Most of the early bottlenecks in the supply chain have been eliminated for Apples recently introduced iPad mini with Retina display. So much so, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has increased orders for the 7.9-inch tablet in November, according to DigiTimes.
For the month, Apple has ordered 4 million iPad mini with Retina display units. This has already surpassed those for the first-generation iPad mini, sources have noted.
Meanwhile, the iPad Air continues to experience a much more stable supply compared to previous-generation devices when launched.
Shortages of Retina displays were the main reason causing the iPad mini to suffer from tight supply since manufacturing a 7-inch Retina display is more difficult than a 9.7-inch one, the sources explained.
Apple introduced both new iPads on Oct. 22. However, the second-generation iPad mini didnt launch until Nov 19. The iPad Air arrived in stores on Nov. 1.