“In a research note this morning, Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek says he’s been [hearing] rumblings that production issues at Apple’s manufacturing partners may keep the company’s iPad in short supply when it first goes on sale,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
Paczkowski reports, “‘We have … heard that the upcoming iPad launch may be somewhat limited as a manufacturing bottleneck has impacted production of Apple’s newest device,’ Misek writes. ‘An unspecified production problem at the iPad’s manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision, will likely limit the launch region to the US and the number of units available to roughly 300K in the month of March, far lower than the company’s initial estimate of 1,000K units. The delay in production ramp will likely impact Apple’s April unit estimate of 800K as well. It is also possible that, given the limited number of units available in March, the launch will be delayed for a month.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Regardless of the veracity of Misek’s claims, if you want one of the first iPads in the world, we advise pre-ordering yours as soon as Apple begins taking pre-orders.