IPad And Other Tablet Shipments May Suffer From Component Shortage Through May

Posted: Apr 29 2011, 8:46am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple


Buy This Now On Amazon

The iPad 1-2 weeks online shipping delay might stay in effect next month.

The Japanese earthquake has a longer term impact on electronic component supplies. Digitimes reports today that shortages of components needed to make tablets are in effect at least until the 2nd half of May. Right now the Apple Store ships the iPad with 1-2 weeks delay. This might continue to be the case throughout May.

Supplies of gyroscopes, memory chips and even the resin for IC substrate production will run short in May.

The report also claims that a number of tablet makers have already reduced their targeted shipments. Apple is seen to have the most leverage in the supply chain with their prepaid deals. But of course at some point even pre-paid deals will not help if there is just no supply available.

Why this is important:
The iPad 2 sales numbers have been lower than expected last quarter because of supply issues. Continued supply issues will hurt sales for the current quarter.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem

Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.




comments powered by Disqus