1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    Production of the third-generation iPad is now underway, according to a new report from DigiTimes.

    The trusted far east publication indicated Thursday that Apple has tapered back its fourth-quarter orders for iPad 2 display panels in order to accommodate the full breadth of labor and component resources the iPad 3 production and assembly will require.

    "While Apple is adjusting panel inventory for iPad 2," the report reads, "Samsung and Sharp already began shipping panels for the next-generation iPads to Apple in October, and Taiwan-based touch panel makers TPK Holding and Wintek will begin to ship touch panels for the new iPads to the supply chain in November-December, the sources noted."

    If the latest reports are accurate, iPad 3 production is now ramping up and will continue at a break-neck pace through the end of 2011.

    But despite the jump start that the iPad 3 is seeing, don't expect to actually get your hands on a third-generation iPad any time soon. Obviously, Apple hasn't announced a timeframe for the next-gen tablet's release, but most industry insiders believe we will see nothing before March 2012.

    Source: DigiTimes
    2011-11-17 07:18 PM
  2. iRepairIndy's Avatar
    Amazes me how often they release new devices.. start calling them iCrack or CrackPads
    2011-11-17 07:34 PM
  3. fatalcrixer's Avatar
    Amazes me how often they release new devices.. start calling them iCrack or CrackPads
    I just bought the ipad2 like 2 months ago, and there is no real reason to update, it works perfectly.
    2011-11-17 08:03 PM
  4. Renegade70's Avatar
    Umm, yeah was released almost a year ago.. REALLY Frequent!
    2011-11-17 08:03 PM
  5. kryptedak's Avatar
    yeah, i pad release once a year.....THATS FAST!....its not fast its not slow its perfect-moderate-professional.
    <put something witty here?>

    2011-11-17 08:08 PM
  6. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Once a year... just like the rest of their products. How is this a big shocker to anyone?!
    2011-11-17 08:30 PM
  7. DnBKiD521's Avatar
    I think apple is just keeping up with the technological times.. Just like computers, one month after u buy the biggest baddest pc, a company releases something better.. Smart move, if ya ask me.
    2011-11-17 09:05 PM
  8. sub zero's Avatar
    Once a year... just like the rest of their products. How is this a big shocker to anyone?!
    They try to do yearly refreshes on their products. iPhone 4s took
    Longer. Don't really know why but it did.
    2011-11-17 09:30 PM
  9. Crazyj29's Avatar
    I still have the first gen iPad. Was going to get the iPad 2 Friday but just might hold off and get the iPad 3.
    2011-11-17 10:13 PM
  10. zyme's Avatar
    I just bought the ipad2 like 2 months ago, and there is no real reason to update, it works perfectly.
    If they make a pre-jailbroken version I can make it a doorstop or just continue letting the gf pretend it's her own...
    2011-11-17 10:40 PM
  11. SeanBiss's Avatar
    Yeah hold it off guys...because the iPad 1 is just as good as the iPad 2. JB'd or not. either way. iPad 3 it is.
    2011-11-17 10:41 PM
  12. WaLLy3K's Avatar
    I'd expect an April release myself.
    2011-11-18 02:00 AM
  13. coltonbyu8's Avatar
    Amazes me how often they release new devices.. start calling them iCrack or CrackPads
    they release 1 new ipad, 1 new ipod touch, 1 new iphone, and 1 major update for the macs every year. Thats not alot, if it were any less often, that would be a problem for many consumers. If you wanna see ridiculous, look at how often HTC releases phones.
    2011-11-18 02:17 AM
  14. Tucnepo's Avatar
    Maybe I will stop reading the news,cause it makes me want to upgrade my older devices, (now a iPhone 4 and a iPad 2)
    2011-11-18 09:02 AM
  15. jOnGarrett's Avatar
    Umm, yeah was released almost a year ago.. REALLY Frequent!
    March is still 4 months away and we've been hearing "rumors" about the iPad 3 since this summer so......
    2011-11-18 07:53 PM
  16. srchino's Avatar
    They try to do yearly refreshes on their products. iPhone 4s took
    Longer. Don't really know why but it did.
    My guess is that Verizon got it at beginning of year and they couldn't release the 4s three to four months later.
    2011-11-18 09:11 PM
  17. Tucnepo's Avatar
    Ipad 3 is just shitty as previous 2 models if not with a better display
    2011-11-20 06:08 PM
  18. ChillyCat's Avatar
    Ipad 3 is just shitty as previous 2 models if not with a better display

    Says you.

    My Ipad Uno is just fine with the display it shipped with.
    2011-11-21 01:37 AM
  19. Crazyj29's Avatar
    Ipad 3 is just shitty as previous 2 models if not with a better display
    How would you know? They haven't even released it yet.
    2011-11-21 03:58 AM
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