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Digitimes reports that in anticipation of a high volume of orders for the next generation iPad, Apple is securing two additional touch panel makers, Chimei Innolux and Cando. According to Digitimes' sources, Apple's iPad 2 orders are expected to top 6 million units per month. In contrast, current iPad orders are only at 4 million units per quarter.

Apple has been widely rumored to be working on the next generation iPad for launch in early 2011. Several rumors have suggested the new iPad will have a better display and include at a front facing camera for FaceTime.

Article Link: Apple Expecting 6 Million iPad 2 Orders Per Month?
 

NebulaClash

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6 million units per month

Because as we all know, nobody wants one of these toys that is nothing moe than a big iPod touch, blah, blah, blah.

This is for entering new markets, but also selling to first-timers. There are many, many millions more to sell before people get their first tablet in this, the new Tabler Era of computers. This is big. Real big.
 

anubis

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So ~1.33 million a month to 6 million a month. Apple really thinks that many people are holding off their iPad purchases because it doesn't have a Facetime camera? It's pretty optimistic.
 

mediaboy

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So ~1.33 million a month to 6 million a month. Apple really thinks that many people are holding off their iPad purchases because it doesn't have a Facetime camera? It's pretty optimistic.

I personally know of 7 people that want an iPad now and are waiting. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a significant increase in demand.

Who wants to pay full price for technology that will be outdated in a few months?
 

stwebb

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I want an iPad, but will hold off until 2.0 arrives.

6M/month - I dunno, but it's gonna be big!

My 2011 wish-list:

1. iPad 2.0

2. Apple stock

I've had an iPhone since 2007, but may not keep one once the smaller iPad debuts! Maybe I'll get a trac-phone for emergencies!
 

fabledsoe

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Sep 1, 2010
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I will definitely be one of the 6 million.

I've been waiting since it came out for Ipad 2. I hope it does not disappoint.
 

Mac-Mariachi

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6,000,000?! Ok, I´ll take one

Or 2 for that matter. As much as my wife and I want an iPad for Christmas we´ll both wait for the next version. We usually buy v1 stuff from Apple but we both felt that the original iPad was missing a few features which we hope the new one has so we are patiently waiting for it.

Hopefully better cpu, more ram and better display, smaller form factor but still 10" screen with better resolution and front and rear cameras. Oh, and USB.

Not really interested in a 7" but you never can tell.
 

Blue Fox

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They must be planning on releasing a very major upgrade to it to achieve the 6 million/month figure. Perhaps even making it a standalone-like system so you don't have to constantly sync with your computer.......maybe make it so you can plug in stuff (like HD's and Flash Drives) and load it onto the system direct. That's how I see this really taking off.

But who knows, we'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure it'll be good though.
 

qtx43

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Number for the original iPad don't mean much, because they're selling as many as they can produce. Apple delayed introducing it in some countries due to supply shortages. So, they're probably basing numbers on worldwide demand, and I'm sure they're measuring and estimating is better than my guess. But my guess is that 6 million seems like a lot, too high. But I wouldn't bet against Jobs. And if the iPad2 is significantly better, then I'll upgrade.
 

errn

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Dec 4, 2010
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iPad 2 will be big

My prediction is that the iPad 2 could go one of two ways:

1. Major improvements with a price increase

- retina display or fairly close to it.
- dual HD cameras
- major reduction in weight (From 1.62 lbs to 1.1~1.3 lbs)
- gyroscope

2. Minor improvements at the same price

- modest resolution increase (From 132 ppi to 180~220 ppi)
- a front facing SD camera. Maybe a rear-facing SD camera, too.
- significant reduction in weight (1.62 lbs to 1.3~1.5 lbs)
- gyroscope maybe


I think option 1 might cut into the MacbookAir and the Macs a little bit. So it's option 2. Apple will probably keep the 3G option available. So $499 for the cheapest WiFi iPad with the above improvements. I would get one if the display resolution went up enough.

Let's suppose Apple went with option 2. It would be like having a Pro option for the iPad. This is not entirely out of the question. One could even consider the iPhone to be the Pro option of the iPod Touch. They could make modest improvements to both models by next summer and then repeat the process every year.

As long as there is a resolution increase and a weight reduction of some sort, I will get whatever Apple puts out. :)
 
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pmz

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will it be worth upgrading just for those few things

Facetime? no..
display? maybe
faster processor? yes
more ram? yes
more storage per dollar? yes

sounds like a compelling update to me. don't know what you're so unsure about.

My prediction is that the iPad 2 could go one of two ways:

1. Major improvements with a price increase

- retina display or fairly close to it.
- dual HD cameras
- major reduction in weight (From 1.62 lbs to 1.1~1.3 lbs)
- gyroscope

2. Minor improvements at the same price

- modest resolution increase (From 132 ppi to 180~220 ppi)
- a front facing SD camera. Maybe a rear-facing SD camera, too.
- significant reduction in weight (1.62 lbs to 1.3~1.5 lbs)
- gyroscope maybe


I think option 1 might cut into the MacbookAir and the Macs a little bit. So it's option 2. Apple will probably keep the 3G option available. So $499 for the cheapest WiFi iPad with the above improvements. I would get one if the display resolution went up enough.

Let's suppose Apple went with option 2. It would be like having a Pro option for the iPad. This is not entirely out of the question. One could even consider the iPhone to be the Pro option of the iPod Touch. They could make modest improvements to both models by next summer and then repeat the process every year.

As long as there is a resolution increase and a weight reduction of some sort, I will get whatever Apple puts out. :)

just have to say, even speculation that Apple could/would raise the price, is laughbly ridiculous. i dont care if has a lightsaber blade that shoots out of the headphone jack...they will never, ever raise the price of this product.

They must be planning on releasing a very major upgrade to it to achieve the 6 million/month figure. Perhaps even making it a standalone-like system so you don't have to constantly sync with your computer.......maybe make it so you can plug in stuff (like HD's and Flash Drives) and load it onto the system direct. That's how I see this really taking off.

But who knows, we'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure it'll be good though.

LMAO. Is that whats needed? Please.

btw: the iPad already "took off", maybe you missed it.
 
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sbcooler

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Dec 15, 2010
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I will be buying an iPad 2 within 1 month of its release and I will by the one with 3G. Probably the 32GB one or maybe the 64GB one depending. I'm also in the market for a new iMac which I'll buy by or around April 1st.

I love Apple products..loving my iPhone 4 and MacBook Pro. And I'm real into the 11" MacBook Air...I may buy that too...times are good for my business and I use Apple products to add to the experiences I sell and so far it's working out real nice.

Thank you Apple. Extremely satisfied customer for the past 7 years.
 
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