Goldman Sachs analyst: Apple to have production difficulties with the new iPad, may lead to limited availability at launch

Goldman Sachs analyst: Apple to have production difficulties with the new iPad, may lead to limited availability at launch
Citing sources in Apple's supply chain, Bill Shope, a Goldman Sachs analyst, said in a note to investors that the ultra-thin glass screen of the iPad 2 could cause production difficulties, which may lead to a limited launch when the Apple tablet is released - and rumours are that this is going to happen immediately after its announcement, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

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.

via: AppleInsider

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iPad 2
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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 6944 mAh



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: Feb 07, 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....

4. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Oh my, it's you again, lol.

3. Rob unregistered

Thinner glass? I hope their incorporating some kind of flexible display technology.

5. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Whos the hater giving everyone negatives? Life please!!


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7. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Well we know lots of people don't know left from right. Or now it seems, up from down.

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