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Apple orders 65 million screens for 2011

Apple order 65 million 9.7-inch iPad displays for 2011 - fist pump the air.

Published Wed, Dec 29 2010 10:00 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:13 PM CDT
Apple have placed orders with manufacturers like LG, Samsung and Chimei Innolux for 9.7-inch iPad displays for sales in 2011. LG take the lead with a request for 35 million, with Samsung and Chimei Innolux splitting the remaining 30 million.

Apple orders 65 million screens for 2011 |

To put this into perspective, Apple have had a very successful year of iPad sales in 2010 - but only 16.75 million screens were made. Obviously a jump to 65 million is a large leap of faith.

Apple are very confident in the 9.7-inch format and Steve Jobs himself has even said "We think the 7 inch tablets will be dead on arrival, and manufacturers will realize they're too small and abandon them next year. They'll then increase the size, abandoning the customers and developers who bought into the smaller format."

Do Apple know something we don't? Is iPad 2 going to kick the rest of the tablets squarely in the nuts and start taking names? I'm betting on a yes.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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