The initial phases of production for the iPhone 5, and the iPad 3, are already underway, according to some industry sources. Reports suggest that Taiwan-based companies have already begun preparing materials for the production of the two said devices, which are likely to be unveiled in September and released in October.
According to a Digitimes report, “Upstream component makers including Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), which is in charge of assembling the devices; Simplo Technologies and Dynapack International Technology, in charge of manufacturing batteries; TPK Holding and Wintek, in charge of touch panel modules; Catcher, in charge of chassis; and Largan Precision, in charge of webcams, are all expected to benefit from the orders.”
An iPad 3 and iPhone 5 release date sometime in October is more likely to happen if these rumors are true. Although people are expecting for an iPhone 5 release date in September or October, and an iPad release seems unlikely as the iPad 2 has only been sold for a few months, but we’ll never know what Apple is thinking – their ability to get people talking without actually saying a word is amazing.