ApleTaiwanese online edition Digitimes, citing its sources in the environment of local electronics assemblers reports that Apple has begun to reduce the volume of orders for the production of tablets iPad Mini.

Recall that not long before several analyst firms have predicted the imminent collapse of the volume of orders.

So, Digitimes reports that the company AU Optronics, which supplies LCD panels for Apple iPad Mini in the current quarter to put the needs of the Apple 2,5-2,8 million panels, whereas in the previous quarter, the figure was 4,000,000 panels.

At the same time, sources in the environment, manufacturers say that Apple warned its partners about the upcoming reduction in orders for iPad Mini. According to Digitimes, the decline in orders due to competition in the market as a 7-inch tablet, and the upcoming release of the new iPad mini with a Retina-display.

Digitimes notes that only in the first quarter, Apple has ordered from Asian producers about 10 million panels for the iPad Mini. Much of the company’s orders moved LG Display.