Apple May Face More Supply Problems with iPad Mini

Based on the latest tech news and rumors, Apple’s iPad mini could present a host of challenges to the Asian supply chain.

Based on the Apple’s iPad Mini is tough to produce, according to one analyst quoted by CNET today.

Due to the tiny tablet’s complex design, Apple’s supply chain is having a tough time producing it, says Brian White, a Topeka Capital analyst.

“Despite continued yield challenges, the supply chain feels the much anticipated iPad Mini is on track to reach acceptable volume levels for a launch over the next month,” White speculated yesterday. “That said, we believe that supply constraints will initially hold back the full sales potential during the first month or so of the launch.”

The rumored but widely-expected new iPad mini is expected to be revealed at an Apple media event later this month. White maintains that Apple could sell upwards of 7 million units before the end of 2012.