iPad Manufacturing Holdup Could Mean Launch Day Shortages, Delays
According to a new research note from Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek, supplies of the iPad may run low later this month due to a “manufacturing bottleneck” with their partner, Hon Hai Precision. There’s a chance it could limit distribution in the US, or even result in them delaying the launch altogether.
“We have … heard that the upcoming iPad launch may be somewhat limited as a manufacturing bottleneck has impacted production of Apple’s newest device,” Misek writes. “An unspecified production problem at the iPad’s manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision, will likely limit the launch region to the US and the number of units available to roughly 300K in the month of March, far lower than the company’s initial estimate of 1,000K units. The delay in production ramp will likely impact Apple’s April unit estimate of 800K as well. It is also possible that, given the limited number of units available in March, the launch will be delayed for a month.”
[via Digital Daily]