Report: LG Display sees 90% drop in shipments of 9.7 inch Apple iPad screens

Report: LG Display sees 90% drop in shipments of 9.7 inch Apple iPad screens
According to a report that cites the usually anonymous industry sources, LG Display has seen a sharp drop in the number of 9.7 inch screens for the Apple iPad that it shipped last month. The report says that the display subsidiary of the Korean tech giant shipped all of 600,000 panels for the full sized Apple iPad in January. That compares with 6 million units that it shipped in December.

According to the sources, the reason for the huge decline has to do with the popularity of the smaller 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini and consumers' demand for lower priced Android slates. The sources said that LG expects to resume shipping larger amounts of panels to Apple with the coming launch of the next generation iPad due in the third quarter.

LG Display is still continuing to ship 3.5 million to 4 million Apple iPad mini displays each month. According to research firm WitsView, 65% of Apple's tablet shipments in the first half of 2013 will be for the iPad mini.

source: DigiTimes

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21 Comments

1. sumenep

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

2013 will be remembered as the year Tim Cook Trashed Apple.

5. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Trashed? or brought it back to reality?

15. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

no, Cook broke the rule Apple = exclusivity....so there is no reason to buy any Apple product because every one can afford it and their products are completely inferior just imagine they call smartphone the iToy where you even can not choose your default app!!! thats not a smartphone, that is just an iCONBOARD!! with some good games :)

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The iPad Mini should be called iRony. Those millions who trashed small tablets and small pixel density of Android devices buy it the most having little impact on the Android sales, so Apple only managed to create competition to itself and is generating far less profit. Same thing will happen if an cheap iPhone will come out, the loyal fan base will step down to mid-range while everyone else will choose Android or W8.

3. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

that should be the finall push to end apple R.I.P. apple

10. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

So let's just say Apple ended(dumbest comment ever), what good would it do for anybody? You think Android doesn't need Apple genius? You don't think Google loves having Apple continue to be successful? Without Apple, Google suffers big time dummy!

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple - Patent Trolling - Price gouging + Features == OK for me :)

16. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Apple - Patent Trolling - Price gouging + Features == my Nexus devices.....so I use Apple 10 years future products :)

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd love to see an end to apple and ios. Makes more room for Tizen and Ubuntu and such. Plus one less thing for those pretentious coffee-shop inhabitants to tent their girly jeans to.

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Remember apple user, each time you pull out your iPhone the stare the 78% give is of disgust!!

4. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

well that is bad for apple start getting ANDRIOD people

6. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Didn't that dead guy say something about no one wanting a smaller tablet? Can you say 4.5" or more iPhone?

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Got to love it every time Apple has bad news. I have no love for a company wanting to battle competition in a courtroom instead of releasing product that is more superior than the competition. Only a matter of time when the isheeep runs away from the wolf. Apple can take their 4" iPhone 5s with outdated iOS and shove it up their a$$es come fall time!!!

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this tells me that people want cheap stuff.. that's why Android is becoming popular .. Apple makes a below retina display ipad mini and sales take off... is sad that people no longer look quality products and settle for cheap mid range Gingerbread smart phones...

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This tells me that days of 9.7 are over. market dynamics keep changing and if one doesn't adapt they end up being RIM and Nokia ... i would put your comment other way round .. people have woken up to fact that iPad is worthless for the money that it sells for and hence are going for other alternatives. Expensive or Cheap is just a perception and nothing absolute. People want more bang for every buck spent :)

17. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

have you seen Sony Xperia Z? I presume you read just Apple.com :) you should read more to know more :)

9. nikenturd unregistered

Ouch....full sized iPads are dying? well whatever....that's still good news to my ears

13. gallison1983

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Perhaps we are looking at market saturation? Google would probably rather see Apple succeed than fail. After all, they stand to take a huge hit on losing iOS revenues. It's widely known that Google makes more money off of an iPhone than an Android device any day. I would imagine that you all would love to see Apple crumble and Android standing on top. Unfortunately, that would lead to very bad things. Basically, Android would be a monopoly and gain the power to... wait for it... dictate the market with its influence. So in other words, lets kick out the dreaded competition that is regarded as dictatorial in its operation and replace it with a product that would gain the ability to be dictatorial in its operation. Competition drives innovation. Monopolies drive stagnation.

20. MalarangengTukangNgutil

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Competition drives innovation OpenSource is a competition+coorporation = speed up innovation by the power of the number of manufacture. Apple = courtroom = trouble !!! Apple = less competition = more lawsuit = less innovation. We don't need apple for android manufacture to compete. Android alone without apple would be better. Apple bankrupt = everybody happy

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This is the heat of Thermo Nuclear War ... bigger iPad melts first :)

18. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

The iPad Mini has been a big hit because of it's form factor, and the most innovative thing since Steve Jobs. ( Yes, more innovative than the Retina Display on the iPad 3)

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