The ever sketchy DigiTimes doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to predicting Apple product launches, but today the publication is reporting Apple OEM Pegatron has begun receiving orders for a new iPhone and a next-gen 10-inch iPad. It also reported Apple plans to release a 7-inch iPad in August:
Pegatron Technology reportedly has landed orders for a new-generation iPhone to be launched in September and a 10-inch iPad to be launched in the fourth quarter, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Pegatron is currently an OEM for the iPhone 4S and new iPad… A 7-inch iPad, which reportedly will be released in August, will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).
With the release of Apple’s new iPad last March, we find it hard to imagine Apple plans to break its yearly release window with a new 10-inch iPad, in addition to a 7-inch variant in August. We’ve heard many rumors lately regarding a 7 or 7.85-inch tablet, indicating Apple could possibly be experimenting with smaller screen sizes. In April, a translated report from a Chinese publication claimed Apple was prepping 7.85-inch iPad minis to launch in Q3 for $250-$300, but we haven’t heard anything concrete regarding Apple’s plans to release a 7-inch tablet. As for iPhone, at this point we’re still expecting an October launch.