Earthquake and Tsunami problems in Japan could delay Apple iPhone 4 and iPad 2 shipments
posted by Alan F. / Mar 17, 2011, 12:09 PM
Toshiba produces 40% of the world's flash memory while Mitsubishi Gas produces BT resin for Apple's circuit boards. But Munster points out that Apple uses multiple suppliers which lessens the reliance on one particular company and helps the company continue production even when a one-two punch of natural disasters takes place. The analyst said, " This strategy has proven to be an effective way for Apple to leverage its balance sheet and its position as one of the largest buyers of many of the components it uses; moreover, this strategy may prove particularly helpful if supply is limited and pricing increases. Finally, we believe Apple buys futures on important components, which will help offset near-term pricing swings. Our conclusion is that Apple is well positioned to suffer proportionally less than its competitors."
- Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
I can't believe that after everything that has happened, all you care about is how Apple will handle production pandemoniums. Please pay respect to the victims of the earthquake. Yes, ipad and iphone shipments may be delayed but who the hell cares? I think even fanboys wouldn't care in times like this. (Btw, I'm an Apple fanboy) Even Apple doesn't care. What concerns the people now is how they could help Japan by any means necessary. Please, stop these crap.
posted on Mar 17, 2011, 12:25 PM 5
Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009
Are you idiots kidding me? This is a CELLPHONE/TECHIE news website. Phonearena is reporting the appropriate news! Not a single word in this article is insensitive or offensive in any way. This article is not saying that Japan needs to worry about this. It merely is stating one of the many effects of the recent events in Japan. Of course our hearts all go out to the victims in Japan, but if you want news about the more important issues of the aftermath go to CNN or MSNBC or turn on the TV. If you want to hear about cell phones, tablets, and the like, then come here. No one is saying that late shipments of Apple electronics is a bigger deal than a tsunami. They are just saying that it is a relevant piece of news that comes from the disaster. Phonearena has done nothing wrong, lighten up jerks.
posted on Mar 17, 2011, 9:23 PM 4
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