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Apple Reportedly Planning Significant Boost in iPad 2 Shipments for 3Q 2011


DigiTimes briefly reports that Apple is planning a significant increase in iPad 2 shipments for the third quarter of this year, attempting to move 12-14 million units over the period. That goal is up from the 7-9 million units reportedly shipped during the second quarter.
In order to significantly increase its shipments in the third quarter, Apple has been piling up its inventory of iPad 2 components such as panels in the second quarter to minimize the risk of facing component shortages.
Research analysts have had a particularly difficult time forecasting Apple's quarterly iPad shipments in the face of production constraints and the transition from the original iPad to the iPad 2. While a number of research analysts and firms have pegged Apple's total 2011 iPad sales in the range of 40 million units or even higher, Apple fell far short of expectations in the first calendar quarter with only 4.69 million units shipped. That figure only included, however, a few initial weeks of iPad 2 sales as Apple struggled to meet demand and according to Tim Cook sold every iPad 2 it made during the quarter.

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37 months ago
This iPad thing... a failure. And these numbers are just a temporary bump as the fad... continues. It's nothing anyone wants to use.

/sarcasm
Rating: 12 Positives
37 months ago

This iPad thing... a failure. And these numbers are just a temporary bump as the fad... continues. It's nothing anyone wants to use.

/sarcasm


Heh, I remember all the whining and shouting in the forums when Apple announced the iPad. In this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=854872&highlight=ipad), started just after the announcement, somebody even suggested it was time for Steve Jobs to retire! I guess that's why Job's the visionary leader of an incredible company, and we're here, criticizing and complaining incessantly :)
Rating: 10 Positives
37 months ago

Clearing out inventory much?

I'm excited! :D Let's get to the double announcement of iPad 3 and the 2011 MBA! Oh and let's not forget the iPhone 5 and 4S lol This year is so wacky with rumors. Love it!


Are you being sarcastic? They're looking to build MORE iPad 2 units, not fewer. Why would they be building more of them if they wanted to clear out their inventory?

Perhaps you misunderstood. This story pretty much puts an end to the idea that we'll see an iPad 3 this year. It was never on the cards anyway, of course.
Rating: 7 Positives
37 months ago
Can't wait to see people blabbering about how Apple is making toys for everyone.
Rating: 5 Positives
37 months ago

You must be an analyst.

How else would you know that that there will not be an ipad3 this year:-)


because apple called the year 2011 the year of the iPad 2? :rolleyes:
Rating: 5 Positives
37 months ago
One really good piece of news we can probably read from this is that most of the supply disruption caused by the March 11th quake has pretty much disappeared, which is good news for Japan's economy.
Rating: 4 Positives
37 months ago
This is news considering I just read about how Samsung is trying to get :rolleyes: the courts to put an injunction on :apple: product from been brought into the States. :confused: I think Samsung has really lost its mind.

http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-seeks-us-import-ban-apple-products-053306951.html

Oh Samsung you really have lost your mind now.:(
Rating: 4 Positives
37 months ago

Are you being sarcastic? They're looking to build MORE iPad 2 units, not fewer. Why would they be building more of them if they wanted to clear out their inventory?

Perhaps you misunderstood. This story pretty much puts an end to the idea that we'll see an iPad 3 this year. It was never on the cards anyway, of course.


You must be an analyst.

How else would you know that that there will not be an ipad3 this year:-)
Rating: 4 Positives
37 months ago

This iPad thing... a failure. And these numbers are just a temporary bump as the fad... continues. It's nothing anyone wants to use.

/sarcasm


You're right, those fanbois will buy any piece of junk with an Apple logo slapped on it. How many billions do they number now? Stupid cultists! :p
Rating: 3 Positives
37 months ago
I want one for Xmas.
Rating: 3 Positives

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