Apple iPad HD release expected instead of Apple iPad 3

New rumours suggest the iPad 3 release announcement will see Apple launch the iPad HD

Ahead of tomorrow's March 7th iPad 3 release event, yet more reports have suggested Apple is to unveiled the Apple iPad HD instead of the iPad 3

With just hours to go until Apple officially unveils its third-generation tablet, new reports have suggested the eagerly awaited device will land entitled the Apple iPad HD as opposed to the largely expected iPad 3.

Adding further fuel to the ever growing fire of iPad HD release rumours, new reports have suggested Apple will turn its back of the tablet numbering system in favour of opting to promote its latest tablet’s party piece, the widely expected introduction of a high-definition Retina display.”

Citing “A developer who's previously provided reliable information with respect to things Apple and otherwise,” gadget blog CNet has suggested the upcoming iPad announcement will see Apple “use the HD moniker instead of going with iPad 3.”

The latest reports follow a flurry of recent Apple iPad HD naming rumours that ignited after a leaked document from case manufacturer Griffin made reference to the high-definition device branding.

Apple iPad HD Rumours

Set to be officially unveiled this Wednesday, March 7th, the Apple iPad 3 coming iPad HD is expected to play host to a higher resolution screen, similar to the Retina display offering found on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

"The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions," an unnamed insider source announced recently. "The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing."

Elsewhere recent iPad 3 rumours have suggested the iPad 2 replacement will feature a form factor 1mm thicker than its predecessor with the increased internal space to be filled with the new display, an A6 quad-core CPU and improved optics for the rear-mounted camera.

Apple iPad HD Price

Despite a number of rumours suggesting the expected inclusion of a 9.7-inch Retina display would see the market leading tablet follow-on land as much as $70 or $80 more than its predecessor, new leaks have claimed the iPad HD price will follow directly in the footsteps of the iPad 2 with the same 16, 32 and 64GB Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus 3G options to remain.

Kicking off at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, the Apple iPad 3, which is set to be officially unveiled this Wednesday, March 7th, will continue to offer a competitive price in the increasingly competitive tablet market.

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Via: CNet