Apple Considers Accepting Touch Panel Price Hikes to Ensure Supply?

Apple Considers Accepting Touch Panel Price Hikes to Ensure Supply?

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Apple is reportedly considering accepting touch panel price hikes in order to ensure adequate supply, according to a DigiTimes report.

In order to secure sufficient supply of touch panels used in the iPad and iPhone, Apple has talked with Taiwan-based makers, considering some room for them to hike quotes, according to these makers. With Apple's capacity, It is a reasonable strategy from Apple to allow suppliers to hike quotes, and it will be a great help to the overall supply chain, even just for the short term, but will increase pressure to other vendors for tablet PCs and smartphone, touch panel makers believed.

DigiTimes notes that Apple has booked over 60% of total touch panel capacity and has an internal shipment goal of 40 million units in 2011.

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Apple Considers Accepting Touch Panel Price Hikes to Ensure Supply?

Steve Jobs - March 23, 2011 at 6:27pm
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