Rumor: iPad 3 coming on Steve Jobs' Birthday

Rumor: Supply chain suggests iPad 3 coming on Steve Jobs' birthday?

Take this one with a 9.7-inch grain of salt, but Focus Taiwan is reporting that current Asian supply chains suggest that Apple might be trying to get the iPad 3 out on February 24th, Steve Jobs's birthday.

After the iPhone 4S successfully took the tech market by storm, the iPad3 is widely expected to be Apple’s first hit product to be released next year. Industry sources said the first shipment of the iPad3 could exceed 4 million units. Because it is a new gadget, it is taking time for makers in the supply chain to raise their yield rates. The sources said all OEM and ODM makers have exercised great caution in ensuring the smooth operations of their production lines.

A late February launch would likely mean an early February event to show off the new hardware (and new 5.1 or 5.2 version of iOS to go with it?). If you aren't as skeptical as we are on this one, you probably should be. Supply chain rumors are often more miss than hit, and you'll probably have just as much luck pegging the iPad 3 release date by flipping a coin.

Source: Focus Taiwan via 9to5Mac

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

More Posts

 

2
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

← Previously

Steve Jobs to receive special Grammy award for revolutionizing music industry

Next up →

Daily Apps: Slacker Radio, Paint War, Unstoppaball DX, Critter Chaos, Office² HD

There are 3 comments. Add yours.

TiNuts says:

Yeah it got old a few rumors ago.

Itstrue says:

That sounds ogical "Happy Birthday Steve" I would buy it.. Sounds legit to me. 4milliion units?! That's crazy! Non stop production

OmariJames says:

Patience is a virtue. Glad I'm waiting it out.