Apple expected to release three versions of the iPad 2, which has the support of Wi-Fi, UMTS and CDMA, for mass production of the fastest 2011 to mid January. Apple will sell about 500,000 to 530.000 units in January with the distribution ratio of Wi-Fi, UMTS and CDMA model: 03:04:03, according to industry sources upstream component makers.
Sources indicate that approximately 60-65% of deliveries iPad is now a 3G model, which shows that consumers prefer a model that can connect to the Internet all the time, so that Apple aims to work even more closely with telecom operators to offer wireless solutions for the iPad 2 in order to meet market demand.
In addition to the wireless functionality, Apple is also working on strengthening anti-stain iPad 2 and the anti-reflective in order to compete with the Kindle and attract more consumers.
According to the upstream supply sources, Apple is estimated to have about 16 million iPad market in 2010, this source said that about 2-3 million units of inventory that still exist iPad will be distributed up to 2011. Then Apple will gradually stop producing iPad after January 2011 and launched the iPad 2 at the end of the first or early second quarter, inventories iPad remainder should be able to meet demand during the period of time.
As for the iPad 2, sources estimate that the delivery device in 2011 will reach 40 million units, which became 65-75% of the tablet PC market globally.