Apple is reportedly shortening supplies for the iPad 2 while making room for the next generation iPad 3. Digitimes reports that Apple has adjusted their inventory and is now reducing the amount of iPad 2 panels being requested from suppliers.
While the iPad 2 is one of the most wanted gifts this holiday season don’t be surprised if Apple releases a new tablet sometime within the next six months.
Due to inventory adjustments at Apple, LG Display saw its shipments of 9.7-inch panels to Apple decline from three million units in September to 2.5 million units in October. Samsung managed to keep its shipments of 9.7-inch panels flat at two million units in October, while CMI slashed its shipments from 700,000 units to 350,000 units during the same month.