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Do we really need three different tags for different models of the same device? iPad 3 - no memory warning?

Yes, they're just bits and they don't take up much room, but isn't this what tag synonyms were made for?

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While I agree with you on that, their naming should at least be consistent. –  Bertrand Marron Mar 20 '12 at 8:08
Here's what I'd call a real problem with version tags: Tags: iOS vs. iOS5 vs. iOS4, etc –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 20 '12 at 9:23
@Bertrand Marron: Completed. Not sure why it wasn't brought up earlier :) –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 20 '12 at 9:56
I'd rather stop the "error codes as tags" crazyness personally: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66352/… –  Flexo Mar 20 '12 at 17:43

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There is such a great difference in hardware between iterations of these devices (the third-generation iPad has a Retina display, dammit) that it would only be sane to have tags for questions that pertain only to each of these models, given potential compatibility issues with apps and such. We do have version tags for all kinds of software anyway, so I don't see any harm in having "version" tags for the hardware/devices that we build software on.

Consistency? Hell yes. I've renamed to (in the same fashion as renaming to ).

I have no comments about ; I think we can just leave it at that since the third-generation iPad doesn't have a distinguishing name from the first-generation one, and "iPad 3" has been a popular nickname for it.

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It's iPad3 internally, following iPad2. ipad-3 is a reasonable name, unlike certain other proposal. –  Gilles Mar 20 '12 at 13:52
Well, yeah, third-generation iPad, iPad 3, makes sense ;) –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 20 '12 at 14:01
Sounds fine. Thanks for the consistency. –  Greg Hewgill Mar 20 '12 at 18:06
"The new iPad" is the marketing term, just like Windows 6.2 is called "Windows 8". –  Bo Persson Mar 20 '12 at 19:22

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