Tag Archives: Supply

Retina iPad mini production upped to 4M units this month? [Rumor]

A rumor from Digitimes is today suggesting that Apple is to boost its production of the Retina iPad mini to nearly 4 million units this month. The new report is way higher than analyst projections for Apple’s smaller iPad this quarter. KGI forecast shipments of just over 2 million tablets for the entire holiday quarter, so to suggest that Apple needs to…

Report: iPad Air to be available for Personal Pickup on launch day

After dealing with very short supply of the iPhone 5s at launch, it is refreshing to hear that reports are pointing towards the iPad Air having plenty of supply come the November 1st launch date. Due to the supply being so good, a report is beginning to float around the internet from multiple sources stating that Personal Pickup will be available on launch…

iPhone 5s supply may not meet demand until December

Apple sold 9 million iPhones over the first weekend. Anyone who lined up outside retail stores to try get their hands on a new device will know that there seemed to be a distinct shortage of the new flagship iPhone 5s. Same goes for those trying to order a new 5s from Apple’s online stores with delivery estimates slipping to October for all…

Apple investigating illegal tin mining in Indonesia

There are currently concerns over an illegal mining operation of tin in Indonesia, and Apple has updated its “Supplier Responsibility” page to note that it is investigating the issue along with the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). Below is the new section from Apple’s page describing its action in Indonesia. Bangka Island, Indonesia, is…

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…