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Launch supply of Apple’s new iPad Pro could be constrained as the supply of panels for the 12.9-inch device faces shortages, DigiTimes reported Tuesday. As per their supply chain analysis, iPad Pro shipments are expected to reach less than 3 million units in the fourth quarter of this year, which amounts to an average of one million iPad Pros a month.

Interestingly enough, the report mentions that the iPad Pro uses IGZO display panels, as previously rumored, which are based on indium, gallium, zinc and oxide. IGZO technology, also known as oxide LCD, is very power efficient.

Not only do IGZO panels require just a fraction of power compared to LCD IPS screens found on iPhones and other iPads, but allow for more vibrant colors and deeper blacks with quick response times and high color saturation.

As per DigiTimes’ analysis, Sharp is currently the sole supplier of IGZO panels for the iPad Pro. LG Display is said 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.

Have you been eyeing the iPad Pro?

Source: DigiTimes

  • Jiyat 

    I love the iPad Pro

  • Courtney Macfarlane

    I thought the iPad Air was big, this is crazy huge! It’s cool but I prefer the Mini’s myself. 🙂

    • Daniel

      I know I have a iPad mini 2 and to me anything bigger then that just to much for my hands.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been holding out for the ipad pro, i sold my mini 2, and almost got the air 2, but decide to wait another year because of rumor. I just couldnt see how a tablet would work with my work flow when i already have a macbook pro.

  • @dongiuj

    So is the LG screen as good as the Sharp screen?

  • Yujin

    Guess we have to order very early like the iPhone.

  • Andres

    iPad pro is really cool. Runs autocad and you can do so much with the pencil. Including having clients sign contracts and so forth

    • Don Walker II

      If only it ran Solidworks… If only any Apple product ran Solidworks for that matter…

  • Ron

    The iPad Air, released Nov 2013, and the iPad Air 2 also use IGZO displays.

  • pdq3

    “Have you been eyeing the iPad Pro?”

    Ah-yup!