“Despite the tablet market getting crowded by each day, the demand for iPad continues to surge, and we could see rush orders as early as next week, an analyst with Jefferies said,” Manikandan Raman reports for IBTimes.
MacDailyNews Take: Crowded with dreadful junk and loaded with half-baked/not ready for tablet time OSes. It’s no wonder demand for Apple’s revolutionary iPad continues to surge.
“‘Our checks indicate that the supply chain for the iPad has been prepped for rush orders as inventory levels are deemed too low by retailers. Finally, our checks indicate sell-through remains good,’ analyst Peter Misek wrote in a note to clients,” Raman reports.
“Hon Hai, which assembles products for large U.S. companies including Apple and Dell, recently began production of about 10,000 iPads a day at its new plants in Chengdu in central China. The eventual annual maximum capacity at Chengdu is 40 million units a year. Meanwhile, Hon Hai’s Senzhen plants can produce 30 million units per year, according to DigiTimes,” Raman reports. “Misek expects Apple to ship 40 million iPads in calendar 2011.”
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