Apple to Drop AUO as Major Panel Supplier for New iPad Mini?

Posted May 17, 2013 at 3:08pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5419 views

Apple will reportedly drop AU Optronics as a major panel supplier for its next generation iPad mini following difficulties in production, reports DigiTimes.

The site says AUO shipments for the current generation device are expected to decrease from 4 million units in Q1 to 2.5-2.8 million units in Q2. The drop comes as overall shipments for the iPad mini are expected to decrease 20-30% in the quarter to about 10 million units.

AUO is said to see further cuts from Apple as the company transitions to the new iPad mini for which it will not be a major supplier.

AUO has faced issues in producing iPad mini panel technology for Apple and is not expected to continue acting as a major panel supplier for the device. Despite AUO's struggles, the company has still submitted panels for use in the next-generation iPad mini for certification by Apple, the sources said, adding that so far LG Display and Sharp have been selected as panel suppliers for the upcoming tablet.

Read More


Share
Add Comment
Follow iClarified
The High-End Retina iMac is Faster Than the Low-End Mac Pro [Chart]
The high-end Retina display iMac is faster th...
These Are the Card Issuers That Currently Support Apple Pay [Chart]
Apple Pay works with most of the major credit...
Apple Releases iTunes Connect App With Support for iOS 8, Touch ID Sign-In
T-Mobile to Start Taking iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Pre-Orders Tomorrow
T-Mobile has announced that it open up pre-or...
Google Play Music App Gets Updated With Songza Integration
Google has announced that its updated the Goo...