Is that an iPad 2 I see at the top of your Christmas list? Hold fire, eager tech fan! New rumours suggest that the next-gen Apple tablet is merely a few months away, meaning that your new favourite toy may be out of date before too long.
The latest whispers come from supply trackers DigiTimes, who’ve a decent track record for spotting Apple’s gear on the production lines.
They reckon that Apple’s parts manufacturers have began sending new components to the assembly plants at Foxconn, where the Cupertino team’s gear is made.
iPad 2 production will begin to slow down over the next few weeks, with iPad 3 devices ready in time for the new year. This lines up nicely with a proposed March or April release come the Spring, which is in keeping with Apple’s yearly product refresh cycle.
According to DigiTimes, Apple will have a whopping 10 million iPad 3 units ready to hit shelves by Q1 of 2012.
By Gerald Lynch | December 12th, 2011