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The iPad 3, Gearing up For an Early 2012 Launch

Written on August 22, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Apple's component suppliers revealed that the company is prepping up the iPad 3 for a trial production by October.

reported that has ordered key components – like display panels and chips – for the 3, in hope to launch the device early next year. The next generation is anticipated to sport a 2048 x 1536 high-resolution display.

Based on suppliers, Apple has placed orders for a 9.7-inch screen, and other smaller components have been shipped. Furthermore, one component supplier unveiled that the Cupertino-based company ordered parts for about 1.5 million units in Q4.

Apple gained more than double its profit during the third quarter of last year after shipping 9.3 million iPad in Q3 2011 alone. From $3.25 billion, the company gained $7.31 billion this season.

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