It looks like Apple is gearing it’s iPhone 5 and iPad 3 for an October release, as Apple’s manufacturing department has given orders to their Taiwan-based component suppliers to start production of the materials that will be used in the upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3.
According to the report from DigiTimes, the next generation iDevices – the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 will announce in September and go on sale in October.
“Taiwan-based companies included in the supply chain for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have begun to prepare materials for the production of the two devices, which are likely to make their debuts in September and to hit the market in October, according to industry sources. … The sources pointed out that Apple only plans to launch one model of the new iPhone, while iPad 3 has just recently been added to the production schedule with both set to be produced in small volumes in August and the volume will start picking up in September and October.”
Report also suggests that the next iPad will be significantly thinner and lighter than the iPad 2 with a resolution of 250 pixels-per-inch (ppi).
It is quite clear that Apple is trying very hard to maintain its edge in the tablet market by introducing the new iPad, as there is a great amount of tablet competition at the moment. Apple is looking to produce 6 million to 7 million units of iPhone 5 in the third quarter, with a total of 24 million to 25 million units of iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Apple could cross the 40 million sales mark in 2011 with the launch of next generation iPhone.
Image Source: The concept images above are the work of Roman Vladamir Sima
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