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Apple-rejected Panels, Used For iPad Clones

Written on July 04, 2011 by Lulu

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According to a report, panels that didn't meet Apple's requirements are being used to develop iPad clones by several Chinese manufacturer.

Based on a report from DigiTimes’ sources, rejected 9.7-inch IPS panels that didn’t meet ’s stringent requirements for developing the 2 are being sold to China-based vendors. Sources pointed out that two main suppliers of the panels – and – shipped an estimated 12-15 million 9.7-inch IPS panels in the second quarter, while 7-9 million iPad 2s are projected to ship in the said timeframe.

Those extra panels are said to be divided into three groups. First are those panels that didn’t meet the standard requirements, second are those sent to Apple manufacturer – Foxconn – for increased shipments in the third quarter, and last would be those panels that are sold to white-box vendors in China.

As an example of a generic iPad , T10 tablet from SmartDevices costs CNY1,900 ($293). Almost half the price of the base model, which would be around CNY3,688 ($570) in China.

Apple still have a long way to tap in the full potential of the tablet market in China, even though iPad has seen significant demand in the world’s most populated nation.

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