DigiTimes heard Apple's second-generation iPad tablet may arrive in Q1 2011. The site heard the touch panel supply chain is already preparing for the launch of the device:
Component suppliers including touch panel and reinforced glass suppliers for Apple's iPad are completing validation with Apple for the second-generation 9.7-inch iPad, according to Taiwan-based component suppliers.
Apple is expected to launch the second-generation iPad in the first-quarter of 2011, the suppliers noted.
Component suppliers of iPad are expected to start shipments for the second-generation iPad at the beginning of 2011, the suppliers added.