Oct 27


Apple started the pre-order for the iPad Mini and iPad 4 26 October 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific. 17 minutes later, ship dates for the white iPad mini slipped to 2 weeks from the original “Delivers 11/2”, whille the black Wi-Fi iPad mini remains available for delivery by November 2nd. This can have two reasons, Apple’s iPad Mini low supply or a the high demand. » Apple Already Sold Out Of White iPad Mini Pre-Order Stock

Nov 25

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Sharp already supplies iPhone panels and is also said to be supplying panels for the next iPhone which is also due next year. Now the The Wall Street Journal also reported that Apple will be using Sharp as a source of display parts for the upcoming iPad 3.

Apple Inc. is adding Sharp Corp. as a maker of screens used in the next-generation iPad, people familiar with the situation said Thursday, as the U.S. consumer electronics company moves to diversify component suppliers for its products.

According to their source, Apple is also investing in Sharps panel manufacturing factories in Japan. » More Confirmation Of Sharp Supplying iPad 3 Displays