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Sharp cuts iPad display production as demand shifts to iPad Mini

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Jan 2013 2:52 User comments (2)

Sharp cuts iPad display production as demand shifts to iPad Mini Major manufacturer Sharp has slashed its full-sized iPad panel production, as demand is predicating a sales shift towards the iPad Mini (and its successors).
Production of the 9.7-inch LCDs have "fallen to a minimal level" in Japan, says the sources, following a trend that began after the iPad Mini was launched at the beginning of November last year.

The slowdown may just be for seasonality reasons, say the sources, but they believe it to be a demand shift towards the 7.9-inch iPad Mini.

By many accounts, the iPad Mini is on the verge of outselling its full-sized brother, already, just two months after launch. Apple will report their earnings next week.

The company is also expected to launch a new iPad (and possibly a new iPad Mini) in March.

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2 user comments

119.1.2013 02:35
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I have an iPad mini and I love it! It was easy to understand and I love the interface. Heres the one I have on Amazon It really blows the other tablets away.

219.1.2013 11:17

who other than fanbois wants to have overpriced ipad anyway?

Originally posted by JJ111985:
It really blows the other tablets away.

you did not see nexus 7 (latest model) or did not get a chance to compare...ipad mini easy to understand? which tablet in the world is "difficult" to understand? and, interface is more or less the same in all tablets. a better tab is defined by its apps availability (iOS is fine in that respect) and hardware specs (where ipad mini sucks) at the peer price level.
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