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Pegatron has reportedly landed orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, rumored to launch in September, while Foxconn will allegedly manufacture a new 7-inch iPad arriving in August.

Citing sources in the Taiwan technology supply chain, DigiTimes reported on Wednesday that Pegatron Technology has landed orders for Apple's sixth-generation iPhone, which the site believes will be launched in September. Separately, the report also claimed that Foxconn will be responsible for Apple's anticipated 7-inch iPad when it arrives in August.

In addition, the report also claimed that Apple plans to launch a new 10-inch iPad in the fourth quarter of 2012, which will allegedly be built by Pegatron.

Apple's current 9.7-inch iPad just received an update in March with a Retina display and 4G LTE connectivity, which would make another update this year unlikely. DigiTimes has a hit-or-miss track record with respect to Apple rumors.

As for a 7-inch iPad, recent reports have pegged such a device at a specific size of 7.85 inches, with a screen resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels. By using the same screen resolution as the iPad 2, Apple could allow current applications written for the iPad to run on a new, smaller device without any modifications.

Pegatron, which is rumored to manufacture the new iPhone, is currently an original equipment manufacturer for Apple, and handles orders for both the iPhone 4S and the new iPad. The company is said to be expanding its capacity and staffing in order to handle even more orders from Apple in the future.

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Wednesday's report also alleged that Pegatron has "internally decided to downsize its SI motherboard department and to shift resources to Apple's orders." The company is said to be placing a priority with Apple as other companies are reducing orders, and gross margins with those orders have been low.

Foxconn, meanwhile, is Apple's largest overseas manufacturing partner. The company is set to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to begin construction of a new 10,000-square-meter operational headquarters in Shanghai, China, scheduled to be completed in 2015.
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I still am not convinced about this 7" iPad.

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Good grief why do rumor sites still post crap from DigiTimes?!?
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I still am not convinced about this 7" iPad.
And if they were going to do it wouldn't they have done it at the same time they released the new iPad? If there is any truth to this it's probably a bigger iPod Touch.
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Totally bogus. Period.
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I still am not convinced about this 7" iPad.

I'm convinced that Apple will have a 7.85" iPad by this fall.

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I'm convinced that Apple will have a 7.85" iPad by this fall.

And zzzzzzzz has already written a fake review about how bad it is.
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Any word on the new MacBook Pros, the MacBook Airs, the Mac Pro, or the iMac?

 

enough with the iToys...the Macintosh is *still* an important platform!!!

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Ugh, why?! Please let this die. Unless there's something new and amazing they can do with a 7.85 tablet, this rumor should just fade away.
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A new iPhone in September may be real, IMO the rest is BS!
 

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The article says that DigiTimes has a hit or miss record on rumors.  Can anyone name more than a single rumor (or even just one) that originated with Digitimes and turned out to be true?

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3 iPads in one year? Please.  When will Digitimes "news" be ignored for what it is? Oh yea, it won't... because, page hits.

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Apart from Digitimes name being on this doesn't it make send to have either a 7" Ipad or Ipod Touch in terms of the HUGE gaming market? I have an Ipad and Iphone but do not find it very enjoyable to play games on the Iphone due to its screen size. What if they made a compelling 7" size for gaming that competed more aggressively with the Nintendo DSs and Sony PS Vita?

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And if they were going to do it wouldn't they have done it at the same time they released the new iPad? If there is any truth to this it's probably a bigger iPod Touch.

7" iPad in August would make sense for the education/back to school market. Also, Apple can ride the popularity of the iPad brand much farther than the iPod brand. Would most people rather say they have an iPad or an iPod?

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Apart from Digitimes name being on this doesn't it make send to have either a 7" Ipad or Ipod Touch in terms of the HUGE gaming market? I have an Ipad and Iphone but do not find it very enjoyable to play games on the Iphone due to its screen size. What if they made a compelling 7" size for gaming that competed more aggressively with the Nintendo DSs and Sony PS Vita?


 

A couple of days ago I saw a post detailing how Apple is currently grabbing 83% of mobile gaming revenue in the US with iPhone/iTouch and iPad. Do they really need to be more aggressive then that currently?

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And in other news Apple announced it will never release another Mac again.   If you want anything bigger than an iPad screen, you will have to wait for the 27" iPad Maxi that rumors have pegged for release in 2013.

 

No analysts or rumor sites have reported on this because they have been too busy frothing about Android vs iOS marketshare surveys and rumors of tiny tablets to compete against the low-budget Kindle that Amazon practically gave away during the Christmas shopping season.  

 

In other Apple news, so more old Steve Jobs photos and tapes were found at a garage sale in Cupertino, where Tim Cook was seen shopping.

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The article says that DigiTimes has a hit or miss record on rumors.  Can anyone name more than a single rumor (or even just one) that originated with Digitimes and turned out to be true?

I think they predicted once that the sun would rise the next day. Other than that, I can't think of anything, though.
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Ugh, why?! Please let this die. Unless there's something new and amazing they can do with a 7.85 tablet, this rumor should just fade away.

Why does it have to be something new and amazing? Lots of people love their iPod Touch, but think it's too small. Others think that the iPad is too big. If you look at the business Apple is losing in the tablet market, the vast majority is in the 7-8" size. A strong case could be make for introducing a lower priced product in that size range. Since it would be introduced as a lower price product, I'd probably use the same resolution as the original iPad rather than creating a new resolution or shrinking the new iPad's resolution down to a 7" device.

However, I think some people are unrealistic on the savings. a 7" iPad would be roughly half the area of a 10" iPad. But the cost would not be reduced by 50%. So expecting a 7" iPad to be $199-249 is probably unrealistic (especially considering that the iPod Touch starts at $199 and goes up from there). I could see a 7" iPad with the original iPad screen resolution at $299, though.
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Foxconn, meanwhile, is Apple's largest overseas manufacturing partner. The company is set to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to begin construction of a new 10,000-square-foot operational headquarters in Shanghai, China, scheduled to be completed in 2015.

10K must be a typo. No headquarters worthy of mention would be that small. Bill Gates' house is five times that size.

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They may need to have the iPhone ready by September, but I don't see it launching until October. 

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I'm holding out for the 17" iPad rumor.
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While I can see how it would behoove to add another iPad size to further dominate the tablet market this doesn't seem likely as stated.

PS: If DigiTimes is wrong can we finally (please) not give so much attention to their wild rumours?

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<rolleyes>yeah because you're all knowing and there's no way that would be possible</rolleyes>

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Totally bogus. Period.

 

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Pegatron has reportedly landed orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, rumored to launch in September, while Foxconn will allegedly manufacture a new 7-inch iPad arriving in August....

 

This whole report sounds more like Pegatron bragging about getting Apple orders than anything else.  

How they got Apple's order, how they are adjusting to get more Apple orders, etc. It all smacks of wishful thinking and braggadocio to me.  

 

It also seems too early IMO to be handing out definitive contracts for construction and I'll believe the mini iPad when I see it.  

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I'm convinced that Apple will have a 7.85" iPad by this fall.

 

Me too - confined to their internal testing labs. Not available to purchase.

 

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7" iPad in August would make sense for the education/back to school market. Also, Apple can ride the popularity of the iPad brand much farther than the iPod brand. Would most people rather say they have an iPad or an iPod?

 

No, they would have to make it available long before August. School boards start purchasing next year's equipment long before August.

 

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Why does it have to be something new and amazing?

 

Because if you consider tasks other than full screen consumption (video, gaming), then it's an awkward size. To big to put pocket-size designed iPhone apps, and too small for larger screen productivity iPad apps. It's going to have to have a reason to convince developers to design for yet another screen size. I have no idea what that reason would be.

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Ugh, why?! Please let this die. Unless there's something new and amazing they can do with a 7.85 tablet, this rumor should just fade away.

The "new and amazing" feature being you could put it in a jacket pocket or small purse.

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And zzzzzzzz has already written a fake review about how bad it is.

I keep hearing about zzz's "fake" reviews, but I can't even see where there are any user written reviews on this site.  

 

Granted the UI at AppleInsider is pretty terrible and the reviews page makes the classic error of not even including the authors name's, but they all appear to be copies of regular AppleInsider (mostly DED's) articles tagged as reviews.

 

While I'm asking dumb questions ... does anyone ever "subscribe" to a thread?  If so, why?  

I have never understood what that's all about either. 

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DigiTimes have they ever been reliable? No!

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DigiTimes.

 

There's not a font big enough for this tripe. Please, AppleInsider, don't post their stuff ever again.

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I'm holding out for the 17" iPad rumor.

 

 

IMO, a 15 inch 16:9 tablet with a keyboard/touchpad dock  would be great.

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And zzzzzzzz has already written a fake review about how bad it is.

I keep hearing about zzz's "fake" reviews, but I can't even see where there are any user written reviews on this site.  

 

 

 

They were deleted.  And they were not fake.

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If Samsung can make a 5.3" phone/whatever then Apple can do them one better with a 7" phone... whatever...
 

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I think the iPad 7 Inch maybe true, as some have mention here, iPod touch maybe too small for someone and iPad a little too big.

 

Anyway, before 2010, not many people will think for for-see a Macbook air of 11' inch to be on the market, many thought 13' inch is just the best smallest size a notebook should have and anything smaller than that will not be a successful and it's too small for a laptop.

 

But as we know tody, the 11; inch air sells quite well, so it will not be surprise that a product whith the size in-between the iPod touch and the iPad will be introduce
 

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Any word on the new MacBook Pros, the MacBook Airs, the Mac Pro, or the iMac?

 

enough with the iToys...the Macintosh is *still* an important platform!!!

Hear, hear.

 

I love my iToys, but I have a six-year-old MBP that is beginning to make me nervous.

 

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Nothing new about either of these rumors.  iPhone in September, likely.  iPad <mini, nano, whatever>, less than 25%.

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The "new and amazing" feature being you could put it in a jacket pocket or small purse.

If they release one of these things I will surely buy one to test it out and that's really the only way of knowing if the form factor works, but I must say that the more I use the iPad, the more I realise how actually quite small the current iPad is.  

 

Every once in a while I see a picture of some celebrity using or carrying and iPad and there is always that split second where I think it's actually some wild new device because when you look at it objectively, it really looks quite small.  It is small.  I mean it's only 7"x9" which is smaller than the average book, smaller than the standard paper size, smaller than the typical journal or diary, etc.  It's really only when you hold an iPad in your hands and try to work with it that you appreciate the unwieldy-ness of it and how awkward it can be at times, but I think that this is really down to the weight of the iPad, not the size. 

 

Try this thought experiment. Hold the iPad in your hands and imagine that it's exactly the same size in length and breadth, (perhaps a bit thinner) but most importantly, that it's about one tenth of it's current weight. If you can get your mind around that, you'll see that it's really just like holding a small piece of corrugated cardboard in your hands.  In fact you could hold such an iPad in two fingers easily without your hands getting tired at all.

 

Sure, physical size is important, but if you could carry the iPad all day in your hands, and if it weighed less than the keys and wallet in your pocket, or was only a fraction of the weight of a purse that you carry around over your shoulder all day, perceptions of it being "too big" would fade away I think.  After all, it's even smaller than an 11" MacBook Air, which is the smallest useable laptop available at the moment.  

 

The iPad is best viewed as, and compared to, a book.  Right now it's about the size of a comic book, but has the weight of a giant text or course book.  Apple does their best to make it thin, but weight-wise, it's sort of like carrying around a volume of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (for those that even remember that thing).  People carry around books and journals all the time but they tend to avoid carrying large, heavy ones.  As crazy as it might sound, if the iPad was not only the size of a comic book but the weight of a comic book as well, I don't think anyone would be complaining about the physical size at all.  

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They were deleted.  And they were not fake.

I'm not sure what a "fake" review even is. :)  

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I keep hearing about zzz's "fake" reviews, but I can't even see where there are any user written reviews on this site.  

Granted the UI at AppleInsider is pretty terrible and the reviews page makes the classic error of not even including the authors name's, but they all appear to be copies of regular AppleInsider (mostly DED's) articles tagged as reviews.

While I'm asking dumb questions ... does anyone ever "subscribe" to a thread?  If so, why?  
I have never understood what that's all about either. 

Look at the bottom of the page. There's a section for recent reviews (it's empty now since zzzz's reviews which have been deleted were the only ones there).

1. A week or so ago, zzzz had a review up for both an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4 or 4S.
2. You can tell from zzzz's endless Apple bashing that he's not likely to be a big purchaser of Apple products.
3. zzzz's reviews of both products were fairly negative - unlike almost every other review out there.
4. After I pointed out how unlikely it was that zzzz had not only one but two iPhones in use at the same time, the reviews were deleted. I don't know if they were deleted by the site or by zzzz.
5. Until today, zzzz never denied my statements that the reviews were fake.

You can draw your own conclusions, but the most likely scenario is that the reviews were fake.
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I'm not sure what a "fake" review even is. 1smile.gif  

What's so difficult to understand? A fake review is one where someone who doesn't own a product pretends that they do and writes a review as if they had actually used the product.
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I'm holding out for the 17" iPad rumor.

 

Well clearly that is why they are getting rid of the 17" MBP, to make room for their new iPad XL model :)

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I don't even know how to get to the reviews section of the site now that there aren't any there. lol.gif


There's no nice button to click to go to a "Reviews" page, if there is one at all… and clicking recents just pulls up that stupid "activity" list… 

 

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Well clearly that is why they are getting rid of the 17" MBP, to make room for their new iPad XL model :)

 

Now that's one iPad size change I'd be okay with. I'd love a larger one.

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