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9.7″ iPad orders cut due to mini cannibalization?

We’ve been reading a lot recently about iPad cannibalization due to the iPad mini’s arrival. The full-size iPad has been in lower demand since its 8.9-inch brother hit the scene in November last year. Seemingly, the public prefers the smaller form factor and lower cost. That said, there was a report recently stating that the iPad mini was doing more…

Rumor: Apple’s iPad display orders cut by 50%

According to the slightly dubious Apple site Digitimes, Apple has cut its orders of panel displays for the iPad by 50%. Apparently, LG – maker of the displays for Apple’s tablet – has stated that it has received a 40% decrease in orders from Apple, with the possibility of dropping a further 50% very soon. Exactly why Apple would do this wasn’t mentioned,…

Another report of iPhone 5 display panel orders being cut emerges

If last week had a theme in Apple news, it was “iDevice order cuts” supposedly to do with “weak demand”. And, this Monday morning there’s another report to add to the mix. According to Sankei Biz (via TechCrunch), Apple has also contacted Sharp asking it to cut iPhone 5 LCD panels in half. Apple is keeping quiet, as it has done throughout this last week…

9.7″ iPad display orders being cut too?

According to yet another report from Reuters, Apple has asked Sharp to slow down production of its 9.7″ display panels. It’s a similar tale to one we heard earlier this month, in that alleged “weak demand” had caused Cupertino to half its original estimated order of iPhone 5 displays for the first quarter of 2013. It’s assumed that the iPad mini is…

Rumor: Apple’s new MacBook Pro orders hurting suppliers

  Apple must think that their new MacBook Pro is going to be big, because according to rumor-starter DigiTimes, there are labor shortages in China where they are beginning full scale production of Apple’s next-gen laptop. Some sources are saying that the manufacturers are having to outsource some of their parts in order to meet the “strong orders…

iPhone production down 25% in preparation for next-gen model

It’s that time again! Old iPhone production is slowing to prepare for the influx of new iPhone orders that will need to be filled in a couple short months. In other words, this is the calm before the storm. Shaw Wu, an analyst for Sterne Agee, claims that Apple has cut orders for the iPhone 4S by 20-25%  for the March quarter. The reasoning? The…