With the launch of the WiFi iPad coming in less than 30 days, there has been some potentially bad news floating around.
The March 2010 launch of the iPad may experience problems from a delayed launch or a limited number of units available for sale. The report comes from Digital Daily on a research note from analyst Peter Misek that cites a “manufacturing bottleneck” at Apple’s Hon Hai Precision manufacturing partner.
“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.”
The report does not indicate a source of the information, so it is difficult to say if this is true. However, over the last year, many “analyst” reports have been wrong on many news pieces regarding Apple but if the iPad supply constraints come true, this will create many angry customers who have been patiently waiting for months for the iPad, or an Apple Tablet.
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