The figures mentioned in the title of the post may be high for you but for Apple it has become more of a usual thing. iSuppli, a research firm believes that with iPad component availability increasing and improving, the Cupertinos are well on track of shipping 13.8 million Apple Tablet units by the end of 2010.

The research firm, just like many of us acknowledged the fact of iPad being on everyone’s must have list and the only thing standing between the magical gadget and a strong fourth quarter sale is keeping up with the production demand which now seems to be under control:

In its previous iPad forecasts, iSuppli noted that the only constraint on shipment growth now is production—and not demand,” said Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli. The only factor limiting production is the availability of key iPad components, such as the Field Fringe Switching (FFS) LCD panels, projected capacitive touch screens and NAND flash. Despite ongoing yield issues, Apple’s suppliers have steadily increased monthly production to meet Apple’s demand. Production rates are now on target to meet the expected strong fourth-quarter sales.

If the forecast turns out to be right which is highly probable, iPad will have a high flying 2011 which will see Cupertinos ship an impressive 43.7M units of iPad in the coming year.

[via iSuppli]



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