We recently reported
that a Canadian brokerage firm, Canaccord Adams, was suggesting that production problems at contract manufacturer Foxconn was limiting the number of iPads ready at launch to 300,000 from the 1 million originally planned. Now, Apple is pushing back the launch date for the device to April 3rd from the late March release date that was expected. Apple spokesperson Natalie Harrison would not go into details or give an explanation for the delay. Earlier reports said that Foxconn was having problems with the touchscreen glass that will be used on the tablet. The first iPad model to be released will be the Wi-Fi models that will retail for $499, $599 or $699 depending on the size of the data storage capacity. In late April, Apple is expected to launch the Wi-Fi/3G capable models that will sell for $629, $729 or $829. U.S. customers will be able to pre-order both versions of the device on Apple's web site starting March 12th. Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek expects the Cupertino based firm to sell 1.2 million units in fiscal 2010.