After the launch of iPhone 4s there are reports coming in that iPad 3 is headed into production according Susquehanna Financial analyst Jeff Fidacaro, and it will be launched on early 2012. Apple iPad3 may feature new, thinner and sleeker design, down nearly 20 percent in size compared to the iPad 2 and support full touchscreen HD display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536.

[box_dark]“Since our last month supply chain checks we are now seeing 600,000 to one million iPad 3 builds showing up on the plan for the fourth quarter of calendar 2011,” Fidacaro told AllThingsD. “Our previous estimate did not include any iPad 3s.”[/box_dark]

According to Fidacaro Apple is ramping up its fourth-quarter iPad builds to between 12 and 14 million, from between 11 million and 13 million, this may be because of the early iPad 3 production run.

Source: csmonitor