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

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.



1. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shutup meg

7. Smurf

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Shut the smurf up!

39. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011


21. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

33. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

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

37. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 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...

2. dr.cyber

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

haha something new from apple!!!!

4. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

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

5. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The "next" iPad will be: The Next New iPad or The New New iPad or The Newer iPad

8. chapizzo

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

just made my day, can't stop laughing.

15. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

18. mrfwy

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Oh maybe, Iquad !!!

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

or the New iPad 2 lol

48. Jamus

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 19, 2012


52. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

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

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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.."

36. Victor.H

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

9. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

could it be due to Proview!! hahah

19. SleepingOz unregistered

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

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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”!

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

23. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

is telemarketing considered sales now? i always imagine you as a telemarketer with a thick accent.

25. baaam

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

LOL!! chix got owned!!

26. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

He sells bulls**t on a phone website called PhoneArena. Oh, wait a second...

54. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

30. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 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

55. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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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