A new report by DigiTimes is claiming that the companies that manufacture and supply components to be used in the production of Apple’s next-generation iPhone and iPad devices are preparing for an October launch of both of these devices. The report cites sources throughout Apple’s supply chain and claims that Apple will be launching a single new iPhone model, which is expected as there was no new iPhone hardware previewed at the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, alongside the iPad 3.
While the iPhone rumors are hardly new, the iPad 3 news is somewhat surprising and contradicts what many had previously reported about the next iPad, including a report made this week by a FBR Capital Markets analyst stating that prototype iPad 3 models wouldn’t even appear until 2012. Apple launched the iPad 2 just a few months ago, packing quite a few improvements but lacking an upgraded display which dismayed journalists and users alike. The DigiTimes report claims that the new iPad 3 will remedy the display issue, with a source quoted that “Apple is considering designing an even thinner and lighter tablet PC with its panel resolution increasing to 250dpi.”