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iPad Production Capacity Reportedly Increased

Anticipated iPad demand this Christmas reportedly has Apple’s Chinese iPad maker Foxconn bringing in added capacity

Anticipated iPad demand this Christmas reportedly has Apple's Chinese iPad maker Foxconn bringing in added capacity.

According to Digitimes, Foxconn, which is capable of producing 2.5 million units a month at its plants in Shenzhen - provided it's got all the components - has also started mass producing the dingus at its new plants in Chengdu where it can currently churn out another 10,000 units a day.

Quoting sources it says Foxconn plans to set up about 50 production lines in Chengdu where annual maximum capacity could reach about 40 million units.

Jefferies thinks there could be rush orders as soon as next week. Digitimes also heard that iPad 2 could launch at the end of Q1.

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