“Analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities said in a note to investors on Thursday that Apple began ‘aggressively attacking’ the component situation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider. “The iPhone maker reportedly sent executives to suppliers immediately to ensure adequate supply of components, and also began offering upfront cash payments.”
“Separately, White’s contacts in Taiwan also revealed that Apple is allegedly securing component capacity using what is known as a ‘three cover guarantee,’ referring to capacity, stock and price,” Oliver reports. “Apple’s move is seen as one that could potentially block out competitors and prevent them from building ample supply of devices.”
Oliver reports, “The information comes as a separate report out of the Far East suggested that a one-month delay for Research in Motion’s PlayBook tablet was as a result of Apple securing most of the available touch panel production capacity. The delay has forced the PlayBook to go on sale after Apple’s in-demand iPad 2.”
MacDailyNews Take: Causing PlayBook resellers to spread out the Samsung Galaxy Tabs in order to protect their shelves from dust for another month.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]