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The New iPad, the Lame iName

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OK. So, as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my iPad3 Wishes, Wants, and Predictions blog, we are in March and a new iPad announcement/launch was imminent.

Well, if you stepped anywhere near a networked computer today after 1:00 eastern, you know that a new iPad was indeed launched. And not just any new iPad, mind you, but The New iPad. So, for those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter at @SciaccaTweets – or who were too busy with the flood of iPad and SWSX Twitter traffic – here is a recap of the event, some of my live Tweets and a scorecard of how I did on my iPad predictions…

First: The Name

So, the world universally assumed that this was either going to be called the iPad 3 or iPad HD. But it is just being referred to as (drumroll….): The New iPad. Yes. That’s the name. Just, just… awful.  (Technically, now it is just “The iPad.” Still awful.) A name that can only be chastised properly in a series of tweets.

Second: Meet the New Boss

…kinda the same as the old boss. New CEO, Tim Cook, filled in for the late Steve Jobs MCing the event. And right from the start I thought his posture and hand expressions mimicked the old master. Whether it was intentional, subliminal or whatever, I thought he certainly looked the Jobsian part.

However he blew it with no classic Jobs “and one more thing…” moment.

[OK. So I had 19 items on my predictions “wishlist.” Click here to see how I fared…]

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