Last weekend Best Buy had a special promotion running for the iPad 2, they were going to sell off stock they had kept back for the event. Unfortunately like other retailers stock levels can’t keep up with demand. To help alleviate this Apple have allegedly added another company to their suppliers of screen parts for the device.
An article over at Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has enlisted an affiliate of Foxconn Technology Group, to supply sensors for the iPad 2 screen. Chimei Innolux will start supplying Apple with the parts next month according to some sources close to the matter. The sensors allow the iPad to recognize the movements of the user’s fingers on the screen.
If the rumors are true it could strengthen the ties between Apple and Foxconn, who assemble the iPhone and iPad. Both sides have so far declined to comment on the rumors, so for now that’s all they are.
It must make sense for Apple if they can add to their suppliers to try and keep up with demand for its device. This year looks like will be a massive one for the iPad, as it continues to dominate the tablet market.