According to Digitimes, Pegatron Technology will be producing the next-generation iPhone in preparation for a September launch, while a 10-inch iPad from the same supplier could hit store shelves in the fourth quarter.
What’s next for Apple’s iPhone line?
Just about everyone expects Apple to launch a new iPhone later this year, but according to a new report, the company might also unveil a new iPad.
Taiwanese Apple supply partner Pegatron has scored the production of Apple’s next iPhone, as well as a new iPad, Digitimes is reporting, citing sources. The blog, which has become well known for its rumors, claims Pegatron will need to have the next iPhone available for a September launch. The new iPad will be ready for a fourth-quarter launch, according to the site’s sources.
Digitimes added another wrinkle to its report, saying that the new iPad will come with a 10-inch display. It’s not clear if the blog was simply rounding up, and the device will feature the same 9.7-inch screen found in Apple’s current iPad, or if the Cupertino, Calif.-based company will be offering up a slate with a legitimately 10-inch screen.
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Apple ecosystem right now is when the next iPhone will actually launch. Some rumors have pegged the release date at October, while others suggest it’ll launch over the summer. A few rumors have cropped up claiming a September launch.
Rumors of another iPad launching later this year have also popped up at times, though the focus of those reports has revolved around a 7-inch Apple slate. Digitimes cited the 7-inch iPad, as well, in today’s report, saying that that option could hit store shelves in August.
Apple has stuck to its customary silence on the matter, deciding instead to let the rumor mill build up the hype for it. Still, CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the Digitimes report. We will update this story when we have more information.