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

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.

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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

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

    That's interesting considering apple just made their beta program http://adf.ly/21TOf open to the public.
    jen364
    • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

      @jen364 hey, how do you get invited?
      Mosblest
  • This is half year old rumour

    And, of course Apple will release 2048x1536 iPad -- it was clear even last year. However, the question is when.
    DDERSSS
  • You've got to be kidding.?.. "The New Pro!"

    ...an iPad that will run "Pro" apps like FCP and Apeture?? looks like there is a "New Pro"
    WebDavCrisp
  • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

    I would upgrade my iPad 2 if that were possible. Hmmm.
    Mosblest
    • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

      @Mosblest Amen to that! I already told my wife that she gets my iPad 2 as soon as a fully HD-capable iPad appears. In fact, I would be happy with "only" 1920x1080 resolution. The 2k x 1.5k seems like overkill, but I'd take it. The second big improvement I hope to see on this "pro" model is a much better set of built-in cameras. All of the bad reviews of the iPad cameras are definitely _not_ exaggerating the level of crap they installed in it. If it has better resolution and better cameras, I'd jump on that new iPad HD model at introduction.
      BillDem
      • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

        @BillDem
        if photography is your main reason, why don't you use a real camera of any quality and upload it to the ipad?
        That's that I do, I plug in the SD card an upload it, or use the USB cable.
        Only reason I'd use an ipad camera is for Augmented Reality or read barcodes.
        daryl.cheshire@...
  • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

    How do you flag a flagger? I don't see anything here that deserves to be flagged. I have seen this flagging in other posts here that almost everything got flagged.
    Serton
    • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

      @Serton If you click on the link it's affiliate spam + Adfly. Pretty clever spammer - twice the opportunity to make money.

      Not sure why the second is flagged. No reason for it.
      Bpo3333
  • RE: Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

    Why do people beleive this shit.

    2048x1536 on a 10" display - are you barking mad. fullHD on a 13@ panel is about as much as you can realistically get just now - New Vaio Z, and they aren;t cheap.

    The LCD yeild will be attrocious.

    iPad 2 HD - perhaps in 4 years.

    1080p in a 19x9 size format is a possibility, but unlikely with stuff Jobs has said. Most woukld want a step-change in bettery life.
    neil.postlethwaite