“Amid rumors that Apple is making adjustments in its iPad 2 design and is also facing issues over the device’s touch panel yields, sources from upstream component makers pointed out that the announcement of the iPad 2 is still expected to be in the second quarter, but mass production volumes are expected to drop,” Yenting Chen, Ninelu Tu, and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“The sources pointed out that Apple still maintains its plans to mass produce the iPad 2 by the end of February,” Chen, Tu, and Tsai report. “However, affected by low touch panel yields and an adjustment in specifications, Apple’s production volume forecast for the first quarter is expected to drop from 400,000-600,000 units originally to only 300,000-400,000 units.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Journo” for the heads up.]