With Apple’s longtime manufacturing partner Foxconn suggesting it is no longer working with the Cupertino based company to produce its tablet lines, rumours have started to emerge suggesting both the 9.7-inch iPad 5 and 7.9-inch iPad mini 2 could be hit by delays.
While Apple has yet to officially acknowledge the impending arrival of either the iPad 5 or iPad mini 2, it has been widely suggested the next-generation tablets will hit retailers in September alongside the WWDC 2013 unveiled iOS 7 operating system update.
Due to the lack of formality surrounding the mooted tablets’ arrivals, we would suggest that the latest claims of potential delays are taken with a considerable pinch of salt.
The latest reports have suggested that Apple has ceased its partnership with Foxconn due to a lack of reliability on the manufacturing partner’s front. It has been claimed issues with the production of the iPhone 5 has forced Apple’s hand to act, resulting in potential delays to upcoming products.
iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 Rumours
With both the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 expected to launch later this year, it is believed the tablets, alongside the iPhone 5S, will be the first devices to come pre-installed with iOS 7.
While the iPad 5 is expected to a new, slimmer form factor similar to that of its 7-inch sibling, the iPad mini 2’s main improvement has been tipped to be the arrival of a new Retina display.
Further iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 rumours have suggested that the usual array of improved camera optics, fast processors and the potential of larger storage options could be set to make an appearance.
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