Arnold Kim for MacRumors writes:
DigiTimes reports that shipments of both the iPad mini and iMac are expected to be constrained throughout 2012. In both cases, display production appears to be the limiting factor.
For the iPad mini, the panels have reportedly seen low yield rates, especially from one of Apple’s suppliers. As a result, Apple may only reach 6 million of an estimated 10 million target for iPad mini shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Apple has become so meticulous about the design of its products, to the point that it delays the production process due to manufacturing difficulties. Coupled with high demand, it’s unsurprising to hear that the ultra-thin iMac and anodized aluminum iPad mini will experience supply constraints into 2013.