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

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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9 Comments

1. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

iPad Mini u CANNIBAL.. :P

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

3. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

read the news lol

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

6. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

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

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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?

9. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

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