Apple cuts iPad parts supply orders by 25 percent

By on September 26, 2011
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Is a new model around the corner or is recession hitting Apple?

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Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has cut it’s orders to vendors that manufacture it’s incredibly successful tablet, the iPad by as much as 25%.

Several supply-chain vendors indicated in the past two weeks that Apple lowered fourth-quarter iPad orders 25 percent, the first such cut that analysts at JPMorgan’s electronic manufacturing services team in Hong Kong said they have ever seen
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Reduced orders from Apple to iPad suppliers could reflect both weakening demand in Europe due to economic conditions there as well as a strategy by Apple, the world’s biggest company by market value, to operate with reduced inventory, Wanli Wang, a Taipei-based industry analyst at RBS Asia Ltd., said today.

Although the PC industry has seen a slow down, there was no stopping the Apple iPad which, as Apple reported in their last quarter, was selling as much as they could manufacture it. Is Apple finally expecting a sales of the iPad to decrease or is a new model on its way?


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