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Apple Ordered A Record Number Of Second Generation iPad Mini Units In November

Most of the early bottlenecks in the supply chain have been eliminated for Apple’s recently introduced iPad mini with Retina display. So much so, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has increased orders for the 7.9-inch tablet in November, according to DigiTimes. For the month, Apple has ordered 4 million iPad mini with Retina display units. This has “already surpassed those for the first-generation iPad mini,” sources have noted. Meanwhile, the iPad Air continues to experience a much “more stable supply” compared to previous-generation devices when launched. DigiTimes notes:
Shortages of Retina displays were the main reason causing the iPad mini to suffer from tight supply since manufacturing a 7-inch Retina display is more difficult than a 9.7-inch one, the sources explained.
Apple introduced both new iPads on Oct. 22. However, the second-generation iPad mini didn’t launch until Nov 19. The iPad Air arrived in stores on Nov. 1. See also: Shipping Estimates For 16GB, 32GB Wi-Fi Retina iPad mini Now Also 5-10 Days, and It's Getting Easier To Buy An iPad mini With Retina Display.
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