Timing is everything. That could be the message from news Apple�s chief iPad 2 supplier is expected to churn out 20 million of the tablets for the third quarter � just in time for the all-important holiday sales period. Shipments of the iPad 2 for the quarter were already expected to hit 14 million, thus topping the last period�s 9.25 million tablets Apple sold. The jump in shipping by Foxconn marks a �42.8 percent increase� from the company�s July projection, reports Taiwan Economic News. The supplier�s parent, Hon Hai �stressed that it is normal to forecast a shipment surge in the third quarter, a booming season for the electronic industry.� But here�s another incident where the importance of timing can be critical. LG Display, which makes the LCD displays for the iPad 2, have just solved a quality control problem that had essentially cut production numbers in half. The company was able to ship 4 million iPad 2 displays in August after a July where production slacked off to about 2.5 or 2.6 million 9.7-inch displays, DigiTimes reported Friday. Earlier this week, Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves forecast Apple would ship 16.5 million iPads during this quarter, a 49 percent increase over previous estimates. JP Morgan�s Mark Moskowitz seemed to echo that positive outlook, telling investors �Beyond the iPad, there has not been another high-volume tablet offering, yet.�

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