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  • Asian Supply Chain Hints at Major iPhone, iPad Refreshes in October


    Major news out of the Asian supply chain this morning. Trusted Taiwanese news source DigiTimes is reporting major developments in the iDevice world for September and October. Based on "industry chatter," DigiTimes is calling for both a third-generation iPad and fifth-generation iPhone this fall.

    According to the article in question, both devices will "debut in small quantities" in September and in large volume in October. Apple's iPad 3 should be “even thinner and lighter." Sources say panel resolution will spike to 250dpi. Few other details are known about what additional features a 3rd generation iPad would sport.

    The supply chain is knocking down another long-standing rumor that Apple will release more than one version of the iPhone 5 this September. DigiTimes says there won't be two or more phones after all. Sources, however, pointed out that the iPhone 5's supply volume is "estimated to be around 6-7 million units in the third quarter and with the addition of iPhone 4 shipments, total iPhone shipments in the quarter will reach 24-25 million units with volumes to maintain at the same level in the fourth quarter."

    Since Apple is also set to start supplying iPad 3 in August, the shipments of iPad series products including iPad 2 are expected to surpass 15 million units, and iPad's supply volume for 2011 will have a good chance to break 40 million units.
    If accurate (about the iPad 3 rumor, that is), this development will directly fly in the face of conflicting reports which suggested - quite convincingly - that the iPad 2 would be Apple's only tablet release this year.

    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Asian Supply Chain Hints at Major iPhone, iPad Refreshes in October started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      If Apple came out with a new iPad every quarter I would still buy them all. Why? Bc Apple products hold their value so well I can sell it for 85-90% of retail and upgrade for almost nothing. For everyone complaining about just getting yours and being sooo pissed if they release a new one are you just too lazy to put it up on craigslist or eBay for a week?! I sold a 2 year old beat to crap 3GS yesterday for $175 in under 3 hours! That just goes to show you how easy it is.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      If Apple came out with a new iPad every quarter I would still buy them all. Why? Bc Apple products hold their value so well I can sell it for 85-90% of retail and upgrade for almost nothing. For everyone complaining about just getting yours and being sooo pissed if they release a new one are you just too lazy to put it up on craigslist or eBay for a week?! I sold a 2 year old beat to crap 3GS yesterday for $175 in under 3 hours! That just goes to show you how easy it is.
      I agree, I sold my old, water damaged iPhone 3G for a whomping $80 on eBay.
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      Of course they're gonna release one....what did you expect? the ipad 2 was DOA when it was released. apple is now playing catch-up, get used to it.
      How was the iPad 2 DOA?
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Daerid View Post
      How was the iPad 2 DOA?
      I'd really love to hear the logic behind this one. While solid sales-to-customers numbers remain evanescent, the iPad 1 sold like hotcakes (almost 15 million through nine months of 2010--that's only the first one I might add), and Motorola "shipped over 250,000 tablets" in its first full quarter of availability. The iPad 2 has been, by many anecdotal accounts, selling faster than its predecessor. Proof is in the pudding on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Touchpad--gotta see some numbers first.

      Who, if anyone, is "dead in the water," again?
    1. illinibball4232's Avatar
      illinibball4232 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      I agree, I sold my old, water damaged iPhone 3G for a whomping $80 on eBay.
      this i why i dont use ebay
    1. Jinksy's Avatar
      Jinksy -
      Quote Originally Posted by NoRegrets78 View Post
      I just got mine last week!
      I got mine yesterday!!!!
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      Quote Originally Posted by illinibball4232 View Post
      this i why i dont use ebay

      I am sure he listed it as damaged. People can fix them that's why they buy them.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonathan1683 View Post
      I am sure he listed it as damaged. People can fix them that's why they buy them.
      I did in fact listed it as broken and sold it for $80 and the buyer did in fact mention he was going to fix it.
    1. bobsco's Avatar
      bobsco -
      Quote Originally Posted by gameviper View Post
      I just bought my iPad 2 3 weeks ago, they better not release a new one!
      Me too..............
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by illinibball4232 View Post
      this i why i dont use ebay
      You must like paying full retail price for stuff then huh? People buy and fix stuff off of ebay. People think everything on ebay is USED or BROKE when in fact a lot of things are brand new you just have to know what your doing and look at seller feedback and read the description before you buy. Your 100% protected using PAYPAL in case the seller is a douche which does happen from time to time. But its nothing a dispute through paypal wont fix and make right.
    1. illinibball4232's Avatar
      illinibball4232 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      You must like paying full retail price for stuff then huh? People buy and fix stuff off of ebay. People think everything on ebay is USED or BROKE when in fact a lot of things are brand new you just have to know what your doing and look at seller feedback and read the description before you buy. Your 100% protected using PAYPAL in case the seller is a douche which does happen from time to time. But its nothing a dispute through paypal
      wont fix and make right.
      I hate paying retail price. I use amazon or just buy something from a friend if they are getting rid of something and I want it. I just prefer not to take my chances on eBay. I have bought a few things there but if I can find a cheap price somewhere else I will take it.

      Quote Originally Posted by jonathan1683 View Post
      I am sure he listed it as damaged. People can fix them that's why they buy them.
      I know people can fix them because I do that a lot. Its Jair no the same after it's water damages though because when it's water damaged it's not just one part thats broken it's basically the whole thing. I could go buy a new 3GS at SAMs for $100 I heard from someone. He might be wrong though I'm not sure he's too reliable of a source.