Additional possibilities of the stop in production range from a seasonal drop in consumer demand, a possible change in panel suppliers, the change in demand towards the new iPad mini or even the possibility of an update on the panel design. (Can anyone say 3D screens?)
Interesting to note, the drop in demand has not had an effect on demand at the other manufacturers, which is also adding to the confusion surrounding the speculation for the stoppage. Clouding the issue even more is the fundamental change in the health of Sharp as well (They lost nearly $6 billion last year alone). Sources from Samsung say that their production schedule and inventory counts haven't changed and that Apple hasn't changed anything with their relationship.
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