Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will begin shipping Apple’s next-generation iPad within the next 100 days, allowing Apple to stock up for an April launch, a new report claims.
That’s a little slice from a report today at Apple Insider. The key thing to note here is that shipments of iPad 2 are going to go to Apple by around the end of February if these reports are correct. That is not saying that the new iPad model would go on sale at that time – just that production would be in motion by then and Apple would be gathering stock, presumably to avoid the supply shortages we saw with the original iPad this year.
This makes a whole lot more sense to me than earlier reports that we would see the iPad 2 hit the market by February.
Here’s a bit more from the Apple Insider report:
After checks with Taiwan-based component makers, industry publication DigiTimes reported Tuesday that Foxconn is set to ship the iPad 2 by the end of February 2011, with initial shipments of 400,000-600,000 units. Tuesday’s report echoes an earlier report from the publication that claimed suppliers would ramp up shipments of iPad 2 components in the first quarter of 2011.
For more details, see the full Apple Insider article HERE.