Next iPhone and iPad to enter production in August for sales in October, component suppliers indicate

Next iPhone and iPad to enter production in August for sales in October, component suppliers indicate
The rumors about a third iPad edition, coming this year, just can't seem to abate, and the latest leak revealed some internal AT&T documents claiming the iPad 3 might come this fall with LTE onboard. While a lot of analysts are skeptical of the idea, the ever-shady DigiTimes reports again that "upstream component suppliers" are receiving an influx of orders for parts to go into two new Apple devices - the next iPhone and iPad.

The source claims they are to enter the assembly lines in August, be announced in September, with availability in early October. While we've heard quite a bit about the next iPhone - dual-core A5, possibly a larger screen, 8MP camera and so on - the iPad 3's improvement mentioned so far has only been a screen with larger resolution.

And this resolution is said to be 250ppi now - 2048x1280 pixels would do the trick to achieve such density, for instance - which places the eventual new display on the eventual new iPad coming this year below the 300ppi threshold required for it to be called Retina Display.

The sources have only confirmed that one iPhone will be scaling up production in September/October, no second, cheaper sidekick in the works, unless you count that the iPhone 4 might go down to $99 on contract, when the new model hits, which Apple usually does. The component makers involved are listed as "Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which is in charge of assembling the devices; Simplo Technologies and Dynapack International Technology, in charge of manufacturing batteries; TPK Holding and Wintek, in charge of touch panel modules; Catcher, in charge of chassis; and Largan Precision, in charge of webcams".

While the iPhone part sounds totally plausible, we still can't stomach a new iPad appearing just six months after the iPad 2 was introduced, unless Apple wants to have some head start before Samsung and LG, which are also said to be planning tablets with high-resolution displays. Apple already broke the mould this year, by introducing the Verizon iPhone, and postponing the new iPhone launch for the fall, so anything is possible.

source: DigiTimes

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61 Comments

1. Sotos unregistered

Please apple don't make ipad3 I have just bought the 2 !!!

3. AppleSense unregistered

You know you dont HAVE to buy it right? im neither for or against either apple or android but i own an iphone 4. just letting that out now.

4. ilia1986 unregistered

Hahaha.. You see? That's why I don't buy electronic products - unless they are sufficiently future-proof. You should have done the same, mate. After a lot of research of course.

6. Shafeer

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

If you don't buy electronic products you are retarded.

7. ilia1986 unregistered

LOL That's all I have to say.

54. iBlowjobs unregistered

Nerds... Geeks... Calm down!!! Not everything revolve around electronics.

17. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

so what electronic product is future proof?????????????????

26. SomeGuy unregistered

Futureproof? Hahaha. Good luck with anything in this world being "futureproof", besides a hammer and screwdriver.

33. ilia1986 unregistered

The iPhone 4 is relatively future proof - if we ignore Android for a second there - since it's a given that Apple will neither increase the iPhone 5's screen size nor the screen resolution. The first because they won't hurt that 326 ppi - and the second because that would be too soon after the iPhone 4. The delay of the iPhone 5 also means that the value of a mid 2010 iPhone 4 has been increased since more time will pass until it becomes obsolete. That is of course in the narrow context of iOS smartphones. When it comes to Android - currently no device is as future proof as the iPhone 4 was at it's time - since every 4 - 6 months comes another high end Android phone which eats the previous one for lunch spec-wise.

40. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

well if you put it that way then blackberry is also future proof and nokia because they are stuck with the same technology and who knows when will see somthing new??

52. ilia1986 unregistered

Yep.. aside from the fact that they both suck, of course.. ^^

59. w2ym unregistered

no electronic was and will never be future proof that was a bs comment!!!!!!

49. PhoneFanatic92

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

But putting IOS5 would be better.

58. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The next iPhone will feature...iTransport. In short, you will now be able to use the front facing camera to teleport to any place in the world using Google Maps to find it for you. This is revolutionary, this is...The New Apple iPhone 5. Pricing: Two-year contract - $400 Retail - $1200 THESE PRICES MAY DECREASE! *cough cough prices subject to increase cough cough

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I like a good Apple rumor next guy, but this is getting ridiculous. These articles are beginning to look like the same article reworded over and over. With anonymous sources that are always a different person but may as well be me every time. And when they run out of ways to reword the article they just post what they think the next model will be. And then reword that in a later post and call it a new rumor from an "unspecified" source. Smdh.

5. ilia1986 unregistered

No no you don't understand. The next iPhone - the iPhone 5 will be just a 4" mirror encased in premium materials like Aluminum and glass. A glass mirror surrounded by glass. Now that's Magical!

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

f**k yeah it is lmao.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Forget that, the iPhone 5 will forgo the entire idea of a physical phone body and be condensed into the iChip- a revolutionary device which will use the body's natural memory storage, processing power, conducive properties and susceptibility to complete neurological takeover. But Apple's autocorrect will still suck. They'll NEVER figure that s**t out. :D

10. ilia1986 unregistered

lol I can't wait for Taco to come over here and try to bash us all when we (and me being an active iPhone 4 user) just laugh so hard at teh mag1k eyeph0ne!!1 :P

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, the guy can never take a joke. I mean, I'm sure he's an okay guy, but his posts are almost always ridiculous. I can hardly ever take him seriously anymore. Oh, and this will come out of his or someone's mouth: "Look at all the fandroids commenting on an iPhone article! You're all just jealous you don't have iPhones!" God, I remember when he used to accuse me in every post of being bitter over "losing sales" to the iPhone. LOL!

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah lolz.. I think that even Steve would disapprove of his behavior. But seriously - the best thing that could happen to iPhone right now would have to be someone porting Android 3.x on it (because it has software back\home\menu buttons unlike 2.x).

13. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Hey ilia!! You can come up for air you know!

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And you can take a chill pill, imtryingtoappearunbiasedbutreallyalwaystalksmackab​outandroidlikemylifedependedonit.

55. feli_g

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

Hahahahahahaha.... LOL

57. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The next iPhone will feature...iTransport. In short, you will now be able to use the front facing camera to teleport to any place in the world using Google Maps to find it for you. This is revolutionary, this is...The New Apple iPhone 5. Pricing: Two-year contract - $400 Retail - $1200 THESE PRICES MAY DECREASE! *cough cough prices subject to increase cough cough

34. pandamaja unregistered

Agreed. Its kind of funny because with apple products, every year about the same time, essentially the same article gets published.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Looking forward to iPhone 5 steam rolling the competition. If it gets on T Mo and sprint as well it will be a dark day for fandroids. By the way I won a samsung droid charge at work and trying to decide what I should do with it.

16. DroogV59

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

Try using it.

19. Hello123 unregistered

why would he use garbage?

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Send it to me, I'll take it off your hands. Since it's so obviously worthless to you, you won't mind giving it to an Internet stranger for free. :P

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