The second generation iPad model is expected to launch in April of this year. More specifically, the device is rumored to launch in the American market on either April 2 or April 9. Keeping in line with this launch date, we hear Apple partners would begin production of this next gen iPad variant next month. While this latest piece of information does support the April launch rumors, it still contradicts other rumors that hinted at a January production.
The Chinese Commercial Times – the newspaper that has published this latest report also notes that Foxconn will be Apple’s largest partner in this production with Pegatron serving as an able second partner. While the report does not specifically state this, there have been speculations earlier that Foxconn and Pegatron will be involved in the manufacture of iPads that will work on GSM and CDMA chips respectively. That’s completely a rumor though and needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.