Pegatron CEO: Weak iPad mini Demand in Q2’13?

Tim Culpan, Bloomberg:

A decline in revenue from the iPad Mini “is more on demand, while price has been stable,” Pegatron Chief Executive Officer Jason Cheng said. “Not just tablets, also e-books and games consoles, almost every item is moving in a negative direction.”

No CEO of an Apple supplier talks specifics, so Philip Elmer-Dewitt asked Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng for clarification:

“After the meeting, one reporter from Bloomberg approached me, trying to dig out detail numbers about some specific product. I clearly refused to comment on specific products, nor customers, even though he continued with other questions. I did say those words that he quotes me in the article “more on demand, while price has been stable”…, “almost every item is moving in a negative direction”…; “Not just tablets, also e-books and games consoles”. But I did not say anything associated with any specific products.

Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng did not say demand for the iPad mini is down.