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Apple rumoured to no longer use Foxconn – iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 delayed until September

News   •   Jul 03, 2013 10:33 BST

Past reports said that the iPad and iPad Mini’s successors would be arriving this July. However, a more recent report is saying that we may see the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in September. The reason behind the delay is Apple rumoured to no longer use the services of its long-time partner Foxconn, Chinese factories responsible for putting iDevices together.

The news comes to us via International Business Times. According to the news site, “The drifting apart of the two companies was first hinted by Foxconn’s steep drop in overall manufacturing revenue last month, which led some to conclude that Apple’s iPad and iPhone sales plummeted. However, this was proved wrong by Apple’s quarterly reports. Thus, it seemed that Apple just pulled out the bulk of its business from Foxconn.

“According to reports, the divorce between the two tech companies is due to the unreliability of Foxconn and Apple’s decision to cut ties from partners who are also involved in Android, which is Apple’s intense rival.

“Apple has also managed to keep the identity of its new supplier under wraps for now. That may change once iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 production is fully underway.

“Reports said that iOS 7 may arrive on September 18 following the 100-day launch date just like the iOS 6. If rumours proved to be true, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 could arrive this month until September 18.”

Of course, this is not official, so treat it like just any other rumour for now.

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