Citing an unnamed source in Apple's supply chain, Digitimes reported the company has already ordered parts for 2 new iPad prototypes, and will have enough components ready to build 2 million units by year's end.
This seems to match another recent rumor that Apple would be releasing a smaller tablet to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire.
The source indicated the new iPhone would ship some time in the second half of next year. That is to be expected considering the current model has been available for less than a month and has yet to launch in most countries.
It makes sense that Apple would redesign both products right now, given the increasing competition in the tablet industry and the fact the iPhone 4S is essentially just an upgraded iPhone 4.
There are also rumors that Steve Jobs put significant effort into an iPhone redesign as one of his last projects before his death in October.
Written by: Rich Fiscus @ 3 Nov 2011 2:52