“Along with the latest market rumors indicating that Apple is likely to unveil the much speculated iPad mini on October 17, sources in Apple’s supply chain in Taiwan are also indicating that shipments of the iPad mini tablets are not smooth at the moment due to low yield rates at chassis makers,” Aaron Lee, Ninelu Tu, and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“The iPad mini reportedly will come in native- and black-colored aluminum chassis, which are more vulnerable to scratching, said the sources, adding that the anodized finish process on the black cases is more critical, which often results in lower yield rates,” Lee, Tu, and Shen report. “Foxconn, the sole maker for the previous iPad lineup, reportedly has landed over 50% of the first wave of iPad mini orders, while Pegatron will handle the rest of the orders, revealed the sources.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]