Apple iPad mini shortage to be alleviated by using another panel vendor?
6 to 8 million units of the Apple iPad mini by the end of the year. These same sources had originally forecast 10 million iPad mini shipments this year, but the fourth quarter has been seriously impacted by AU Optronics. The latter says that it will have corrected the problem in time for the company to have "sufficient yield" by the first quarter of next year.
Not taking any chances, there is talk that Apple is looking at a third panel supplier. The sources didn't mention the name of the company that Apple is thinking about adding as a vendor, but did say that it is believed to be a Taiwan based firm. Remember, until we hear directly from Apple on this matter, you know to take this with a grain of salt.