This is the iPad rumor that just won’t go away: that we’re going to see another iPad model released this fall. Dubbed the iPad HD it is said to be not an iPad 3, but an addition to the iPad line, with upgraded display and targeted at a ‘Pro’ market. Here’s what Joshua Topolsky, the former editor-in-chief at Engadget and now writing at ThisIsMyNext, had to say on this yesterday:
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.
MG Siegler of TechCrunch also posted on this yesterday, with a reminder that he first reported on this (an iPad refresh this fall) back in February.
I have zero inside sources on this or any related subjects, but if I were betting I’d be awfully tempted to bet on this one – as usually when Apple rumors are as persistent as this one has been, they end up being proved true.