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Apple: To Produce 6 Million iPad 2 Monthly

Written on December 18, 2010 by Adam Eve

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With the high anticipation about the second-generation iPad, Apple aims to produce 6 million units every month. With additional manufacturers on the list, it seems that they are likely going to make it.

believes that its anticipated will be more popular than the first model, as the Cupertino-based company is expected to order production of 6 million units every month. If rumors are to be believed, it would be significantly higher than the 4 million per quarter production of the current . Overseas sources revealed that added Chimei Innolux and Cando as additional panel makers for the . These expanded number of partners will allow to produce more iPad every month. Sources also indicated that suppliers will start shipments to the company by January or February of next year. They also pointed out that has no intentions of producing a 7-inch iPad that is smaller and lighter than the current model.

Can Apple hit their target monthly production? Share your opinions by leaving a comment.

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  • Ross Burke

    While Apple’s suppliers may need a little time to double their current production levels, they will eventually hit the 6 million unit clip. The more interesting point in this discussion is not Apple’s production capacity but the very wide divergence between sales projections coming from analysts and Apple’s own apparent assessment of demand (twice that of the analysts). That kind of gap would seem to imply significant price cuts and/or killer enhancements that go well beyond the incremental upgrades currently envisioned. Suppose we get a combination of the two. This will be a slam-dunk that will leave any would-be competitors gasping and Apple in a very dominating position in the mobile device market. Which is just what Steve J wants.

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