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iPad 2 may be delayed until June according to analysts cited by Bloomberg

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iPad 2 may be delayed until June according to analysts cited by Bloomberg
According to Yuanta Analysts cited by Bloomberg, the launch date of the next generation iPad may be delayed until June 2011 because of design changes, which resulted in "production bottlenecks".

Vincent Chen and Alison Chen, the analysts behind this report, didn't go into details what kind of changes were made, but the bottom line is that these setbacks in production ensure it is likely that the iPad 2 won't be launched in April. According to their report:

"Our checks suggest new issues are being encountered with the new production and it is taking time to resolve them. As a number of Android 3.0 tablets are being launched in April and May, the delay in iPad 2 shipments may give the Android camp a brief window of opportunity."

It's further claimed in this report that if a delay does occur, the forecasted shipments of iPad 2 units for 2011 will decrease from 30.6 million to 23 million.

The next generation iPad is said to be thinner, lighter and faster. Moreover, it's almost certain that the yet unreleased Apple tablet will have a front-facing camera.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 22 Feb 2011, 08:16 1

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


They probably realized that a 1MP camera just wouldn't cut it! Also, they decided to put in a USB port an advanced Pixel Qi like screen and put on Mac OS with iOS integration..

Well, one can only dream..

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 08:49 1

2. mjh (unregistered)


I think you are correct. They are retooling so they can compete with android and other tablets on the way.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 09:10 1

3. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


They release flagship products every June, so this should be no surprise.

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