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iPhone 5 and iPad 3 suppliers begin prepping materials

Apple - September to be a busy month
Apple - September to be a busy month

Manufacturers of iPhone 5 and iPad 3 parts in Taiwan have reportedly begun preparing materials for the mobile devices, with all signs pointing to an autumn release for both products.

Digitimes is reporting that Apple's likely upstream suppliers, including Foxconn which looks after overall assembly of the devices and myriad other suppliers that are in charge of battery, chassis and camera parts, have all started the preparation needed to make sure they can handle a big order from Apple.

New iPhone and iPad

The report goes on to mention that there is set to be 6 to 7 million iPhone 5 units to be shipped in the third quarter of this year and while there are no estimates on how many iPad 3s will be sold, the tablet is a recent addition to the production schedule.

With Foxconn and the like increasing their estimated supply volume, the signs are there that Apple is to launch a new wave of products on to the market.

September is usually the month that a new iPod is released, but could it be that Apple are about to go product crazy this autumn to make sure the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are in the shops before the Christmas?

While it is difficult to sift through the numerous rumours that have been appearing regarding both the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, it is pretty much certain that Apple is using the same suppliers for its new range. So if they are preparing themselves for an Apple gadget influx, then perhaps we should too.

Via Digitimes

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.