High Demand of Apple’s iPhone 6 Delays iPad Production
According to sources, the production of the larger iPad has been delayed to early next year by Apple suppliers due to high demand for the flagship iPhone 6. Anonymous Apple suppliers have told WSJ that the iPad was to go on a large scale production in December, though the high demand of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has led Apple to delay the production of the larger 12.9 inch iPad.
“The top priority for the supply chain is to meet the overwhelming demand for the larger screen iPhones. The output of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus remains unsatisfactory,” a supply chain source said, “It would be challenging for display makers to split resources and spend a few months to ramp up production for a new large screen iPad now.”
Apple revealed that it sold more than 10 million new iPhones in the first weekend since launch September. Pre-orders for the Indian sub continent have started as well. This time around, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been listed at Rs 53,500 and Rs 62,500, respectively. The 64GB version of the iPhone 6 is priced at Rs 62,500, the 128GB version will be available for Rs 71,500. Meanwhile, the 64GB version of the larger Apple iPhone 6 Plus will retail at Rs.71,500 and the 128GB variant of the phone will be available for Rs 80,500.