Apple recently launched their new iPad Mini, along with the iPad 4, and demand for the iPad Mini has been high, and now according to a recent report by Digitimes, the iPad Mini will be in short supply until next year.
According to the report, the short supply of the iPad Mini is down to the supply of the displays fr the iPad Mini, which are supplied by LG and AU Optronics.
The sources said AU Optronics (AUO) and LG Display (LGD) provide panels for the iPad mini and that AUO is having mass production issues. This has caused the overall shipment proportion of AUO panels used in the iPad mini to drop to about 22%, down from AUO’s original 40% target, added the sources.
Apple is said to have set a ten million shipment target for the iPad mini for the fourth quarter of 2012, but might only reach six million during the period largely as a result of production delays at AUO, said the sources.
Apple’s UK website is currently showing the iPad Mini as shipping in two weeks, and this is expected to continue into the new year, demand for the device is expected to be high over the holiday shopping period.
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