Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

Summary:Apple may release an updated iPad with a high-resolution screen targeting professionals this fall. The iPad HD will be a complementary model to the iPad 2, but with better specs.

This is my next reports that Apple may release an updated iPad with a high-resolution screen targeting professionals this fall. Dubbed the iPad HD, the new tablet isn't the iPad 3, but rather a complementary model to the iPad 2 with better specs -- and undoubtedly a higher price point too.

Our sources are saying that not only will there be a newly designed iPhone coming in the fall, but there is going to be a new entry into the iPad family as well. As hard as it might be to believe, the new tablet is said to sport a double resolution screen (2048 x 1536), and will be dubbed the “iPad HD.” The idea behind the product is apparently that it will be a “pro” device aimed at a higher end market — folks who work in video and photo production possibly — and will be introduced alongside something like an iPad version of Final Cut or Aperture. This product is specifically said tonot be the iPad 3, rather a complimentary piece of the iPad 2 line. Think MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Assuming the existing price points, where do you think that Apple lands on the iPad HD? Given the component costs of high-resolution panels I'm thinking that this could be Apple's first $1k tablet.

Topics: iPad, Mobility


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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