Research and Markets: iPad 3 Production Shipments Are Projected to Climb up To 12-13M Units in 2Q12

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "iPad 3 production shipments are projected to climb up to 12-13M units in 2Q12" report to their offering.

We project total iPad production shipments to rise up to -18M units in 2Q12 driven by strong iPad 3 shipment growth. This also indicates that LGD and Sharp may continue to increase their iPad 3 panel supply in the next 1-3 months. In contrast, iPad 2 production forecast appears to slow down although Apple has reduced the street price during product lifecycle transition. On the other hand, total iPhone 4S shipments are expected to decrease to -18-19M units in 2Q12 meaning that iPhone 4S demand maybe also lower than expected in the next 1-3 months.

Isaiah's Key Takeaways from Our Research:

1. Total iPad shipments are expected to grow up to -18-19M units in 2Q12.

2. Expecting iPhone 4S demand to drop by double-digit QoQ in 2Q12.

3. 7.85 iPad mini is expected to enter mass production in early 4Q12.

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