Talk about a rumor that makes a lot of sense.
Focus Taiwan reports today that a local Chinese newspaper, The Economic Daily News, has reported Apple plans to launch the hotly anticipated iPad 3 on Feb. 24, the birthdate of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The newspaper cited sources close to the iPad 3 supply chain:
After the iPhone 4S successfully took the tech market by storm, the iPad3 is widely expected to be Apple’s first hit product to be released next year.
Industry sources said the first shipment of the iPad3 could exceed 4 million units.
Because it is a new gadget, it is taking time for makers in the supply chain to raise their yield rates. The sources said all OEM and ODM makers have exercised great caution in ensuring the smooth operations of their production lines.