Apple's China-based iPad assembler, Foxconn, is adding new assembly lines to meet holiday demand, Joseph Tsai of Digitimes reports.
The new lines are at Foxconn's new plants in Chengdu (most iPads are assembled at Foxconn's facility in Shenxhen, which can make 2.5 million iPads a month).
Currently, the new Chengdu lines can only pump out 10,000 iPads per day. Foxconn will eventually add 50 more production lines increasing their output to 40 million iPads in 2011.
iPad production in Oct-Nov-Dec is expected to be close to 7 million units, which will make 15 million for the year.
The iPad 2 is expected to come to the production line at the first of the year.