Shortages in current generation iPads indicate that the Apple is starting the transition to the next generation. Similar trends have been seen with last years iPad, along with many other Apple products including Macbooks, and iMacs. 9to5Mac’s source familiar with the subject, stated that the iPad 2 WiFi + 3G is being constrained from UK retailers: CarphoneWarehouse and Orange .
While none of the iPad 2 WiFi-only models are not constrained, a shortage of the 3G models is quite notable. The next-generation iPad is rumored to include some high end features such as aRetina Display, improved cameras, and a much speedier processor. With only the 3G models being constrained, the unconstrained status of the WiFi-only iPad 2s can be an indicator of Apple keeping the WiFi iPad 2 and tacking the iPad 3 on top as a more premium model. The key here is that none of the WiFi-only models are seeing shortages, as only the 16GB unit has been rumored to stay when the iPad 3 launches.
Hopefully this means that we will see the iPad 3 in the near future. What do you think?