided reliable information with respect to things Apple."
VentureBeat, using similar sourcing, is saying the same thing, following Gizmodo last week and the Verge last July.
VentureBeat says, " The higher-resolution display will not only make text and pictures sharper, it'll also make the iPad HD the only tablet to support 1080p high-definition at its full resolution (1,920 by 1,080). Expect Apple to market the hell out of that feature." Then it added, "Android tablets have been sporting 720p HD displays (1,280 by 720) for some time now, but if the reports are true, the iPad 3's display will blow Android slates out of the water."
The current iPad has a 1,024 by 768 display.
VentureBeat thinks the name means Apple won't be using a new quad-core chip in the device as is widely rumored, just an improve dual-core A5 ARM chip.
VentureBeat is also pretty sure Apple will come out with a 7.1-inch iPad later this year, not a 7.85-inch device like DigiTimes has been talking about. The smaller form factor is meant to do battle with the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire, estimated to have sold six million units last year.
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