iPad 3 Unlikely to Come This Year?

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Earlier this year, rumors had suggested that we might be getting two iPad revisions this year. The iPad 2 was launched in March but whispers had suggested that the iPad 3 might not be that far behind, possibly by September of 2011.

Digitimes. however, is now citing component partner sources that Apple has yet to provide any information about manufacturing the iPad 3. This leads them to conclude that the iPad 3 won't be shipping until next year at the earliest:The sources pointed out that they have not yet received any notice for next generation iPad products and do not believe iPad 2 is a transitional product. With iPad 2's strong shipment order forecast from Apple, the sources believe iPad 3 will not appear in the short term.

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zweigand

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Oct 19, 2003
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I suggest those waiting hold their breath. Either you want an iPad or you don't. If you can wait 6-12 months for something, the product probably isn't what you are looking for in the first place...
 

MarximusMG

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Glad to hear some sensible stories regarding this. Didn't ever believe that Apple would release a new revision so soon after iPad 2.
 

ForzaJuve

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First the iPad is coming out with 2 revisions in 2011, then only one revision, then the iPhone5 is not coming out in June 2011 but in September 2011, then it is coming out again in June 2011, and then it is not coming out at all in 2011. Tell you what, I will believe it when I see it. Everyone and his sister knows someone who has a friend that is informed on the matter and loves to make news about Apple products to get some publicity. IMO most of these rumors seem very inconsistent with Apple's way of doing things. Would they really come out with 2 iPad versions in 2011 when they can hardly make enough to keep up with demand?
 

Zimmy68

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Jul 23, 2008
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Wow, must be a slow news/rumor day.
Refuting rumors that were 90% impossible to be true.

This just in, the rumor the iPad 3 will have a back screen as well as a front are being refuted by the manufacturers.

Its simply not true!
 

-AG-

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And so ends another exciting episode of...


TALES OF THE BLATANTLY OBVIOUS!


Tune in next week when we try to prove that analysts can't actually predict the future.
:D
 

cvaldes

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The way Apple's product development cycle works, it is quite unlikely that we would see an iPad 3 this year.

Frankly, I don't think Apple is staffed to create a couple of iPad generations in a single calendar year. Plus, Apple's COGS drops as they ship more units of a particular model. Maintaining a high gross margin is a fundamental component of Apple's business model.
 

BJMRamage

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hahahaha.
well, until next week's rumor.

iPad 3 and iPhone 5 rumors are OUT OF CONTROL!
 
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