According to a report from Digitimes, Apple’s iPad mini is currently on a tear. The Asian-based website outlet is reporting that Apple has recently upped the order of iPad minis from 10 million units to 12 million units based on strong sales.
According to the report:[quote] Apple originally estimated shipments of 10 million iPad minis for 2012, but due to component shortages caused by weak yields, Apple later adjusted the volume to only 6-8 million units. However, with yield rates improving, iPad mini shipments for the first two months of the fourth quarter have already surpassed eight million units, and should successfully break 10 million for the quarter with a chance to reach 12 million, the sources noted.
The sources pointed out that the upstream supply chain supplied 4-4.5 million iPad mini’s worth of components in both October and November and will maintain similar supplies in December. As for the first quarter of 2013, the sources expect volumes to stay at about the same level as in the fourth quarter of 2012.[/quote]