Die neuesten Gerüchte rund um das kommen von DigiTimes: Das 3 soll „mehreren Quellen zufolge“ innerhalb von 3-4 Monaten auf den Markt kommen, die ersten Einzelkomponenten werden anscheinend bereits geliefert.

iPad 3 mit Retina Display im Februar 2012

Meanwhile, Foxconn Electronics will begin to produce the next-generation iPads in January and to ramp up the production volume starting February, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, which quoted Kevin Chang, an analyst of Citigroup Global Markets, as indicating.

Production of the new iPads is expected to reach 9.5-9.8 million units in the first quarter of 2012, estimated sources in the supply chain. Sales of iPad products totaled 25.06 million in the first three quarters of 2011 and are likely to reach 40 million units for all of 2011, the sources estimated.