Supply chain sources confirm iPad 3 production dates

By Freddie Pierce
All those holiday shoppers rushing out to buy the iPad 2 in time for Christmas may want to think again. According to unnamed supply chain sources cited...

All those holiday shoppers rushing out to buy the iPad 2 in time for Christmas may want to think again.

According to unnamed supply chain sources cited in DigiTimes, Apple is planning on releasing the latest installment in its popular iPad series of tablets within the next three or four months. Furthering that speculation, CitiGroup market analyst Kevin Chang told one Chinese newspaper that Foxconn will begin production on the new tablet as early as January.

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Supply chain sources are confirming that production volume will be slightly under 10 million units during the first quarter of 2012, while an additional four to five million next-generation iPad tablets are projected to be produced during Q2.

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While the iPad ‘3’ news seems cut and dry, there are a growing number of conflicting reports surrounding Apple’s plans. The Mac Observer has written several stories on the topic, which include iPad 3 screen resolution figures from 2048 x 1536, while others sources say a 7” screen with the current 1024 x 768 resolution is a possibility.

We’ll keep our eye on the iPad 3 space, but let’s all give special thanks to our unnamed supply chain sources that break this news to consumers around the world this holiday season!

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