iPad 3 Production Underway for Early March Shipments?

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    Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that Apple's manufacturing partners Foxconn and Pegatron have begun production on the next-generation iPad, with Foxconn once again bearing approximately 85% of the load. According to the report, the initial production batch is targeted for shipment in early March, in line with a number of rumors regarding the iPad 3 launch.
    The report reiterates several of the details found in iLounge's reports on the device, including descriptions of a form factor that looks approximately the same as the iPad 2 but which is slightly thicker. Mac Otakara notes that tight-fitting iPad 2 cases will apparently not fit the new model but that the Smart Cover will be compatible with the new model despite an adjustment in the location of the device's magnets.

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    Mac Otakara has at times offered accurate information, but has had a few missteps including claims of a late 2011 launch for the iPad 3, new flash memory for MacBook Air solid state drive, and a SIM-less iPhone 4S.

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    "with Foxconn bearing 85%"

    ...and also 85 percent of the suicides :( Remember that while we all love our gadgets, there is a human cost in getting them to us.
     
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    Just of curiosity, does this ever deter you from buying one?
     
  7. TWSS37 macrumors 65816

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    I hope so. I've been holding off since the first iPad to get the third version.
     
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    I like that your adding the rumor record for the company/blog/individual at the end.
     
  9. TWSS37 macrumors 65816

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    I'm worried about fragmentation of the iPad ecosystem if this has retina.
     
  10. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816

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    All it needs is a Retina display, and they have my money. Everything else is gravy, and a little thicker means nothing to me.
     
  11. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    I will either buy the next gen or current gen when the next gen releases. I will either get great new features or save a bunch of cash ;) I finally found a good enough bunch of personal reasons to justify a purchase.
     
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    Anything Apple makes > human rights
     
  13. KingJosh macrumors 6502

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    I just hope whatever new innovations they put in they patent the hell out of it so no scum sheep can copy and claim they are better. Don't mean to sound like a fanboy but the competitors really are scum when it comes to forgery.
     
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    If the smart cover fits that'd be amazing, I just got one as a gift and didn't want to upset the person who gave it to me by upgrading to the next iPad and not being able to use it.
     
  15. Superken7 macrumors member

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    If its the same size, even slightly thicker, it means it will be well packed! :)

    Retina screen, of course, and let's hope for a better battery and Siri (proximity sensor)
     
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    Statistically speaking, wouldn't it be expected that 85% of a group of people bear 85% of suicides? The suicide rate at Foxconn is better than the rest of China.
     
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    Sweet, I only have to wait about 2 more months
     
  18. bigcat318 macrumors 6502

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    He must have been hoping that the other 15% had more than their fair share of the suicides.
     
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    Normally I jump to the new device like I do with the iPhone and iPod Touch each year. I jumped from the iPad 1 to iPad 2 simply because the form factor was a lot better and it had cameras for FaceTime. I am pretty happy with my iPad 2 so I am not sure what Apple could do to push me to upgrade to the iPad 3. Retina display is not gonna do it alone.
     
  20. scott911 macrumors 6502a

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    exactly. I don't want to suggest anyone shouldn't be making conditions as good as possible for factory workers - but the simple truth is:

    A Chinese citizen is MORE likely to commit suicide outside of foxconn than inside foxconn.
     
  21. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Every year, about 30,000 US citizens who don't own iPads or iPhones commit suicide. There is a human cost in not owning them.

    (The US postal service has less than half the number of employees that Foxconn has. Being employed there apparently drives so many people crazy, that the term "going postal" is used today for someone who grabs a gun and starts shooting random people).

    Most people don't care, some know about statistics, and the others should think about how many suicides there would be if nobody bought anything made at Foxconn and 800,000 employees lost their jobs.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong also. Wasn't the only reason for suicide was because the individual leaked info(crime) and got caught. They couldn't handle the punishment that they rightfully deserved. lol
     
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    Add a retina display and faster CPU & GPU and it will sell like butter in Norway.
     
  24. jmitch720 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking the same thing. I love my iPad 2, but I read a lot of comics on it and would really benefit from the Retina Display. There is no way I can afford to keep my current model and purchase the iPad 3, so I may have to put it on eBay. I think I'll mull it over a little longer.
     

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