Rumor: iPad HD with Retina Display and Pro apps this Fall

This is my next reports that Apple may release an updated iPad with a high-resolution screen targeting professionals this fall. Dubbed the iPad HD, the new tablet isn’t the iPad 3, but rather a complementary model to the iPad 2 with better specs — and undoubtedly a higher price point too.

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.

Assuming the existing price points, where do you think that Apple lands on the iPad HD? Given the component costs of high-resolution panels I’m thinking that this could be Apple’s first $1k tablet.

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