Apple has finally been able to accomplish what it has been trying to do for months: produce more iPads every month. Demand for the tablet device has always been on the rise ever since the iPad was introduced on April 3rd and there are no signs of things slowing down even after five months or reports of rivals getting ready to enter the scene.
So 2 million iPads will be leaving Apple production lines every month, up from the 1 million that the company is now able to churn out. Delivery time has also been brought down from the current several days to a more promising 24 hours. Though it’s just for the North American market that the new delivery schedule will be relevant, it’s still good news worldwide as there is a hundred percent jump in iPad production. So with twice the number of iPads making it to the market, delivery schedules every where else are bound to shrink at some point as the benefit will surely trickle down soon.
The increase in iPad production is the result of continued effort on part of Apple, which has been pressuring its suppliers to deliver more. The reason is obvious, for the Cupertino based company has just now been able to catch up with the demand for the tablet – more than 5 months after it was first launched and there are still many regions across the globe where the iPad is yet to be officially launched. No wonder Apple is aiming to produce a whopping 2 million iPads a month now that the festive season is drawing closer, which is when demand for the tablet device is likely to witness a sharp upward trajectory.
Remember this will also be the time when many of the iPad’s rivals will be ready for a market launch and if Apple indeed manages to sell about 3 million iPads a month during November and December, the company will gain significantly from the iPad business alone, something that experts believe might even nudge it ahead of its rival Microsoft for the first time in history.