Apple Preparing for The Great Retina Display Shortage of 2012
The way this prospect is being discussed across the tech blogosphere today, you would think the subject matter was something ominous or frightening - like locusts, the plague, or Snooki becoming a mom.
But in reality, the fear everyone is talking about is the potential for a widespread Retina Display shortage after the iPad 3 is mass produced and introduced to consumers later this month. According to a DigiTimes report today, an "insufficient supply of high resolution displays" could cause industry-wide production problems for the remainder of the spring.
This comes as such a shock. I mean, Apple products and their components are always readily available with supply perpetually meeting demand (insert sarcasm here). Nonetheless, sources in the supply chain say it could take close to a month of aggressive production to get back on track with the level of Retina Display production necessary to keep pace with demand in the coming months.
According to the assessment of industry insiders close to the iPad 3 production schedule, the third-generation tablet may be in short supply or not readily available until late March or early April. Of course, that's just the scuttlebutt. Apple may have more to say about this next Wednesday.