Last week, DigiTimes reported that Apple is looking to ship 12-14 million iPad 2s during the third quarter of 2011, and now a new report backs that prediction up with claims that Apple’s touch panel suppliers shipped out five million units in June and plan to produce five million more in July.
Five million touch sensors for the iPad 2 will be shipped in July, according to sources with Apple’s supply chain.
Shipments in June were also five million, with TPK Holding and Wintek supplying 1.4-1.6 million units each and the remaining by Cando, Sintek Photronic and Chimei Innolux (CMI), the sources indicated.
Rumors have suggested that Apple has had a tough time meeting customer demand due to the display production. TPK and Wintek used to supply Apple’s suppliers, but since then Apple has added more suppliers to meet its production goals. In addition, rumor has it that Apple has said to be buying up 60% of the global supply for touch panels for 2011.