We have heard and read a lot about Retina iPad mini production problems. The supply has been incredibly tight since launch, even when Apple unveiled the device back in October it didn’t give an exact release date for the tablet. Analysts have been consistently predicting that launch supplies of the Retina iPad mini are tight due to issues with the production of Retina display panels. A new Digitimes report claims that Apple has gradually reduced the bottlenecks in the production process and has increased orders of the Retina iPad mini to four million this month.
Citing, as always, Taiwan based supply chain sources, the report claims that the issues faced in making components for the tablet have gradually been resolved. Sources claim that orders for the Retina iPad mini have already surpassed orders for the first generation iPad mini. Apple unveiled the iPad Air alongside the Retina iPad mini last month, however the former did not face any major supply constraints. According to sources, since its more difficult to manufacture a 7 inch Retina display as opposed to a 9.7 inch one, that’s why there have been so many problems in the production of the Retina iPad mini. On the other hand, iPad Air continues to be in stock and at this point in time there are no rumors of a supply shortage.
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