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Amazon are expected to reach 1-1.2 million tablet units

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Upstream component suppliers for non-iPad tablet PCs have been gearing up their preparation of needed parts and components for models to be launched by brand vendors in the third quarter. Shipments of iPads and non-iPad tablet PCs, excluding white-box models, are expected to top 21-22 million units in the third quarter, compared to 13.5-14.5 millions shipped in the second, according to industry source, digitimes reports .

The biggest vendor apart from Apple will be a new company to enter the tablet scene: Amazon. The online retailer giant supposedly has the most positive orders, with demand for touch panels likely to reach 2 million units for the August-September period, and shipments of tablet PCs to Amazon expected to reach 1 million to 1.2 million units (a conservative estimate). Still, this is nothing compared to Apple, which is expected to receive 14 million to 15 million iPads from Foxconn in the third quarter.

The Kindle is the best-selling product on Amazon, and the company likely wants to keep pushing forward with it, but sporting a further reduced price tag

Apple’s iPad next tablet is not iPad 3

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Apple may look to introduce an ‘iPad 2 Plus’ device as they put out request for quotes from various component suppliers for this marginally different device

Maybe this is why Apple doesn’t want to call the device “iPad 3.” The company may be looking to limit the backlash it will get for making the iPad 2 obsolete so quickly. Regardless of the name though, many people will likely quickly pick it up, just because it’s new. It makes great business sense to release a new iPad in time for the holiday season, techspot report.

This isn’t the first time that Apple has given an odd name to a successor. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. Instead of releasing the iPhone 2, Apple introduced the iPhone 3G on June 9, 2008. Next, the iPhone 3GS was announced on June 8, 2009 and arrived on June 19, 2009.