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The "New iPad" is ridiculous: here's why Apple didn't give it a name

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So there you have it: the New iPad! Wait, what? Yes, it’s not the iPad 3, nor the iPad HD. It’s not even the iPad Retina, or anything meaningful you would think of. It’s the “New iPad” and this is just ridiculous. Seriously, Apple, you didn’t forget to give it a name, did you?

We have one theory, which is just saying out loud what probably most of you are thinking. Since many will be getting the “New iPad,” that would leave the rest with the “Old iPad.” How uncool is that? No one would want to end up with the “Old iPad,” right? That’s one way Apple could have looked at it and let’s face it - there’s no way Cupertino didn’t think about that before launching its first most important product after the iPhone.

And we understand that it might actually work for the company's marketing. But this is a cheap move Apple. We for one feel a bit offended - weren't we worth a real name? Or is "iPad 3/HD/whatever" too complicated?

Afar from that, the “New iPad” is serious business with a stunning Retina display, a new powerful A5X chip with even better graphics, and improved cameras. It deserved a name, but it didn’t get one.

And the real bottomline is that we don’t actually know why Apple didn’t find it necessary to add a “3” or an “HD” after “iPad.” There could have been a better reason, but honestly we’re not getting it. Are you? Let us know your theories in the comments below.

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posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:28 40

1. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Jeez, why can't they just accept the fact it's an Ipad 2$?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:31 10

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:36 2

7. Smurf (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Shut the smurf up!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:55 5

39. galaxyisking (Posts: 58; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


weak!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:54 29

21. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its simply called ipad because ifans vocabulary isnt great and most can simply mutter 'me want ipad' in shops so keeping the name simple helps them. Also Apple can now also sell the origional ipad to dumb ifans who askfor the new ipad as its the same name and they are mindless enough not to realise the difference

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:17 1

33. dr.cyber (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


only because of the new revolutionary screen!!!!!!.... and some other things(1gb ram,4g and more

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:37 8

37. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


its just repackaged ipad... like the iphone 4s like giggity said. next year will hopefully bring "new" much more exciting things. i hope...
this repackaging crap is getting old...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:28 13

2. dr.cyber (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


haha something new from apple!!!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:31 10

4. danwatson (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


They didn't want to look like they dropped the ball again by adding an 's' to the model.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:31 33

5. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


The "next" iPad will be:

The Next New iPad

or

The New New iPad

or

The Newer iPad

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:40 5

8. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


just made my day, can't stop laughing.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:45 9

15. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


then the next iPhone's gonna be the "new" iPhone, not the iPhone 5...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:50 1

18. mrfwy (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Oh maybe, Iquad !!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:14 8

28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


or the New iPad 2 lol

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 16:27 1

48. Jamus (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


hilarious...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 18:07 4

52. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Did Apple give you permission to use their logo Eclipse??

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:32 17

6. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


year 2013,
Apple Store, NYC

Customer: "can i get the New iPad?"

Sales Assistant: "Sorry, we are running out of that, we only have the Old iPad, and the Newer iPad WiFi, but we'll be releasing the Even Newer iPad in a few months for your consideration."

Customer: "Ok, then, maybe i'll just settle for the old one while waiting for the Newer Than The Even Newer iPad.. thanks a lot, anyway.."

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:31 8

36. Victor.H (Posts: 674; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Ha! Should we imagine 2014 also? I'm afraid to go further into the future :)

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:40 5

9. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


could it be due to Proview!! hahah

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:53 6

19. SleepingOz (unregistered)


MOST PROBABLY! AHAHAHAHA
Well, what goes around, comes around.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:43 8

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The reason why it's called the "new iPad" is because the new A5X processor is just barely more powerful than a Tegra 3 & there is no game changing design aspects & the so called "Retina" display is really not Retina because it's pixel density is under 300. A true Retina display is 300 or above. So all these increments are not worthy of a name so the best they came up with is the "new iPad"

Their baby A5X quad-core processor will be dwarfed by the new dual-core Cortex A15 chips from ARM. Not to mention the quad-cores that are coming out. Qualcomm's S4 dual-core/quad-core Krait with Adreno 320 processors with its 28nm technology will decimate the baby A5X that the "new iPad" has.

Maybe it’s just me but that is my take on my Apple decided on the super lame name “new iPad”!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:47 3

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Sorry my fat thumbs get in the way I meant to say why..... NOT my! lol Couldn't EDIT!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:17 4

31. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


The baby A5X is actually a dual-core, the GPU is the quad-core. I am so sorry but the A5X is more of a fail than I expected. lol

The 28nm dual-core Qualcomm S4 Krait with Adreno 320 processor will just destroy the real small baby A5X dual-core on the "new iPad".

Not good, not good at all.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:44 1

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


just Ilike i dont know about chips.. asking this geeks about marketing... well just read the responses above... I am in sales and I see why is called the new ipad.. sorry geeks.. google it...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:56 11

23. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


is telemarketing considered sales now?

i always imagine you as a telemarketer with a thick accent.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:01 2

25. baaam (Posts: 61; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


LOL!! chix got owned!!

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:08 3

26. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


He sells bulls**t on a phone website called PhoneArena.

Oh, wait a second...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 18:17 2

54. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


nop no telemarketer. sorry.. and no accent either...

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 15:16 6

30. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You mean Walmart greeter, i guess that's technically "sales". If you see why then tell us, oh thats right... because you DON'T

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 19:04 1

55. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


aww is that the best you can do... why not a foxconn employee while you are at it... damm grow up...

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