Expect shortages of Apple iPad mini with Retina display
Apple could have had more sources for the tablet's panel. AU Optronics and Innolux have both tried to get some business from Apple for the new 7.9 inch tablet, but both were turned down..
Meanwhile, LG Display is also responsible for 60% of the panels used on the 9.7 inch Apple iPad Air. The remaining 40% is produced by Samsung Display.
1. twens (Posts: 854; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
We all know Ipads don't sell like iPhones. How can there be shortages for a device that won't sell more than 20mil? Apple trying to full the consumer again with fake demand and supply tricks.
7. Finalflash (Posts: 2337; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yes, that much is obvious. They make far more money on the iPad Air, so they want to, once again, force customers to the higher margin model (this time with a two pronged attack of mini shortage and iPad 2). But don't worry, as long as you are not an Apple fan, you are automatically removed from the queue to get screwed by Apple.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Fortunately, there are alternative 7 (and even 8) inch alternatives to the mini. No big thang.
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2150; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The "benefits" from breaking away from Samsung.
5. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Why is it the second most rich company on the planet is continually having supply shortages, especially when you consider their CEO was considered by many to be a supply chain guru?
6. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
Duh did this need to be covered?
Thats like saying expect a shortage on the new iphone lol