Apple allegedly placing iPad 3 orders in the supply channels already
We've barely put behind the hype regarding the iPhone 4S announcement with the device launching today, and now we are off to the next gadget from Cupertino, the rumored third generation of Apple's venerable iPad that essentially created the tablet market.
Susquehanna Financial analyst Jeff Fidacaro has checked with their sources in the supply chain, and iPad order numbers for Q4 spilled out were a million more than before - from 11-12 million to 13-14 million slates. Most important, the revision has been partially attributed to an initial batch of orders for the iPad 3:
“Since our last month supply chain checks we are now seeing 600,000 to 1 million iPad 3 builds showing up on the plan for the fourth quarter of calendar 2011. Our previous estimate did not include any iPad 3s.”, said Fidacaro in an interview.
Rumor has it that the third iPad generation will feature a display with double the resolution of the current edition, and will be a dream-come-true for graphics and image aficionados with some dedicated editing software. Whether or not that will be the case, we'll probably know as soon as the first quarter of next year.