Five Million iPad 2 shipments per month?
You probably are aware Apple is scheduled to report earnings on July 19th and most of us expect the earnings numbers to be crazy good as always. New reports out today show that demand for the Apple iPad 2 seems to be very strong. According to a brief statement from the DigiTimes website, Apple has placed orders for five million touch sensors just for the iPad 2 tablet. Apple news just keeps on getting better as the company also shipped 5 million iPad 2 tablets in the month of June so if this pace continues Apple will blow the analysts expectations out of the water with nearly 40 million iPad 2 devices being sold for 2011. In the DigiTimes news release about iPad 2 they stated:
Five million touch sensors for the iPad 2 will be shipped in July, according to sources with Apple’s supply chain. Shipments in June were also five million, with TPK Holding and Wintek supplying 1.4-1.6 million units each and the remaining by Cando, Sintek Photronic and Chimei Innolux (CMI), the sources indicated.
The 5 million iPad 2 units that reportedly were shipped last month points to increased iPad 2 tablet demand that will keep building.
Asian supply chain sources also told Digitimes that Apple has begun sourcing parts for the iPad 3 which are likely to arrive in high volume in October which seems to be consistent with previous iPad 3 rumors about a holiday release schedule for the new iPad device. The iPad 3 rumors seem to point to an even lighter and thinner overall design which begs the question how much thinner can they make this device.