The displays size could be a challenge to suppliers, who may be unable to make usable screens in the quantities Apple needs, said Andrew Rassweiler, an analyst at research firm ISuppli Corp. in El Segundo, California. The 9.7-inch (25- centimeter) screen, larger than that of the iPhone, is made by South Koreas LG Display Co. and Samsung Electronics Co., and Japans Seiko Epson Corp., according to ISuppli.
We understand that the yields on the display have been low and that theyre creating a production bottleneck, Rassweiler said in an interview. That they have been doing it for the iPhone for some time is great, but once you go to 9.7 inches, it is a much more complicated process.
Apple recently announced that "Faced with this surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May."