The rumors just do not stop. Not only did the rumors come up again, they even mention that Apple is planning on bringing 6 million units to market in the third quarter of 2012.
“The NetEase report is based on “Taiwan media reports” and is said to be based on orders that Apple is placing to factories in the region, notably Honhai Precision (Foxconn) and Pegatron.
The report comes after The Korea Times wrote last month that Samsung was supplying Apple with “new PLS-based LCD technology for smaller iPads.” An unnamed Samsung official also told the publication that Apple was “planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.86-inch screen,” later this year. The current iPad has a 9.7-inch screen.” (Via Mashable)
Of course this is not the first time that we have heard such rumors and until now they have never been true. We will of course keep you posted.