Digitimes today is reporting that Apple has “cancelled their iPad 3 supply schedule” for the second half of 2011. If we go back to July 1st, it was Digitimes who claimed Taiwan-based companies started to prepare materials for a September debut of the iPad 3 and then public availability in October. Just one month later and Digitimes sources say Apple is “unable to control a certain level of supply volume.”
As Tim astutely pointed out back in July, any Digitimes report should be taken with a few large grains of salt. It should also be pointed out that it’s likely Apple never intended to release an iPad 3 this year, so they aren’t canceling anything.
Update: According to TIPB’s sources, Apple had intentions of introducing the iPad 3 this fall, only to push them to the Spring schedule due to component costs and yield rates of the 2048×1536 retina display. This ties in with tonight’s Digitimes report.
So, it looks like no iPad 3 this year folks.