Apple orders 10in iPad, moles claim implausibly
Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron, which already makes iPhones and iPads, has landed orders for the iPhone 5 and a ten-inch iPad, it has been claimed.
The handset is said to be cued to ship in September, the tablet in Q4, "Taiwan-based supply chain makers" tell Digitimes.
Getting Pegatron to produce iPhone 5s seems likely. As we say, it's already punching out the current model.
But a ten-inch iPad? That's no doubt a reference to the current model, which has a 9.7in screen, but with the final digit rounded up. Apple may be preparing yet another incarnation - actually, there's no doubt about it - but we can't see it shipping in Q4 2012.
Cast your mind back a year ago, and you'll recall all the many rumours forecasting the debut of the iPad 3 in Q4 2011. It didn't happen, and we can't see it happening this year, the arrival of a 7.85in 'iPad Mini' or no. ®
Re: our favourite fruit themed supplier
So, order of favour, that'd be:
Apple, who make Macs;
Raspberry, who make Pi;
Blackberry, who make lemons
Repeat after me
Nobody cares about a slightly different sized iPad/iPhone/iWTF that might or might not be launched at some time in the future.
Is the entire IT journalism 'profession' being taken over by the people who used to write stories about 'has Paul McCartney got a girlfriend' from 1960s editions of Jackie magazine?
Come clean El Reg
One minute Apple ws a Foxconn rebrander and here we have another company who Apple is rebranding for.
So which one is it?
Or is it that Apple actually designs something an gets others to make it?
Re: Apple rumours...
Yes, especially from Digitimes.
They tend to make a lot of stuff up.