iPhone 5 and iPad 3 production starting next month, on sale September?

iPhone 5 and iPad 3 production starting next month, on sale September?It’s Digitimes again, baby, and this time they’re talking about the iPhone 5 and iPad 3. According to “industry sources”, both devices are expected to go into production in August, and hit shelves the following month.

Despite the lack of any official info, September is the month most rumours are pointing to for the iPhone 5’s arrival. A possible iPad 3 has been rumoured for months too, despite the fact that the iPad 2 went on sale just three months ago.

The sources suggest that 7-8 million iPhone 5s will ship in Q3. Combined with the iPhone 4, that’d make 24-25 million units total. That’s a lot of iPhones.

That figure is expected to remain just as high in Q4, which would mean over 85 million iPhones shipping in 2011. Holy. Furg.

Over in tablet land, between the three models, iPad shipments could total over 40 million units. Sweet Jebus.

The iPad 3 is expected to be even thinner and lighter than the already-slender iPad 2, with an increased resolution of 250dpi.

An iPad 3 just six months after the iPad 2? We doubt that’d go down too well with iPad 2 owners, but colossal sales at Christmas would be inevitable regardless.

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lumoruk  Jul. 2, 2011 at 18:47

Will it have near field technology? er no that'll be iphone 6.

triptix  Jul. 2, 2011 at 21:50

I know I shouldn't but I really want one

t_e_b  Jul. 3, 2011 at 00:04

ipad three.. or shall I wait for ipad 4?

SAVE4IT  Jul. 3, 2011 at 01:51

Finally! Been waiting on this for a while, holding off for the ipad 3

zengell  Jul. 3, 2011 at 08:03

This will be an awesome device...can't wait.

aliano  Jul. 3, 2011 at 11:32

c'mon apple, show us!

Guan  Jul. 3, 2011 at 11:45

With the current rate of sale and demand for the iPad 2 and the original iPad still selling, there's no chance they'd release an iPad3 this soon. Unless they're hell bent on making sure the Samsung Tab2 doesn't even get a look-in, in which case they'll release a iPad2 S, with the resolution it should've been released with in the first place and microscopically thinner than the Tab2.

coerce86  Jul. 3, 2011 at 13:31

as the person above said, you'd expect them to wait til there isn't a waiting time for ipad 2s before they release a subsequent one

Iphone 5 in production around august would make some sense though (as it'll be just over a year between releases)

tryptase  Jul. 3, 2011 at 16:23

I like the way Apple continue selling the iPhone 3GS at virtually the same price it was when it first came out.

appIe  Jul. 3, 2011 at 17:20

I wantoneofthose.

audirob  Jul. 3, 2011 at 17:27

Only just got my 2.. If the 3 comes out so soon I wont be happy!!

blizzard7  Jul. 3, 2011 at 18:36

May 3, 2005 - iMac G5 (Rev. B)
October 12, 2005 - iMac G5 (Rev. C)
January 10, 2006 - iMac (Intel)

Apple is no stranger to rapidly releasing successors to models which haven't even been on market for 6 months.

jezcooke  Jul. 3, 2011 at 20:46

Isn't that about what they said about the iPad 2 around 6 months after the original came out, deja vu anyone!?

LiGhTfasT  Jul. 4, 2011 at 08:15

About time they give us flash

tryptase  Jul. 4, 2011 at 09:03

Flash is going to have a tough time with HTML 5 but I don't think it will completely replace it. Maybe Apple will finally have to embrace flash.

jazferbetay  Jul. 4, 2011 at 11:19

I think apple will have slot of unhappy customers who bought the iPad 2. And they release a 3, ok one way to pull in sales but also one way for making customers angry, The apple stock should be refreshed yearly. End off

Reser  Jul. 4, 2011 at 16:55

Whens the conference they will most likley announce the iPhone 5 then?

bob808  Jul. 4, 2011 at 22:42

I can't see an ipad 3 this soon - that would not go down well with the public...

tryptase  Jul. 5, 2011 at 08:36

iPad 3 does seem a bit soon for the iPad 2 owners

supacook2k  Jul. 5, 2011 at 11:59

makes no difference to me when the ipad 3 gets released. iphone 5 is what i want. sooner the better

tryptase  Jul. 5, 2011 at 14:52

I suspect that iPhone 5 will come first with iPad 3 announced a month later.

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