“Industry research firm IHS iSuppli, which has been offering analysis of the construction of Apple‘s iPad 2 in recent days, this afternoon said that while many of the components in the iPad can be replaced with sources outside of Japan, the glass and the battery in the iPad may be more difficult to swap out,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s.
“The former may be sourced from Asahi Glass, which has reported damage to multiple facilities,” Ray reports. “Apple has not confirmed Asahi is the maker of the glass, but iSuppli speculates that Asahi is the provider based on inspection of the iPad’s screen.”
Ray reports, “The battery cells inside the battery pack appear to be made in Apple’s Japan subsidiary, even though the final battery pack is assembled in China.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]