LG ramps up LCD panel production on surging Apple iPad demand

LG Display is enjoying a surge in demand for LCD panels for Apple’s iPad. The Cupertino Colossus has asked LG Display to quickly ramp up LCD panel supplies for iPad. LG Display is expected to begin supplying them as early as June by operating the production lines at full throttle.

LG ramps up LCD panel production on surging Apple iPad demand. Image: Apple's 10.2‑inch iPad with full-size Smart Keyboard
Apple’s 10.2‑inch iPad with full-size Smart Keyboard

By the way, anyone who says “Apple is too expensive” is unable to discern value, especially when it comes to the 7th generation 10.2-inch iPad which starts at just $329 ($279 – $50 off – at Amazon today). With a 10.2-inch Retina display, Apple Pencil support, the fast A10 Fusion chip, advanced cameras and sensors, unmatched portability and connectivity, ease of use and great all-day battery life, it’s an insanely great value!

Kim Eun-jin for BusinessKorea:

Earlier, Apple cut orders for the second quarter in anticipation of a significant contraction in the general consumer (B2C) market due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, it started to place additional orders as demand for the iPad surged in Asia due to the spread of remote education and telecommuting in Asia…

However, Apple’s request was unusual considering the time required to secure raw materials and manufacture products. Normally, orders must be made at least three months in advance. “Since BOE of China and Sharp of Japan are also major suppliers of panels for the Apple iPad, LG Display needs to respond quickly to Apple’s request not to lose the order to its rivals,” an industry insider said.

MacDailyNews Take: Sounds like iPads are flying off the shelves once again!

1 Comment

  1. I had heard most schools thought iPads were too expensive and that’s why they were all choosing low-cost Chromebooks ($250-$350) and they were more useful because they came with physical keyboards at no extra cost. Haven’t iPads always been labeled as devices used for content consumption and no good for serious work? Have the latest versions of iOS changed that opinion for users? Anyway, it’s good news if consumers are actually buying iPads instead of Chromebooks. I thought Chrome OS had the education and teleworking market locked up based on low price points.

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