Shortages Seen For iPad, iPhone After Earthquake
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused enough disruption to Apple's component supply chain that shortages of the iPad and iPhone are likely for the rest of this month and possibly longer, an analyst said Wednesday.
According to AppleInsider, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster wrote that divisions of Mitsubishi and Toshiba, two of Apple's key suppliers, have shut down operations to assess damages. Munster, however, predicted that the disruptions will likely only cause Apple's revenue to fall around 1 percent for the current quarter.
Meanwhile, in an email obtained by Boy Genius Report, Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered support to the company's team in Japan.