Now that Apple finally deigned to release a new iPhone, it looks like the iPad 3 rumor mill will now gradually rev up to full-on crazy levels over the next few months. And it has already started of course.
Here’s one early favorite – a recent report at AllThingsD highlights the claim by a financial analyst that production of the next-gen iPad is already getting underway this quarter:
According to Susquehanna Financial analyst Jeff Fidacaro, the device is headed into production.
Supply chain checks suggest to Fidacaro that 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.
Here’s hoping this one is accurate and if it is that production for the iPad 3 ramps up further over the next few months, so that when it’s released we don’t see supply shortages quite so quickly.