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Pro-oriented iPad HD, redesigned iPhone 5 coming this fall?

Apple plans to introduce an iPad HD alongside an iPhone 5 sporting a new design later this year, according to a new report. Citing multiple unnamed sources, This is my next… reports that the iPad HD will sit in the iPad family alongside the iPad 2, and will be aimed at the higher end market, sporting a 2048 x 1536 display and possibly launching alongside “something like an iPad version of Final Cut or Aperture.” The product is said to not be the iPad 3, but instead a compliment to the iPad 2 line, much like the relationship between the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

The report also states that the next-generation iPhone will carry the iPhone 5 moniker, and will sport a new design, as the iPhone 4’s design is said to be out of favor at the “highest levels of the company.” As for the “iPhone 4S” rumors, the report blames the confusion on the fact that Apple has been placing iPhone 5 components inside a casing that looks nearly identical to the iPhone 4 — since the components are designed for a thinner enclosure, they are said to easily fit — and using these as test units.

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In the linked article they mention another rumor about alternative charging methods coming for iPhone6 or whatever.  This is something I thought of a few weeks ago as the probable path that Apple is heading.  They are incorporating wireless syncing and updates, so the need for the dock port has been mostly reduced to just charging.  We all know that port is vulnerable to water and damage, so if they can eliminate it, they close the door on that issue.  I would love to see an inductive charging solution for the iPhone.

Posted by Eric on July 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM (CDT)


It’s interesting that the iPad HD would be aimed at the “higher end market,” but is compared to the most recent version of Final Cut, which may appeal to higher end consumers, but lacks features needed by professionals.  This tends to reinforce the view of some that Apple is abandoning the professional market in order to concentrate on the consumer market.

Posted by Singlestick on July 8, 2011 at 12:37 PM (CDT)


I’d like to see how Apple plans to market a new professional iPad with just a HD screen and two “professional” apps.

Posted by Michael W on July 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM (CDT)


This iPad HD could be aimed at a variety of things. Last week I saw a fully functional Windows 7 desktop delivered via Citrix running on an iPad2. The OS, as we know it, is going away.

Posted by drakebullet on July 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM (CDT)

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