iPad Mini And iMac To Be In Short Supply Until 2013
Apple's iPad Mini and iMac are both expected to be of short supply until sometime next year, according to a report.
The above report claims that AU Optronics and LG Display continue to experience display panel production shortage issues for the new iPad Mini tablet.
Additionally, that report claims that LG Display is the sole supplier of display panels for the upcoming iMacs, and the company, having some problems with production, had to develop an entirely new mass production process to accommodate Apple's slender new iMac design.
Apple was also believed to be hoping for a 40% yield in display panel production from its suppliers, but is now getting just 22%. As a result, Apple may only reach 6 million of an estimated 10 million target for iPad Mini shipments in the 4th quarter of 2012. As of right now, orders for the iPad Mini on the Apple Store website shows availability to ship in 2 weeks.
Meanwhile, the new iMacs will go on sale Friday, November 30, 2012, but it's believed the 27-inch model wouldn't start shipping until mid- or late December of this year.