Apple’s next-gen iPad to debut in March-April timeframe, sources say

“The next generation iPads are expected to be available in the next 3-4 months as makers in the supply chain have started delivering parts and components for the new tablets to OEM contractors while reducing those prepared for iPad 2, according to sources in the supply chain,” Yenting Chen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“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,” Chen and Shen report. “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.”

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    1. Me too!!! I have noticed my iPad first generation is running a bit slower under iOS 5 but I have easily got my money’s worth being used EVERY DAY (except one sick day) sice I got it in 2010.

      Those folks predicting February 2012 iPad 3 launch have been breathing glue fumes. iPad 2 probably won’t completely go away either being probably a cheaper model or bottom tier.

  1. That’s be a good bet, since the first two iPads were released in that same timeframe.

    However, considering the strength of iPad 2 over existing competition and the popularity of iPad 2, it would not surprise me to see Apple wait until Fall for “iPad 3” and make it a really significant upgrade, with “iPhone 5” preceding it (Summer).

    These rumor sources are pretty much less than worthless (remember “iPhone 5”).

  2. Reading stories like this gives me mixed feelings about the birthday present I got last Thursday: an iPad 2. I do love it, but I was happy with my 1st gen iPad and was pretty much gonna stuck it out until the next model came out. Now I’ll most likely have to pass, but I use the iPad every day, and it’s become my go-to device for almost everything. My MacBook Pro gets to stay home almost all of the time now.

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