The third quarter of the year will see Foxconn deliver up to 20 million iPads (when we mention iPads these days, obviously we’re talking about the iPad 2 and not its predecessor), at least that is what Taiwan-based DigiTimes claims. It seems that Apple’s iPad orders will drive growth for Foxconn in the second half of 2011, and the 20 million figure is definitely a huge one, even more so in a single quarter.
The June quarter saw Apple deliver sales of 9.25 million iPads, which will be less than less than 50% of what Foxconn claims it will ship to Apple when September rolls around. Hopefully there is no translation error involved, and that Foxconn is not pulling anybody’s legs where the figure is involved.
It seems as though Foxconn managed to expand their manufacturing facilities to cater for a huge number of this device arriving at Apple’s doorsteps, and it does not seem as though Foxconn is going to slow down anytime soon by rolling out more devices for Apple in the future. I wonder how all the other tablet manufacturers will react to this figure – will any of them throw in the towel?
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