Apple gets 60% global touch panel supply, might make life hard for competitors

While a couple of mobile companies are hi-fiving themselves at their successful tablet launches in Barcelona, they might be in for rude shock come production time. DigiTimes has just reported that Apple has just secured 60% of global touch panel capacity for their own use. What this means is that other tablet manufacturers that don’t have their own manufacturing capability might have some trouble acquiring touch panels that they’ll use for their own tablets. Unfortunate coincidence or strategic move for Apple?

Source: DigiTimes