“KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is seeing less than satisfactory output of iPad Pro’s massive 12.9-inch display, the tablet’s main draw,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “Kuo says Sharp is currently the sole supplier for Pro’s high-resolution screen, though Samsung is expected to lend a hand before the end of 2015.”
“As many iPad Pro buyers are well aware, Apple Pencil was in strictly limited supply at launch, with current ship-by times pegged at four- to five-weeks,” Campbell reports. “Confirming industry whispers, Kuo says assembly of the complex device is not going as smoothly as planned.”
“Kuo breaks down supply chain allotments, noting TSMC is manufacturing all A9X processors. Radiant is supplying 100 percent of iPad Pro’s backlight modules, Parade is the lone display timing controller supplier and GIS accounts for 75 percent of all touch module and LCM assemblies,” Campbell reports. “Longtime partner Foxconn is once again taking lead on putting all the pieces together.”
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