In Apple's earnings chat on April 23, CEO Tim Cook pretty much quashed rumors of the 5th-gen iPad making its debut in the spring or summer. He said Apple was working on "some really great stuff" that would arrive in the fall or some time next year, Reuters reports. Earlier rumblings suggested an April or May launch for the next-gen iPad, predictions that now seem highly unlikely. Citing Taiwan-based supply chain sources, Digitimes recently reported that volume production of the new full-size iPad will begin in July or August. Yes, that's from Digitimes -- not always the most reliable source of Apple gossip -- but the report does sound credible, particularly in light of Cook's remarks.
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