We’ve previously seen reports that Apple’s upcoming iPad Mini 2 could be hard to find at launch because of supply constraints, caused by the slow Retina Display panels production. However, Apple’s production of the upcoming fifth-generation iPad was plagued with the same issue - panel supply constraints.
According to a research note obtained by ChinaPost, Apple seems to have worked out the supply issues with the iPad 5 by adding a new supplier. Analyst Skye Chen said the following:
No details regarding the production of the next-gen iPad Mini have been shared, but if Apple releases the tablet tomorrow, then this means the bottlenecks have been solved.“We believe the panel supply issues will ease this month due to LG Display's improving yield rates and new supply from Samsung.”