The newest nugget in the series of rumors over the last couple of days comes courtesy of Chris Taylor at Mashable. According to Taylor, the next iPad will actually be named the iPad HD. His sources include a Gizmodo tipster, a Romanian web forum, CNET and VentureBeat.
The HD moniker lends itself well to the idea of a Retina display iPad, or at the least, an iPad capable of playing back 1080p (1920×1080) video content. We all understand what a Retina display is at this point, but the general population may not. The HD name though, now that’s something everyone understands at this point. However, there’s really only one thing we can deduce from an HD rumor. Should it be true, it could be an indicator that we’ll be seeing a spec update for the new iPad. At this point, given the enormous number of rumors and pictures showing off next-generation iPad parts, it’s looking pretty likely that the iPad will look almost exactly like the previous two that came before it. We’re okay with that. The iPad is pretty much perfection at this point.