Apple’s manufacturing woes continue as iPad delays become more evident. Display supplier LG cannot keep up with the demand for the slate-like device, claiming that they’re running at full capacity but may consider production cuts in August.
The company is a supplier to Apple’s iPad, which has sold 3.47 million units since its April launch, and Kwon said LG Display was unable to meet growing demand from Apple.
“Demand (from Apple) keeps growing and we can’t meet it all. Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand.
“We are considering increasing production lines for iPad products but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next year.”
It’s forecasted that 13 million units will be sold this year.
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