Apple Ships Components for iPad 3
Finally, there is news that Apple has cut demand for iPad2 orders to make room for iPad3 orders. According to Digitimes, manufacturers based in Taiwan such as Career Technology, Flexium Interconnect and Sunflex tech are already shipping flexible printed circuit boards set to be used for the iPad 3.
Even though Apple decreased iPad2 orders by 25% for the last quarter of 2011, the number of circuit boards demanded will be the same. It is claimed that factories are operating at full capacity in producing the parts needed for the iPad.
While these all point to an early 2012 release for the iPad 3, these in no way indicate that we can expect to see a new version in the near future. Anticipation makes it seem that these things take forever but the process really does entail months of preparation and assembly.