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| March 7, 2012
Apple Drops The Numbers And Letters, Calls iPad 3 'The New iPad'
It looks like somebody at Cupertino, CA read AppAdvice yesterday and took some advice from our own Andy Faust. In a post published yesterday, Andy called for Apple to drop the numbers and letters from the names of their new iOS devices - he was disgusted at the potential of an "iPad HD," and made his case in a lengthy article. Today, Apple unveiled the third-generation iPad - and guess what it was called? That's right: "the new iPad." Instead of choosing a name like "iPad 3" or even "iPad HD" - a name which was expected because of the iPad's brand-new Retina display - Apple instead decided to drop the numbers and letters (a move that will surely place a smile on the face of Mr. Andy Faust). Interestingly, Apple has decided to continue calling the iPad 2 the "iPad 2." You'll be able to preorder the new iPad later today, and the Retina display-equipped product should be with us by March 16.