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Apple’s iPad Pro may be in short supply due to lack of displays

Apple announced its new slew of iOS products last week, one of them being the massive 12-inch iPad Pro tablet. The new device will be available in November though a new rumour suggests that they may be limited in units due to a display panel shortage.

According to a supply-chain source, Apple's IGZO panel for the iPad Pro is only supplied by Sharp, with LG only available to produce a small volume of them starting in November. Samsung will then step in at some point in 2016. This rumour comes from DigiTimes, which can be pretty hit and miss on these things so take it all with a pinch of salt.

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The iPad Pro will start shipping in November as planned but stock will sit at around three million units for the fourth quarter of this year if this report is to be believed. If the iPad Pro takes off in the way that Apple is hoping, then customers may have a hard time getting their hands on one around Christmas.

The iPad Pro was revealed last week, featuring a 12.9-inch display and a powerful A9x chip, which offers around twice the performance of last year's A8x found on the iPad Air 2. The range starts at $799 for the 32GB model and goes up over $999 if you want the 128GB model. Unfortunately, UK pricing has not yet been announced.

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KitGuru Says: This is all rumour so this information may not be entirely accurate. However, Apple rumours have a tendency to pan out, the company isn't too great at keeping secrets. Do any of you own an iPad? What do you think of the Pro? I think I'd rather stick to the regular iPad Air myself. 

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