There are a number of really highly anticipated devices that are believed to be making their way onto the scene over the remaining 4 months of the year. Of course, Apple is always on everyone’s minds when it comes to devices being released and now we have heard some news about the Apple iPad 3, the 2011 orders being cancelled so we are guessing the release date must be in 2012.
This is the device that will surpass the iPad 2 and the device that revolutionized the tablet PC market. When you think back, tablet PCs weren’t a device that you could describe as desirable, they were failing in terms of sales and popularity. Then Apple decided they wanted to dip their toes into the market and they ended up diving in head first when they saw how profitable it could be. A word I personally use to Apple, the iPad and the iPhone and what they have done for the market places is ‘Revolutionize.’
We learned that the orders were being cancelled through an entry over on iClarified where they mention that the delay is now because of the poor yield rates on the 2048×1536 Retina Display. It would seem that Apple couldn’t guarantee an adequate supply; it’s highly unlikely that that the iPad 3 will be mass produced as originally scheduled. Furthermore, other tablet manufacturers are said to have pushed the release dates of their own tablets back!
The news broke on digitimes.com who also say that the supply for the iPad 2 will be maintained at 28-30 million units in the second half. The source they have used is the upstream supply chain and they go on to mention that Apple was set to launch the iPad 3 in the second half of 2011 with 1.5-2 million units in the third quarter and a further 5-6 million in the fourth quarter however these figures have been deleted. To be honest, whenever I hear any news about Apple I take it with a pinch of salt, nobody really knows what they are doing except for themselves. Look at the release of the iPad 2, people suspected it but nobody knew for sure did they?
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