“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,” Yenting Chen and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“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,” Chen and Tsai report.

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“Players within Apple’s upstream supply chain have all recently increased their estimated supply volumes for the second half, indicating that Apple is set to attack with another wave of new devices, before its competitors become strong, the sources noted,” Chen and Tsai report. “Apple is considering designing an even thinner and lighter tablet PC with its panel resolution increasing to 250dpi, the sources added.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" and "Lynn Weiler" for the heads up.]