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Apple's New iPad Just Named 'iPad'

Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

One of the biggest questions leading up to the release of Apple's new iPad was what the new tablet would be named. Would it be the iPad3, the iPad HD or follow in the footsteps of the latest iPhone and inherit an "S" at the end and be called the iPad2S ?

But as it turns out it will be called none of these names. In fact, the new Apple tablet will simply be known as "iPad." Yeah, confusing right?

Not sure what Apple is trying to do by scrapping its former system of naming its tablets, but personally, I kind of like the simplicity of just calling it the iPad. Besides, even though the naming system of Apple's tablets seems to have changed, its pricing structure hasn't.

The new iPad will be sold for $499 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi and $629 for the 3G version. The old iPad2 will drop in price to $399 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model. You can pre-order the new tablet now or wait until it hits stores March 16.



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