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iPad 3 production units to reach 12-13 million units

Apple’s New iPad is the latest edition of the awesome tablet that the Cupertino tech giant manufactures. And we all know that since the very first version of the tablet, the iPad has been a hit. The new iPad is no exception. There are so many other tablets in the market, namely Android tablets and the upcoming Windows 8 tablets. You  might think that the popularity of the demand for the new iPad may go down. But analysts say otherwise.

The production of the new iPad is expected to go up to 12-13 million units. That is some really good news for the Cupertino tech giant. The news comes from Research and Markets. The research group writes:

We project total iPad production shipments to rise up to — 18 million units in 2Q12 driven by strong iPad 3 shipment growth. This also indicates that LGD and Sharp may continue to increase their iPad 3 panel supply in the next 1-3 months. In contrast, iPad 2 production forecast appears to slow down although Apple has reduced the street price during product lifecycle transition. On the other hand, total iPhone 4S shipments are expected to decrease to 18-19 million units in 2Q12 meaning that iPhone 4S demand maybe also lower than expected in the next 1-3 months.

Research and Markets also says that:

  • Total iPad shipments are expected to grow up to 18-19 million units in the second quarter of 2012 (2Q12).
  • iPhone 4S demand may drop by double digits quarter-over-quarter in 2Q12.
  • An iPad mini is expected to enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2012.

There has always been the prediction that with the release of the new Windows 8 tablets, the demand for the popular iPad will go down. But that is very unlikely as only power users of tablets would ever consider a Windows 8 tablet. The Cupertino tech giant has most of the casual tablet users in its basket.

Source: Mac News

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