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iPad Shipments Will Reach 65 Million Units in 2011

Report one tells us that the “Shipments of 9.7-inch iPad panels from LG Display reached 1.5 million units in November 2010, and fellow supplier Samsung Electronics’ shipments reached 1.2 million units for the month, suggesting Apple might have sold near three million iPads this month.”

“LG Display is estimated to land orders for 35 million iPad panels in 2011, and Samsung and Chimei Innolux (CMI), who is scheduled to join Apple’s iPad supply chain in the Q1’2011, will each receive orders for 15 million units.”

Digitimes informs “Based on these estimates, iPad shipments (including first and second gen) will reach 65 million units in 2011,” which’s significantly higher than market estimates of 45-48 million units for the year.

Market players noted that the 65 million unit shipment goal indicates that Apple is very optimistic about the tablet PC market in 2011, and it may also mean that Apple is overbooking panel capacity.


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