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
  • Display 9.7 inches
    768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 0.7 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A5, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 6944 mAh
  • OS iOS 9.x

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