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Apple Faces iPad Production Delays Due to Screen Shortages

Apple Faces iPad Production Delays Due to Screen Shortages

Posted April 19, 2010 at 3:46pm by iClarified · 4695 views
Apple is struggling to get enough of the touch screens used in the iPad due to higher then expected demand, according to a Bloomberg report.

The display’s 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 Korea’s LG Display Co. and Samsung Electronics Co., and Japan’s Seiko Epson Corp., according to ISuppli.

“We understand that the yields on the display have been low and that they’re 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."

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t11chb - April 19, 2010 at 4:04pm
Should have been anticipated, simple as that!
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