Pegatron Technology is the company that handles the production of the iPad Mini, among many other gadgets. Apparently they’ve received some strong orders for Q1 2013, as far as the iPad Mini is concerned. Pegatron had a strong series of months, with the latest revenues in November increasing by 64% compared to last year.
Apple will adjust its orders strategy over the following quarters, outsourcing the majority of the iPad orders and a bit of the iPhone orders to Pegatron for the next 3 years. The rest will be handled by Foxconn, so if 60% of the tablets orders are placed at Pegatron, 40% goes to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). The info comes from the usual sources among the component suppliers and other similar companies. Shipments of the iPad Mini are predicted to reach 8-10 million units by the end of 2012.
Considering the tablet has just recently been released in China, the strong demand could extend to the end of the first quarter, 2013. Just look at the iPhone 5 and how well it’s doing in China. If that’s an indication we’re in for yet another profitable quarter for Apple and its partners.