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The NEW iPad? What the heck is the name?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by iDan, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. iDan
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    I'm so surprised that Apple has not named the iPad with a model number or name other then new iPad?! I think this will create a ton of confusion down the road with accessories, updates, etc. Am I the only one that thinks this?
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    I agree. It's a third generation product. But the new is just "The New iPad" -- makes no sense ;(
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    Will accessories from the original iPad/ 2 fit "The New iPad"?
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    That new apple logo looks like its a mix of apple and microsoft windows! or is it just me?
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    I'm not sure if a new ipad case will fit an old ipad or only a new ipad? lol

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    I've got no issue with them dropping the number and just calling it "The iPad" ..am I the only one? lol
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    I don't mind the name. We all know it is the iPad 3 and can call it that when speaking about it. It is the 3rd Gen iPad or Gen-3 iPad, or simply the iPad 3. :)
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    Imagine calling apple support...
    - Hi, I have a problem with my new ipad.
    - Can you tell me which model ipad you have please?
    - I just told you, I have a new ipad!
    - yes, but...
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    This falls in line with their mainstream computer lines......a MacBook Air is a MacBook Air, whichever version you have.....I don't think that there is a huge amount of confusion so hopefully iPads will be the same.

    It does seem strange though to have the iPad with the older spec being the iPad 2.......

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    Moving away from numbers could be partly to do with future upgrades. Even Apple must be wondering just how they can improve on this one. There is a serious danger that perceived disappointment could affect sales.

    Now if this time next year the press announcement is simply, for example "Apple adds (insert your wishlist here) to iPad", it will probably be received better than "New New iPad leaves customers wondering what the difference is."

    The tablet market is settling down, tablets have become mainstream and Apple can afford to proceed with the brand in the same way as the MBA and the iMac. What's the betting the iPhone 5 gets released as "The iPhone"?

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    For any time you need to explain which iPad, you just have to do like with the iPods and tell them which generation. For example I have the 2nd and 6th generation iPod Nano.
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    Bingo!
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    I think Cnet thought the official name is "iPod 2012". Lets be honest, I think every one is really gonna call it the "iPod 3".
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    It is different considering the last version was ipad 2 however as Seadog said iPod is a iPod regardless of what version you have I guess we keep the name on the forum iPad 3 but that in it self may be confusing lol.
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    Personally, I don't care what they call it but if you right click on the pics on Apple's site, it is referred to as iPad 2012.
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    Not giving it a version number is incredibly stupid in my opinion.
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    New customers will also think the iPad 2 is newer. Not that I plan on getting a newer iPad, but every year that goes by will cause mass confusion as to what version someone is talking about.
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    From my understanding the only apple products that are numbered are the iPhone and iPad am I right?

    So apple may seem like they are moving in a different direction, maybe Tim Cook wants to show he is no Steve Jobs.

    Can be good but confusing
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    Wth am I supposed to do years later when I'm selling this back? "Selling the new iPad"? Or "Selling the old the new iPad"?
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    Selling the 3rd Generation iPad (hope this helps)

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