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Sharp cutting iPad screen production to a minimum as iPad mini sales take over

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Sharp cutting iPad screen production to a minimum as iPad mini sales take over
Sharp has cut the screen production for the full size iPad screen in its Kameyama plant to the minimal levels needed to keep the conveyor belts running, Reuters sources have indicated.

This has been allegedly based on Apple forecasting weaker demand, as more and more people are shifting to buy the cheaper iPad mini with the smaller, less resolute screen.

Officials from Sharp and Apple didn't reply to the report with comments, and Macquarie Research analsyts have estimated iPad shipments to fall nearly 40 percent to about 8 million, but the overall Apple tablet number to break a record thanks to the added boost from the iPad mini.

source: Reuters

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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:22 11

1. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


iPad Mini u CANNIBAL.. :P

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:33 6

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1224; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


tomorrow - apple says ipad screen production reduction story as fake and that the ipad mini is not cannibalizing ipad sales

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:23

3. reyenrique (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


read the news lol

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:08 3

4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 998; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


This is why I doubt that Apple will release a retina iPad mini with A6 processor at $329 this spring. Who is going to pony up $500 for the 9.7" when the mini is more popular? A retina mini could even hurt their iPhone business.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:04

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Ludicrous!!! People don't want small, cheap tablets! I know this for a fact, some guy said so one time.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 15:15

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Gone are his theories with him .. all of which have proved to be irrelevant :)

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:27 1

6. xtremesv (Posts: 180; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Sorry Apple but you have just sinned, you should have upheld Steve Jobs' commandment: "you shall not make a smaller iPad".

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:16

8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Add A6X, seriously revamped IOS 7, 1600x 1100 screen on the iPad mini and you got one great device. So what if it kills the large iPad, if Apple sells it in record numbers?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:20

9. phljcnth (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


And then they're saying "iPad mini's not cannibalizing iPad sales, it's making another market."

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