Analyst: Apple ramping up iPad production to 3 million units per month

“iPad production is on a path to hit about 3 million units per month during the current quarter, says Kaufman analyst Shaw Wu, citing supply chain checks,” MacNN reports.

“Wu is calling for 6.2 million iPads in the December quarter, and 26 million in 2011,” MacNN reports.Figures may get a boost from recently announced distribution deals, including ones with AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and even Verizon.”

MacNN reports, “‘We view this as a material set-back for future tablet hopefuls including the BlackBerry Playbook and ones from Samsung, Dell, HP, and others that utilize Android, Windows and webOS,’ Wu adds, ‘as AAPL has blanketed the channel with very broad iPad coverage. This reminds us what AAPL did with the iPod a few years ago making it very difficult for competitors.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]


  1. This is what MDN has also been saying: the iPad is not likely to be prone to the Mac platform miscues and isolation. It is more like the iPod, in its abaility to consume content. And now it has also going for it what the Mac platform lacked during its difficult years: a dominant app system and widespread developer support.

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