Apple will begin producing the next iPad model in January 2012, according to a DigiTimes report.
The iPhone 5, expected to be announced next month, will feature the same A5 system-on-a-chip that powers the iPad 2, claims source.
According to a senior executive at Swiss carrier Swisscom, Apple has set a US launch date of September 5 for the iPhone 5, with the device launching globally the following month.
Sources revealed that notebook maker Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed a deal for 15 million iPhone 5s and that units will start shipping in September.
Rumours suggest Electronic Arts is in the process of acquiring the studio famous for Bejewelled and Plants vs Zombies.
Production won't begin until September, claims an Apple component supplier.
Apple inching its way towards the competition.