The Apple rumor mill is back at it again this morning, this time touching on the upcoming iPad refresh that we've been hearing so much about as of late. According to a report from Digitimes, Apple is planning to bring on another manufacturer to help build the "iPad 3." The new firm will reportedly be either Pegatron, which is currently responsible for building the CDMA iPhone 4, or Quanta, which helps to create Apple's Mac devices. Digitimes' sources believe that Pegatron stands a better chance at landing the job. Those same tipsters also claim that the new iPad will be landing at the end of the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter, which translates into late September or early October.
Rumors of an iPad refresh hitting this year have grown quite loud lately, with the most recent report claiming that the device could be called the "iPad HD" and may feature a 2048x1536 resolution display. So far, Apple has only released new iPads in the spring, meaning that a new iPad this fall would mean a break from its yearly refresh cycle. That cycle doesn't really mean all that much this year, though, as Apple is expected to release a new iPhone this fall, despite the fact that all other new iOS handsets have come out in the summer.