As Apple has announced their upcoming media event, reports of component issues holding back supplies are surfacing. One of which was that AU Optronics was experiencing issues that resulted in them only delivering 400,000 iPad Mini display panels, out of the two million expected.
Now, China Economic News Service is reporting that AU Optronics has fixed its production issues and is making up for lost time by ramping it up from two million panels per month to three.
AU Optronics Corp., a major maker of thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel in Taiwan, has replaced old photo masks to overcome problems in production of display panels for Apple’s new iPad mini, hence motivating Apple to increase order by 50%, according to insiders but not commented upon by AUO.
An official launch date is not yet known, but rumors are suggesting Friday, November 2nd as a possible date. However, we won’t know anything until Apple officially announces it at their October 23′rd event.