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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...
02-22-2011, 08:45 AM #1
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.
02-22-2011, 08:48 AM #2
Please say this isnt true
02-22-2011, 09:07 AM #3
no not june? please no, does this mean the ipad 4 wont be ready as my christmas 2011 stocking filler? *bites nails nervously*iDevice-less, for once. flirting with Andy Roid atm, looking to rekindle romance if the right handset comes along
02-22-2011, 09:09 AM #4
I wonder what the last minute change was. I sure hope it was worth it.
02-22-2011, 09:16 AM #5
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.
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02-22-2011, 09:20 AM #6
D: I wanted to get one before I get shipped away in the navy, looks like that might not happen
02-22-2011, 09:25 AM #7
damn thats pretty crazy....i wonder if they were trying to make it white lol
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02-22-2011, 09:27 AM #8
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.
02-22-2011, 09:30 AM #9
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02-22-2011, 09:39 AM #11
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.
02-22-2011, 09:49 AM #12
June oh comeeee on!!
02-22-2011, 09:54 AM #13
It better not look like that if they want a sale from me.
02-22-2011, 10:00 AM #14
What does this have to do with iPhone news?
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02-22-2011, 10:01 AM #15
i shall not listen to any more rumors.
They are always wrong anyways.
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02-22-2011, 10:03 AM #16
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02-22-2011, 10:25 AM #18
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.
02-22-2011, 10:33 AM #19
Oh No!!! Wait!...just another rumor...
02-22-2011, 10:56 AM #20