In the first quarter of 2012, production of iPad 3 will be given serious attention. Production will start in January according to Foxconn, Apple’s major manufacturing partner. Quantities are expected to reach its goal in the month of February with over 9 million units.
DigiTimes reported that suppliers of iPad 3 have finally announced the shipping of the components for the next generation iPad. News started to surface and release date rumors spread like wildfire. The most prominent possible launching is Spring 2012. Rumor has it that Apple is gradually phasing out iPad 2 that lead Apple enthusiasts to predict an early possible entrance of a new tablet in the market. Apple watchers speculated 14 to 15 million units of iPad 2 will stay for the final quarter of this year, and is expected to drop to 4 to 5 million in the first quarter of 2012.
iPad 3 Rumor Mill
The latest development concerning the release date of iPad 3 stated that the year 2011 will end without the launching of the iPad. This is the only information that makes a fact. With regard to the news about reducing the parts and components of iPad 2 is open for arguments. The demand of the said unit, for example, continues to increase and it still garners favorable response from the market. Moreover, there are still a great number of consumers that prefer to buy iPad 2. With the fast-approaching holiday season, the demand of iPad 2 grows rapidly as a matter of fact.
Despite the ongoing news surrounding the much-awaited launching of iPad 3, Apple’s decision to delay it is a smart move because the tablet is still premature for a grand launch. Launching a new slate this year does not make sense because the current iPad cannot even meet the initial demand. Find more information on iPad 3 release date.