iPhone 5 and iPad 2 demand affects digital still cameras

By Chris Cook - May 3, 2011

The popularity of Apple devices is no secret and the demand for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5 is extremely apparent. As the popularity continues what affects are they having on other electronic consumer devices.

Today we have news of the affect the demand for these Apple devices is having on digital still cameras, specifically the Taiwan-based DSC makers. According to DigiTimes a number of companies will suffer a decline in shipments of their products over the next quarter due to high demand for small panels used in the iPad and iPhone which will cause a shortage.

Some of the companies included are Asia Optical, Foxconn Electronics and Ability Enterprise. Despite the hit on the growth that the shortages will have on these products, the overall shipments will still be more than last year.

More details about the shortages that will take place can be found in the full article by clicking the link above. There you will also find information about the impact the Japan earthquake may have on other components in used for DSCs.

What do you think of the affects Apple device demand is having on other consumer products? Has the demand affected you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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