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  • iPad 2 Delayed Until June?


    Citing supplier checks, a Taiwanese research firm is claiming that the iPad 2 launch may be delayed to June due to production problems. Bloomberg is quoting Yuanta Securities analysts as saying that design changes that Apple requested are leading to issues in manufacturing at Foxconn, which saw its parent company's stock drop to its lowest price since December after the report.

    According to other reports out of the Asian supply chain, production of the new iPad began at the start of 2011 and was halted for the Chinese New Year holiday this month. Analysts Vincent Chen and Allison Chen told Bloomberg that Apple had made some changes to the design before the holiday, and that Foxconn ran into problems when production was restarted. The bottleneck is reportedly so severe that it could force a delay in the release of as much as two months, pushing it close to the expected iPhone 5 release in June.

    The report also notes that several Android tablets based on the 3.0 "Honeycomb" version of the OS will be released in April and May, which the analysts say "may give the Android camp a brief window of opportunity." The delay would also cut the total number of iPads shipped in 2011 to 23 million, as opposed to earlier estimates of 30.6 million for an April launch.

    The stock price of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., which is the parent company of Foxconn, dropped 2.2 percent to NT$111.50 at the close of Taipei trading. This is the stock's lowest price since December 2.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Delayed Until June? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Please say this isnt true
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      no not june? please no, does this mean the ipad 4 wont be ready as my christmas 2011 stocking filler? *bites nails nervously*
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      I wonder what the last minute change was. I sure hope it was worth it.
    1. Nielsenius's Avatar
      Nielsenius -
      I owned an iPad WiFi + 3G from its original release until December when I sold it (good resale value). It essentially became obsolete when I got an iPhone 4. I hate it when people say that the iPad is "just a big iPhone", but in a way it is. I just hope that Apple can make some big upgrades so that it isn't just a big iPhone anymore. The iPad needs to be right in the middle between Macs and iPhones, not so close to the iPhone side.
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      D: I wanted to get one before I get shipped away in the navy, looks like that might not happen
    1. sub zero's Avatar
      sub zero -
      damn thats pretty crazy....i wonder if they were trying to make it white lol
    1. Razz's Avatar
      Razz -
      Booo. I don't know how much longer I can hold out, I might have to buy a 1st gen and sell it in june.
    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CabooseLoL View Post
      D: I wanted to get one before I get shipped away in the navy, looks like that might not happen
      Pre order, then have your family ship it to your APO...or your ship, depending on your duty station. I have many things shipped to my AOR when I was deployed.

      I'll patiently wait to see what this "change" is before I make my decision.
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turb02 View Post
      Pre order, then have your family ship it to your APO...or your ship, depending on your duty station. I have many things shipped to my AOR when I was deployed.

      I'll patiently wait to see what this "change" is before I make my decision.
      Yeah I wanted to get it so I can play with it before boot camp lol. Then I was gonna give it to my girlfriend until I'm done and have her send it.
    1. He'sBACK's Avatar
      He'sBACK -
      i doubt they'd release a new iPad and a new iPhone in the same month...
      that pic is legit, im sure they wont wait that long.

      or maybe they got sick of updating the iPhone every year and are trying to fill the gap with the new iPad.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      June oh comeeee on!!
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      It better not look like that if they want a sale from me.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      What does this have to do with iPhone news?
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      i shall not listen to any more rumors.

      They are always wrong anyways.
    1. vdchang's Avatar
      vdchang -
      Quote Originally Posted by CabooseLoL View Post
      Yeah I wanted to get it so I can play with it before boot camp lol. Then I was gonna give it to my girlfriend until I'm done and have her send it.
      Don't give it to your girlfriend! Big mistake before leaving for the military. Give it to your family. You'll most likely have a little liberty to come back home after bootcamp anyway.
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vdchang View Post
      Don't give it to your girlfriend! Big mistake before leaving for the military. Give it to your family. You'll most likely have a little liberty to come back home after bootcamp anyway.
      you guys need to learn how to beat the system lol i buy it from a certain place that has a 90 day return policy and just return it in 3 months and get a new one until new ipad comes out...come on u guys are smart lol
    1. bobby563's Avatar
      bobby563 -
      I don't think that's likely, given that the Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are coming out in march.
      Apple is not gonna let the competition take over.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Oh No!!! Wait!...just another rumor...
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turb02 View Post
      Pre order, then have your family ship it to your APO...or your ship, depending on your duty station. I have many things shipped to my AOR when I was deployed.

      I'll patiently wait to see what this "change" is before I make my decision.
      Just make sure the custom form they have to fill out does not say exactly what it is or it will probably get stolen, just be generic with everything you have sent say "electron parts" dont put "iPad" trust me i know somebody that had an ipod and somebody else that had a 2400 dollar macbook pro stolen in the mail when it arrived to IRAQ it was an empty box....messed up too cuz it was probably taken by another service member...just good info to know good luck.
    1. jomo25's Avatar
      jomo25 -
      This rumor has already been debunked and retracted by Reuters.