Are we already over iPhone 4S? I don’t think so! But seeing this new report from AllThingsD, it appears that Apple is already moving on. The source claims that according to Susquehanna Financial analyst Jeff Fidacaro, Apple has already begun the production of iPad 3. According to the supply chain, Apple is ramping up its fourth-quarter iPad builds to between 12 and 14 million, from between 11 million and 13 million. And, importantly, that upward adjustment is due in part to an early iPad 3 production run.
According to the news source:
“Since our last month supply chain checks we are now seeing 600,000 to one million iPad 3 builds showing up on the plan for the fourth quarter of calendar 2011,” Fidacaro told AllThingsD. “Our previous estimate did not include any iPad 3s.”
So preparations for Apple’s next big product launch are already under way, presumably with an eye toward an early 2012 launch — March, perhaps — the same month Apple uncrated the iPad 2.
The analyst believes Apple has shipped over 11.5 million iPads in the Q3 2011 and will ship over 13 million units in the fourth quarter.Wow!
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