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iPad 3 Production to Start in October?

Maura

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The China Economic News Service (CENS) has a report today that says that manufactures in Apple’s supply chain have already started to supply Apple with required parts and components, and that production on the iPad 3 will start in earnest in October. According to CENS’ sources, the iPad 3 supply chain will be very similar to that of the iPad 2, with the likes of LG Display supplying its panels for the new tablet, and Hon Hai Precision continuing to be responsible for the device’s assembly. New component suppliers are said to include Taiwan-based Pegatron Corp, which has long been rumoured to have won the contract to work alongside Hon Hai in assembling the next iPad, and Sharp from Japan, which CENS says will most likely be replacing South Korea’s Samsung as Apple’s display panel supplier for the iPad 3. As far as timeline is concerned, this information, should it prove to be accurate, would fit in well with the recent rumours that the iPad 3 will be launched in early 2012.

Source: iPad 3 Production to Start in Oct. | CENS.com - The Taiwan Economic News
 

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They should be able to keep up with demand this time! Good to hear
 

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The rumors I hear are they expect to ship upwards of 10M units the first month when it's actually announced...

If manufacturing capacity today is 180,000 units a day - the last rumor I heard for max capacity, and they are shipping appx 120,000 units a day today, that leaves about 60,000 units a day for iPad 3 manufacturing.

In order to ship 10M units within the first month, that's nearly 6 months of lead time to build the inventory desired to meet the first shipments...

What a nice problem to have though :)

The timing is right for an October ramp on production - balanced with Christmas order production...

-t
 

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Wow this is great news, hope the iphone5 is also on the pipe line

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Maura said:
The China Economic News Service (CENS) has a report today that says that manufactures in Apple’s supply chain have already started to supply Apple with required parts and components, and that production on the iPad 3 will start in earnest in October. According to CENS’ sources, the iPad 3 supply chain will be very similar to that of the iPad 2, with the likes of LG Display supplying its panels for the new tablet, and Hon Hai Precision continuing to be responsible for the device’s assembly. New component suppliers are said to include Taiwan-based Pegatron Corp, which has long been rumoured to have won the contract to work alongside Hon Hai in assembling the next iPad, and Sharp from Japan, which CENS says will most likely be replacing South Korea’s Samsung as Apple’s display panel supplier for the iPad 3. As far as timeline is concerned, this information, should it prove to be accurate, would fit in well with the recent rumours that the iPad 3 will be launched in early 2012.

Source: iPad 3 Production to Start in Oct. | CENS.com - The Taiwan Economic News

I wonder if there will be any significant changes!
 

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doughacker said:
I would like to hear more about the camera capabilities.

My guess would be 3mp for the back, (5 if lucky, but probably not) and 1.3/2mp for front.
 

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I personally think the big A better hit a bases loaded hone run with the ipad3 or see their market share decrease significantly. Unfortunately the public is very short ,indeed always wanting something better.
 

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bgjones42 said:
I personally think the big A better hit a bases loaded hone run with the ipad3 or see their market share decrease significantly. Unfortunately the public is very short ,indeed always wanting something better.

They OWN this market, selling 200,000 iPads a day. Yes every day.

No one else is even at 5% of this sales volume.

-t
 

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