Apple has reduced its orders for display panels from AU Optronics, the company that supplies the panels for the iPad Mini. The firm will now ship only 2.5 million to 2.8 million units in the second quarter, which is down from 4 million shipped in the first quarter.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is cutting its orders due to a slowdown in iPad Mini shipments for the rest of the second quarter. The disinterest among the consumers to buy new devices is said to be the main reason behind the decline of iPad Mini shipments.
However, the report also claims that Apple is expected to ship about 10 million iPad Mini units during the second quarter, which is of course not a bad number, especially in what is considered to be a slow purchasing period.
AUO is expected to play an even lesser role as a supplier for iPad Mini display panels due to internal production issues. LG and Sharp are expected to take over as primary suppliers in the coming quarter.