Goldman Sachs analyst: Apple to have production difficulties with the new iPad, may lead to limited availability at launch
He comments on the issue:
"It appears that Apple is once again pushing the technology envelope by making the device far thinner than the original iPad, and the iPad 2's ultra-thin glass screen is generating yield issues. This appears to be more of a process problem as opposed to a technology problem, and we wouldn't be surprised to see volumes ramp fairly quickly as the process improves."
The Goldman Sachs analyst rebuffed the rumours that the iPad 2 is to be delayed, and said that the fact the new-gen Apple tablet will be available in limited quantities "should not be a major problem", not at least because it's said that this is often the case with the Cupertino-based company's products.
We'll give you up-to-the-second coverage from the Apple event tomorrow, so stay tuned and don't forget to read our iPad 2 round-up.
1. AppleFUD (unregistered)
This is almost always the case with Apple products. It's usually just hype--get yours now or they won't last. . . bla, bla, bla. . . but they never really run out do they?
Apple's high estimate of iPad sales was around 5 million. . . didn't have much problem stepping it up to fill those 17 million orders did they?
Just more Apple FUD.
2. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
What? OMG, I had no idea an apple product might be so exclusive that there will be fake shortages during the first couple weeks. I've never heard of such a thing... Another apple fail....
3. Rob (unregistered)
Thinner glass? I hope their incorporating some kind of flexible display technology.
5. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Whos the hater giving everyone negatives?
7. ibap (Posts: 719; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Well we know lots of people don't know left from right. Or now it seems, up from down.