Thank goodness for those gossipers in Taiwan—without them, following industry news would be so much more boring. According to DigiTimes, "sources from Taiwan-based component makers" have revealed that Foxconn is gearing up to ship second-generation Apple iPads, and that the launch could take place "as soon as the end of February."
The site adds that Apple was originally aiming to kick off mass production in January, but holdups with the iPad 2's firmware development caused the delay. In any case, Foxconn will reportedly have between 400,000 and 600,000 units ready for the launch. I can smell the long lines in front of Apple Stores already. (Now if only people could camp out without skipping their morning showers...)
If you were hoping for more information, you'll have to wait until the next round of rumors. The details we found out last month paint a reasonably complete picture of the device, though—you know, provided there's any truth to them. The iPad 2 is rumored to have a better screen, video calling capabilities, and a built-in gyroscope, among other features.
|G.Skill KM560 MX keyboard drops the numpad||10|
|Rumor: Acer Triton 700 may use an unreleased Pascal GPU||23|
|Silverstone Vital VT02 could hold a Core i7 in under two liters||10|
|Galax and KFA2 induct the GTX 1080 Ti into the Hall of Fame||22|
|Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses||18|
|Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more||10|
|Asetek gets $600,000 from Cooler Master in AIO cooler patent spat||20|
|Acer Predator Triton and Helios laptops are ready for serious play||16|
|Intel enjoys healthy revenue and profits for Q1 2017||30|