According to a brief report on DigiTimes, Apple plans to increase its 3rd quarter iPad 2 numbers and ship 12-14 million devices, up from 7-9 million units in the 2nd.
“In order to significantly increase its shipments in the third quarter, Apple has been piling up its inventory of iPad 2 components such as panels in the second quarter to minimize the risk of facing component shortages,” claims market watchers in the DigiTimes report.
Apple won’t be the only company benefiting from the number increase. Component suppliers including LG Display, Catcher Technology, TPK Holdings and Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation will certainly benefit from higher part orders.
DigiTimes’ sources are not the only ones upping iPad forecasts. Charlie Wolf with investment banking firm Needham & Co. recently raised his iPad forecast from 7.5 million to 9 million units for Q3 of this year. According to Barrons, Wolf revised his forecast due to a lack of any real iPad competition in the marketplace.
While competitors have rushed to launch competing tablets, they have made an imperceptible dent in the trajectory of iPad sales. They have been unable to undercut the price of the iPad; and they’ve fallen woefully short in matching its features, ease-of-use and the number of applications written for the device. Indeed, the only risk in our forecast is on the supply, not the demand side.
While Apple’s iPad has faced a number of worthy competitors, none have managed to gain the traction that the iPad has enjoyed over the past 14 months. Based on current forecasts, it looks like Apple will continue to enjoy this lead for the foreseeable future.
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The Hungribles are tiny creatures with huge appetites and cravings so powerful they can pull food right from the air and into their drooling mouths. Satisfy their voracious appetites by feeding them tasty orbs, but beware, when the Hungribles team up, it’ll be quite a task to feed them all.
Hungribles is a new skill shot puzzle game, brought to you by Futuremark Game Studio. The aim of the game is to feed the Hungribles and make them happy, which you do by launching yummy orbs from a mushroom slingshot. Pull the slingshot back with one finger on the screen, slide to aim, and then let go and your food will fly into the Hungribles waiting mouths.
Each Hungrible’s appetite will affect the tasty orb as it flies through the air, and the challenge in the game is predicting the trajectory of the orbs and deciding on an optimal feeding order.
Want to meet the Hungribles? Here they are:
- Chops – Chops is always hungry. His cravings pull food through the air and if you feed him an orb, he expands in delight.
- Dibs – Dibs’ appetite is ravenous one minute and stuffed the next. Feeding him orbs triggers mood swings.
- Bonker – After eating an orb, Bonker’s appetite shrinks. After a second orb, it disappears completely and he retreats inside his shell.
- Izzy – Izzy is shy and often asleep, leaving just a small section of his shell open for feeding.
- Ratt – Ratt hates eating. And everything else. Tasty orbs snap him out of his dark moods, but feeding him is tough when he always pushes food away.
- Puffee – When Puffee lets out a puff, it reverses the effect of all nearby hunger fields.
- Booga – Booga likes to share. When you feed him, he splits the orb in half and shoots two pieces out of his booga-nozzles.
Hungribles is coming to an iDevice near you this summer. We can’t wait to play it here at PadGadget! It looks like the next hit physics puzzler game. Check out the video, and keep an eye out for it later this year.
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