A pair of analyst reported a few days ago that Apple’s second-generation iPad and fifth-generation iPhone will see their launches delayed beyond their previously-planned windows, due in part to design changes and other “issues” with production.
But now The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple claims these rumors to be untrue. While Dalrymple is careful to note that he doesn’t know when the next-generation versions of Apple’s popular iOS devices will ship, he says that any claims that Apple is experiencing internal “delays” are false and that everything is on time according to Apple’s schedule.
From what I’ve heard this morning both products are on schedule and will ship when they are supposed to. Only
Apple knows exactly when that will be, but the products are not delayed.
Reuters is also reporting that claims of iPad delays are “not true”.
Many observers have been looking forward to an iPad release in the same March-April timeframe seen last year, with the next-generation iPhone set to follow in its usual June-July launch window, and it appears that Apple may yet meet those external targets.