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Apple rumoured to close ties with Foxconn resulting in iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 delay

According to previous rumours, the iPad and iPad Mini’s follow-ups would be landing in July. Now, a new rumour suggests the launch date of the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 could take place in September. The reason? Apple is said to have closed ties with Foxconn. Foxconn is a Chinese firm with factories that have assembled Apple products.Apple-Foxconn-logo

The rumour comes to us courtesy of the International Business Times. The news site reports, “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.”

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