Sketchy supply-chain rumor says display panel shortages could limit 2015 iPad Pro sales to 2.5-3M units
iPad Pro’s IGZO panel is currently supplied by Sharp only, and LG Display will only be able to supply a small volume starting November, while supply from Samsung will begin in 2016. As a result, Apple is only able to start shipping the iPad Pro in November and its shipments will be between 2.5-3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.
This contrasts with KGI estimates of up to 5.5M sales this year.
Apple finally revealed the long-awaited device last week, featuring a 12.9-inch display, ‘desktop class’ A9X chip and optional Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil accessories. The range starts at $799 for the 32GB WiFi-only model and goes up to $1079 for the 128GB WiFi + Cellular model.