iPad 2 in production, iPad 3 on deck

February 12, 2011

Right about on time. With the iPad 2 announcement sometime next month and delivery around the beginning of April, Apple’s building stock of their next-generation tablet computer — yes, it is a computer. Interestingly, insiders are now saying the mothership’s brewing a third quarter update, which could bury competitors as they ramp for the holidays.

Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn (a.k.a. Hon Hai), Apple’s major product assembly partner in China, has already started building the iPad 2 ahead of an early April launch. The new model is expected be thinner, include a faster processor and sport front and back mounted cameras — hello, FaceTime.

Whereas the company sold 14.8-million original iPads in 2010, Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster says he anticipates Apple will sell nearly twice that number — 27 million — this year.

September surprise

Some time after the Wall Street Journal went to press, John Gruber, who has a strong rumorological track record, intimated that the iPad 3 will be announced/ship in September. He has nothing to say on the subject of features, but this is a bombshell nonetheless.

What could Apple be planning for the iPad 3 or will the company be coming to market with a variant? I’m thinking a true “iPod touch steroids” (i.e. 7-inch model).

That’s something I could really sink my teeth into, especially if comes with 3G data…

What’s your take?

Be Sociable, Share!

3 Responses to “iPad 2 in production, iPad 3 on deck”

  1. Tweets that mention iPad 2 in production, iPad 3 on deck - iPAD.BLORGE -- Topsy.com:

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by rocr69, Gunjan Patil. Gunjan Patil said: iPad 2 in production, iPad 3 on deck http://nxy.in/lk1iy [Blorge iPad] [...]

  2. Jasyn Jones:

    Gruber didn’t “intimate” anything. According to his own post, he had no – none, 0, zilch – inside info, which he often has, but not in this case. In this case, he was just guessing.

    It was a WAG, a wild-ass-guess. Maybe he’s right, but your story makes it sound like a leak, and your headline makes it sound like a confirmed announcement. Neither are true.

  3. Hon Hai bottlenecks hit iPad 2, says rumor | FairerPlatform:

    [...] Previously it had been reported that the iPad 2 was in production and the iPad 3 coming in the Fall. [...]

Leave a Reply:


Recent stories

Featured stories

RSS Technology news

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.

RSS Windows news

RSS Mac news

RSS iPhone & Touch

RSS Tablet technology news

RSS Mobile technology news

RSS Green technology

RSS Buying guides

RSS Gaming news

RSS Photography news

Archives

Copyright © 2014 Blorge.com NS