The report is confirmed by Venture Beat, but that site goes further and says that by using "HD' at the end of the tablet's name, Apple is planning on shipping the unit with a faster dual-core A5X processor instead of a previously rumored quad-core A6 processor. The A5X was previously pictured in a prototype of the device. Last week, we passed along the word that accessory makers like Belkin and Griffin were using the Apple iPad HD name on their products.
determining a Retina display panel. However, the theory is that a tablet is held further away from the eyes than a smartphone is, giving some leeway for the iPad HD to promote itself as containing a Retina display.
To further confirm that the next Apple iPad is launching soon, Apple Insider says that it has learned that shipping giant DHL is expecting to receive a huge shipment from Apple this week, coming from China.
source: CNET,VentureBeat via AppleInsider