New iPhone 5 and iPad 3 in the Manufacturing Pipeline?

Digitimes is reporting that Taiwanese manufacturers have received initial orders from Apple for the next versions of their iOS portable devices – the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Recent rumors peg the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 for an early to mid-September unveiling and shipping en masse sometime in October. The report also suggests that Apple will only be releasing one model of the iPhone 5.

I think a refreshed iPhone is a no-brainer. But a new iPad in October? I’m calling b.s. on that one. If it does prove to be true, there are going to be a lot of angry iPad 2 customers who are just hitting their stride with their new tablets. It’s still rare that I walk into my local Best Buy or Target and see iPad 2’s on the shelf. Releasing the iPad 3 only months after the iPad 2 went on sale seems utterly ridiculous to me. That said, I wouldn’t mind being wrong on this one. I’d love to see what Apple will cram into the next version of their industry-leading tablet. As for the iPhone 5? Just tell me when to get in line.

Read more at the Digitimes website.


A rabid Apple fanboy and lover of all things Sony, Marc spends his days banging away code on his MacBook and his nights glued to his Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. On the few occasions when he actually leaves the house, you can usually find him at Best Buy, Gamestop or his local Apple Store.

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  • I’m excited for the iphone 5, but if there is no 64gb and it’s not going to be 4G, then I’ll just save my upgrade till the 6 comes out. My iphone 4 should be just fine till then