According to WSJ saying, Apple is reportedly working with suppliers and manufacturers in China and Taiwan to begin trial production of its next-generation iPad from October, having already placed orders for 1.5 million units in the fourth quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing industry sources. This is only several days from iPad 3 news that iPad 3 canceled its release date this year.
“Apple’s suppliers have already shipped small quantities of components for the sampling of the iPad 3. Suppliers said Apple has placed orders for a 9.7-inch screen device.
One component supplier to Apple said the company has already placed orders for parts for about 1.5 million iPad 3s in the fourth quarter.”
The WSJ’s source indicates that suppliers will increase production, trying to improve the yield rate for the new iPad in the fourth quarter, before it launches in early 2012.
Right up until June 25—-the third quarter, Apple’s profit appeared blowing phenomenon and this mainly own to the iPad’s hot selling. During the third quarter, Apple has sold 9.3 million units iPad which is almost three times the last year. And add the extra sales of iPhone and other electronic devices, Apple’s net profit increased more than one time compare with the corresponding period last year. So it’s intelligible the large quantity Apple is placing for iPad 3.