In past, DigiTimes has circulated various iPad 3 rumors. Apple is yet to officially name the next iPad which is expected to be released sometime this year. However, by naming it iPad 3, Apple fanboys have declared how eager they are to see iPad 3. Rumormongers are capitalizing on this eagerness and craze.
DigiTimes is at it again.
DigiTimes claims that Apple has commissioned contract manufacturer Pegatron to produce a small volume of high-resolution iPad 3 units ahead of a March launch and an initial volume of about 7 to 10 million iPad 4 units for an October launch. Its “Sources from the upstream supply chain” said that that Apple was changing its outsourcing strategy as well:
The sources pointed out that Apple will also start changing its outsourcing strategy and will have Pegatron primarily focus on production of the iPad series products with production of the iPhone series products as an auxiliary in 2013, while the strategy for Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is vice versa.
The story says that Apple representatives visited Pegatron plants in China several times.
Source: 9 TO 5 Mac