Earlier this week, it was reported that the iPad may experience limited quantities at launch due to various production problems. The report further suggested that the actual release date could be pushed back, dropping the original March 2010 release for an April 2010 time frame.
Today, DigiTimes is reporting that Foxconn’s suppliers for the iPad are anticipating no production shortages or delays for iPad components. They expect that Foxconn will be able to ship approximately 700,000 iPad units in March, followed by 1,000,000 more units in April 2010.
In response to reports that initial volumes of Apple’s iPad in late March will be lower than originally planned and the launch will be only in the US market because production by Foxconn Electronics has been delayed, Foxconn’s component suppliers have said their supplies are on schedule and Foxconn should be able to ship 600,000-700,000 iPads in March and one million units in April.
So from the sound of it, it would seem that the iPad is on schedule to release at the end of this month. This is good news for everyone waiting for the iPad, as the potential crisis has been averted.
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