Yesterday we heard rumblings of an "iPad 2 Plus" that may make its debut this fall, and today a new report has emerged corroborating that claim, albeit with a different name for the device and a few more details. According to a report from This is my next, Apple is prepping a device named the "iPad HD" that'll arrive this fall alongside a new iPhone. The new tablet is said to not be an iPad 3, but is described as a being a MacBook Pro to the iPad 2's MacBook, professional type of product. Allegedly sporting a screen resolution double (2048x1536) that of the current iPad, the iPad HD will reportedly launch side by side with some sort of pro video/photo editing software meant for use on the slate.
The site also reiterates previous claims that Apple will be launching a lighter, thinner iPhone this fall. Apple chose not to simply reuse the iPhone 4 design with the new device, like it did with the 3G and 3GS, because the current model's look and feel is "out of favor at the highest levels of the company," This is my next claims.
Although folks have been a little hesitant to latch on to the possibility that Apple may release a new iPad this fall, the claim of a higher-end model with a doubled resolution seems a little easier to swallow. Such a product would likely cost a pretty penny, but professionals may be willing to pony up the extra dough for a more advanced device, just like they do with the MacBook Pro. That said, exactly how much an "iPad HD" would cost is still up in the air, as are any other upgrades that it might feature. Would any of you be interested in an iPad HD with a 2048x1536 display? How much would you pay for such a device?
Via This is my next