So it’s iPad HD, not iPad 3?

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It’s looking more like Apple(s AAPL) is going to be dropping the numerical naming scheme of its iPad lineup. Multiple news outlets are reporting hearing from sources that what Apple unveils on Wednesday will be called iPad HD. CNET and VentureBeat both reported the product name news on Monday.

The HD moniker would make sense as a way to call out what is supposed to be the most important new feature of this version of the iPad, its high-definition display, or Retina display, as Apple calls the 2048 x 1536 resolution on the iPhone. The current resolution of the iPad 2 is 1024 x 768.

It’s been reported multiple times in the past few months that Apple planned to increase the resolution of the iPad to Retina display levels, or very close to them. And Apple may have indirectly confirmed this when it sent invitations to Wednesday’s product unveiling last week: the invitation included an image of what appears to be an iPad screen with much crisper resolution.

We’ll find out the whole story on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT.

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Ben Seven

“…the most important new feature of this version of the iPad, its high-definition display, or Retina display, as Apple calls the 2048 x 1536 resolution on the iPhone.”

2048 x 1536 on the iPhone?! Do you guys do *any* fact-checking or proofreading?

Divergent Trend

It’s just a name right? Fact is, releasing anything other than “Ipad3” is going to produce the same widespread disappointment and an expectation of an eventual, “proper” successor as the iPhone 4S did.

Of course, this could be seen as a great thing if you’re an investor. The 4S disappointment on 2011/10/4 saw AAPL trading down nearly 6% from the open intraday before posting a near complete rebound by the close.

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