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Research and Markets: Foxconn Expects to Enter Mass Production for 7 Kindle Fire 2 and 7.85 iPad Mini in 4Q12

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Foxconn expects to enter mass production for 7 Kindle Fire 2 and 7.85 iPad mini in 4Q12" report to their offering.

We anticipate Foxocnn to benefit from Amazon's 7 Kindle Fire 2 and Apple's 7.85 iPad mini demand in late 3Q12 or early 4Q12. In our forecast, 7 Kindle Fire 2 production shipments may have -1.5-2M units per month and we anticipate Quanta and Foxconn may each account for -50% of total share. On the other hand, overall 7.85 iPad mini shipments are projected to have -7-8M units starting from September. In our view, Apple intends to launch 7.85 iPad min with a lower price to compete Kindle Fire 2 in 4Q12. If that is the case, iPad 2 productions are likely to phase out in the next 2-3 quarters.

Isaiah's Key Takeaways from Our Research:

1. Foxconn expects to be the 2nd system maker for 7 Kindle Fire 2 in 4Q12.

2. Foxconn may also produce 7.85 iPad mini starting from September.

3. Total iPad shipment forecast is projected to have -17M units in 1Q12.

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