Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner predicts Apple may launch a 10.1" tablet PC in March or April of 2010. Reiner claims manufacturing will start in February and that Apple is gearing up to support production of as many as 1 million units per month.
Reiner said Apple would likely need at least five or six weeks of inventory built up before it can release the product, positioning a likely launch in March or April. Such a launch would assume there are no production issues, like the one believed to have led to the last-minute removal of a camera from the latest iPod touch.
He also said that the device will have a 10.1-inch multi-touch display using LTPS LCD technology, the same as on the iPhone. He specifically disputed an earlier report that a high-end model would sport an OLED display.