We do not even begin to explain to you how the production of Apple devices works. Apple brings in a new iGadget every year for Apple fanatics to celebrate. Our readers cant pretend to be surprised, because this was highly expected, Apple is rumored to be introducing the iPad 3 in the coming few months.
According to Digitimes:
Due to inventory adjustments at Apple, LG Display saw its shipments of 9.7-inch panels to Apple decline from three million units in September to 2.5 million units in October. Samsung managed to keep its shipments of 9.7-inch panels flat at two million units in October, while CMI slashed its shipments from 700,000 units to 350,000 units during the same month.
Samsung and Sharp have already started the process of building newer panels for the new iPad and we hear that TPK Holding and Wintek will join the production team soon. Hence, our expectations to see the iPad 3 earlier next year.
We also hear that as soon as the iPad 3 is released, iPad 2 will be available at nominal rates. But that doesn’t make iPad 2 a less of a winner. It is still thought to be the most wanted ‘Christmas Gift’ this year.