“Parts providers in Apple’s supply chain will reportedly have to wait until the first quarter of 2013 to see their revenues bump up as the result of Apple’s newly released iPad mini and 21.5- and 27-inch iMac due to mass production issues with the products, according to industry sources,” Siu Han and Alex Wolfgram report for DigiTimes.
“The sources said AU Optronics (AUO) and LG Display (LGD) provide panels for the iPad mini and that AUO is having mass production issues,” Han and Wolfgram report. “This has caused the overall shipment proportion of AUO panels used in the iPad mini to drop to about 22%, down from AUO’s original 40% target, added the sources.”
Han and Wolfgram report, “Apple is said to have set a ten million shipment target for the iPad mini for the fourth quarter of 2012, but might only reach six million during the period largely as a result of production delays at AUO, said the sources.”
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