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iPad (3rd generation) unboxing video

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It’s here folks. The new iPad has touched down at iDownloadBlog, and we have an unboxing video just for you.

We’re happy to report that it’s not much heavier or thicker than its predecessor — you probably won’t notice it — while the Retina display is as good as advertised.

Stay tuned for more iPad 3 video goodness, and let us know what you think about our unboxing.

Yet another claim the iPad 3 will be called iPad HD

Citing a “reliable source”, VentureBeat reports that the rumored iPad 3 will actually called the iPad HD, which others have also indicated. Many believe Apple will pick iPad HD instead of iPad 3, because the next tablet out of the company will feature a ‘stunning’ Retina display. Apple’s next iPad is set to be announced at a media event March 7th, in San Francisco.

As we showed you last week, the Retina display’s quality on the iPad looks great. Following up with the rumors, it would make sense for Apple to use the iPad HD moniker…

New rumor claims the iPad 3 will actually be called iPad HD

We know, or feel like we know, just about everything there is to know about Apple’s next tablet — except its name. Most websites, including us, have just been assuming that since it will be the third iPad, it will be called the iPad 3.

But according to Gizmodo, the new device will actually be named the iPad HD. The site points to a couple of pieces of evidence to back its claims, including third-party cases and data from web traffic analytics…

Target Marks iPad 2 as Discontinued, New iPad Coming?

What ever happened to those rumors that claimed Apple would be releasing an iPad 3 (or iPad HD/Pro) this year? For a while there, pundits were claiming that the company was going to unveil a new tablet this Fall, alongside the iPhone 5.

But as with most tech gossip, the new iPad theory eventually lost traction. And then out of no where, TiPb kickstarted the debate again this morning by reporting that Target has been marking the iPad 2 as end of life…

Report Claims iPad 2 Price Drop, iPad 3 Prices Similar to Previous Model

If rumor mill-chatter isn’t your cup of tea, you might want to move on to the next posting. There’s no doubt that the anticipation for upcoming Apple products has grown to an epically-annoying level.

However, for folks interested in Apple’s next tablet, an interesting report surfaced yesterday that might peak your interest. BGR details an article from Taiwan Economic News, which makes some intriguing claims about the future of Apple’s tablet…

Apple May Release a Cheaper iPad This Year

More rumors are circulating today that Apple is getting ready to launch a new, cheaper iPad later this year, with three new hardware partners joining the manufacturing chain.

The ever sometimes reliable DigiTimes believes that the three new partners have been brought on board to help drop the manufacturing costs of the next iPad, with Apple aiming to compete with a lower price point than its current model….

Apple Testing Retina Display for Next iPad with Samsung and LG

The rumor mill is in full swing these days, with claims that Apple will be launching an iPad 3 with a Retina Display.

The latest information comes from The Korea Times, who believe that Apple is currently testing screen technology from both LG and Samsung, with a 2048 x 1536 screen expected for the next iPad to come out of Cupertino…

Gruber Confirms iPad 3 in Blog Rant?

It’s no secret that I’m a bit skeptical about Apple releasing another tablet this year. Heck, the iPad 2 just came out 4 months ago and is still selling rather well. Why bring another slate into the mix so soon?

Regardless of my opinion, the entire tech world seems to believe that a new iPad will be unveiled this Fall. We’ve heard multiple media outlets confirm the tablet talk in the last few weeks, and now DaringFireball’s John Gruber chimes in…

Beautiful iPad 3 Concept Design

As crazy as it sounds, Apple is rumored to unveil another tablet this year. Not even 6 months after the iPad 2 launched, rumor has it that the Cupertino company will announce a new slate this Fall.

Most reports claim this new tablet will be more of an addition to the current iPad 2 model, rather than a complete redesign. Keeping that in mind, graphic artist Guilherme Schasiepen designed this concept of what he thinks the next iPad might look like…

Apple Finally Has iPad 2 Shipments Under Control

It seems like a long time ago since This is my next reported on the possibility of an iPad HD this year. 3rd-generation Apple tablet rumors have been running rampant. The next-gen iPad is expected to sport a screen with double the resolution of its predecessor, and debut sometime this fall.

Though the gossip is getting stronger, you can’t help but be skeptical, as Apple’s never released products in 6-8 month increments. Not only that, but how can they expect to ship a new tablet when they can barely make enough of the previous version to go around?

Amazon Planning Tablet Computer to Battle the iPad

Amazon is preparing its own consumer tablet for an October release, according to The Wall Street Journal. Reportedly, the online mega-merchant is going to introduce a 9-inch, Android-based tablet to go head to head with Apple’s iPad.

With different Android tablets hitting the shelves left and right, it’s interesting to see a company like Amazon enter the mix. Will Amazon’s tablet be the iPad killer?

Next-gen iPad Component Leaked?

It’s crazy to me that the iPad 2 just launched 6 months ago, and already there seems to be a slew of iPad 3 rumors flying about. Personally, I can’t picture Apple launching another tablet this year, but we’ve been hearing all kinds of gossip that suggests otherwise.

The word on the street is that Apple is looking to release a 3rd iPad this fall. The device is expected to have double the screen resolution of the iPad 2, and will be geared toward the “Pro” crowd in need of a sharper display…