According to the estimates of market analysts, in the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple sells about 1.7-2.6 million iPad Pro, despite the problems with the supply of a 12.9-inch displays for the new device.
Despite some problems in the production of iPad Pro and stylus Apple Pencil, in the fourth quarter of this year, Apple could sell between 2.4 million to 2.6 12.9-inch tablets. This opinion is shared by analysts at KGI Securities. Experts estimates RBC Capital Markets more restrained – about 1.7 million units. And in that and in other case, according to Business Insider, sales of the iPad Pro will outsell all tablets Microsoft Surface line.
The only supplier of a 12.9-inch displays for iPad Pro is by far the Sharp. But by the end of this year can join it and the South Korean company Samsung, working with Apple is not the first year. Analysts confirm the presence of deficiency Apple Pencil, the delivery time is up to 4-5 weeks from the time of ordering.
In the first quarter of 2016 delivery of the iPad Pro is expected to decrease by 10%. Exclusive order for the production of processors for the iPad Pro A9X got the Taiwanese company TSMC, the supply of controllers engaged in a Parade, and the Assembly of the tablets performs Foxconn.
According to analysts, Apple is experiencing difficulties with the release of Apple’s Pencil stylus from the complexity of the Assembly of the accessory. These problems can negatively affect the final sales of the iPad Pro.