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?
     
  2. JohnnyApple

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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?
     
  5. iDan

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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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  10. KevinJS

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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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