Manufacturing Setback For iPad?
Apple may be looking at a limited availability for its new iPad device when it launches later this month, due to a "manufacturing bottleneck." That's according to an analyst note issued Monday, as cited by AppleInsider.com.
Analyst Peter Misek of Canaccord Adams wrote in a note to investors early Monday that the production problem may limit the number of iPads available at launch to just 300,000. The problem, Misek said, could either prevent Apple from releasing the device outside the U.S. at first, or even to delay the launch altogether.
The device was expected to launch with 800,000 units. However, Misek still projected the company will sell 1.2 million iPad units in the 2010 fiscal year.