New rumors have popped up which suggest that the anticipated Apple-made iPad 3 will not arrive until next year and is most likely to make an appearance in the spring of 2012.
The Cupertino-based company has ordered key components such as display panels and chips for the new iPad and is aiming for an early 2012 launch.
Suppliers will ramp up production and try to improve the yield rate for the new iPad in the fourth quarter before its official launch in early 2012, said a person at the supplier to Wall Street Journal.
The report stated that iPad 3 will arrive with a Retina Display with a 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution, which is four times the 1024 x 768 pixel resolution on the first two iPads. Suppliers also said that Apple had placed orders for a 9.7-inch screen device as well as the chips to go with it.
One component supplier to Apple, however, said the company has already placed orders for parts for nearly 1.5 million iPad 3s in the fourth quarter, WSJ reported.