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Production bottlenecks at Apple manufacturing partner Hon Hai could delay the next-generation of Apple's iPad until June, a new report claims.

Analysts Vincent Chen and Alison Chen with Taiwan-based research firm Yuanta Securities Co. issued the report, Bloomberg said on Monday.

"Our checks suggest new issues are being encountered with the new production and it is taking time to resolve them, said Chen. "As a number of Android 3.0 tablets are being launched in April and May, the delay in iPad 2 shipments may give the Android camp a brief window of opportunity."

According to the analysts, design changes made before the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday earlier this month have caused the delay. A June launch would also likely coincide with the release of the next-generation iPhone, which has typically occurred every June.

Hon Hai stock dropped 2 percent on the Taipei index Monday to its lowest close since Dec. 2 last year.

The Yuanta report contradicts earlier reports also out of Asia that claim the iPad had already begun production this month. Earlier this month, reports emerged that Apple could be planning a small event in March to mark the unveiling of the second-generation iPad.

On Monday, news that T-Mobile and Orange in the U.K. have reduced their prices for the entry-level 16GB iPad prompted speculation that the carriers were hoping to clear inventory ahead of an updated iPad from Apple.

It has also been suggested that the Cupertino, Calif., company would refresh the iPad ahead of the usual 12-month product cycle.

The next iPad is expected to include a FaceTime-ready camera, as well as improved internals, such as more RAM, a faster CPU and dual-core graphics. Some reports have also mentioned the possibility of e-wallet capabilities and a high-resolution Retina display.

For more information on the upcoming iPad update, please see Appleinsider's iPad information archive.
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It's not going to have a Retina display, so let's dispel that bit of nonsense right now.

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post #3 of 47
Some of the iPad rumors lately seem absolutely ridiculous and downright dumb, like the recent iPad3 coming out in the fall rumor.

Nobody here knows for sure what the real deal is, but this rumor seems more plausible than some of the others. I don't think that Apple is in any big rush to release the iPad2. They should just take their time and get it right. I'm probably going to pick up an iPad2 but I don't really care if it comes out in April,May or even June.
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has anyone realized that ALL the rumurs are just pure phantasy? whoever invents them has NO clue about what really is going on. but every rumor is creating hope, because people WANT to hear that the ipad comes out soon, has an usb connector or is cheaper / smaller etc.

maybe we should stop all this crap. stop writing about every stupid rumor, that isn't even a rumor, but a guess or wish from someone. i like to hear rumors with facts! rumors of people who know it because they saw a prototype at foxcon. but i am fed up with these pure phantasy rumors. no more please!
post #5 of 47
Apple would still probably sell more ipad v1.0's than xooms, playbooks, tabs put together up until ipad2 is released even if delayed. Personally I would welcome a delayed release schedule as I think the 12 month cycles for a product of this class is too quick. I am still in love with my ipad and would hate for it to be superceeded with a newer model so soon.

Saying that I did upgrade to the iphone4 as soon as it came out even though I was on 3GS for only 6 months and it felt like an old device very fast.
post #6 of 47
Don't believe the story. Source is not reputable.
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Production bottlenecks at Apple manufacturing partner Hon Hai could delay the next-generation of Apple's iPad until June, a new report claims.
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On Monday, news that T-Mobile and Orange in the U.K. have reduced their prices for the entry-level 16GB iPad prompted speculation that the carriers were hoping to clear inventory ahead of an updated iPad from Apple.

It has also been suggested that the Cupertino, Calif., company would refresh the iPad ahead of the usual 12-month product cycle.

Two rumors for the price of one. 1st iPad2 is late and a few paragraphs later its early. Is it just me - or are all analysts now reading tea leaves and hoping to see their names in the media
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It's not going to have a Retina display, so let's dispel that bit of nonsense right now.

yeah, tired already of reading retina display for iPad 2 again and again which is not even going to be there no matter how much i wish it to be there.

my way or the highway...

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How the heck has SpamSandwich generated more than 10,000 comments since 2005.

Even the auto Apple Insider user has only generated 9,000ish since 1997 or such like.

I mean sure, they are true to their name, spamsandwich, but it is mind boggling.

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post #10 of 47
Source: sell! sell! sell!

(behind the scenes: buy buy buy...bwahahahahah)
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How the heck has SpamSandwich generated more than 10,000 comments since 2005.

bla bla bla bla...

At least his post was on topic. Yours? Not so much...


Anyway, this rumor, if true, would be a personal disaster for me. After years of chipping away, I finally switched my brother to a Mac. Now he wants an iPad. He has been waiting for V2 for 3 months now and calls me to discus every new rumor. Ay ay ay! another few months?
Dude is a lawyer married to a lawyer--just buy one now and buy one when V2 comes out--sheesh!
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Two rumors for the price of one. 1st iPad2 is late and a few paragraphs later its early. Is it just me - or are all analysts now reading tea leaves and hoping to see their names in the media

I see the "Grim" in the leaves!
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How the heck has SpamSandwich generated more than 10,000 comments since 2005.

Even the auto Apple Insider user has only generated 9,000ish since 1997 or such like.

I mean sure, they are true to their name, spamsandwich, but it is mind boggling.

Is the fabled legend, the one who truly has no life. Can it be him!

Why not ask him? In a PM. Instead of this thread, where it doesn't belong.

Or ask me. I did 16,000+ from aught six to aught nine; it's certainly not impossible.

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post #14 of 47
Why June? Even if there is a complication or two, surely if the goal was to release the iPad let's say in March, the product would come to market as close to that date as possible. That there could be a complication causing a delay is plausible. That at this point in time it would be possible to pin down the delay to three months, sounds dubious.

It's beginning to look like Apple is just having a little fun with us and their competitors. Float so many rumours that in the end we all conclude that the unnamed sources are out to lunch. Brilliant, really.
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Source: sell! sell! sell!

(behind the scenes: buy buy buy...bwahahahahah)

exactly. I'm poised to buy a few more this week, or perhaps today if the price id right.
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Ya' know...

what strikes me as odd, about this rumor, and several others, is the bit about the delay caused by the Chinese New Year.

Tim Cook set up the supply-chain and has a reputation sans rival in supply-chain management.

It is inconceivable that Tim would not have factored the Chinese New Year break into his planning.


Then. there is this article:

iPhone 5 Might Not Launch Until September


This, too, appears to be related to supply-chain uncertainties.

So, Apple, who is paying billions to schedule parts and manufacturing capacity to keep the supply-chain humming -- suddenly has forgotten how to do basic scheduling?

Something is wrong with the picture being painted!

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post #17 of 47
I have been waiting since November!!!.... If ti is late I wonder what this does to the IPAD 3 rumor which according to what I read was supposed to come out 6 months after the 2.

But these are all rumors and we should probably just ignore and wait to see what apple does.
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has anyone realized that ALL the rumurs are just pure phantasy? whoever invents them has NO clue about what really is going on. but every rumor is creating hope, because people WANT to hear that the ipad comes out soon, has an usb connector or is cheaper / smaller etc.

maybe we should stop all this crap. stop writing about every stupid rumor, that isn't even a rumor, but a guess or wish from someone. i like to hear rumors with facts! rumors of people who know it because they saw a prototype at foxcon. but i am fed up with these pure phantasy rumors. no more please!

Oh the people who invent these rumors know exactly what is going on. It's all about manipulating stock prices. A move of a dollar or two in Apple's stock could mean millions in profit. A rumor about Jobs's health last week and Apple dropped $7. Now we have a rumored delay of a rumored product (nothing has been confirmed about anything), followed by a nail biting analysis of how this will open a window of opportunity for the competition. All of it is pure bat shit gossip. But it generates ad clicks for tech tabloids like AppleInsider so it is front page news.

No, these scumbags know exactly what they are doing. And I fall for it every time. Shame on me.
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At least his post was on topic. Yours? Not so much...


Anyway, this rumor, if true, would be a personal disaster for me. After years of chipping away, I finally switched my brother to a Mac. Now he wants an iPad. He has been waiting for V2 for 3 months now and calls me to discus every new rumor. Ay ay ay! another few months?
Dude is a lawyer married to a lawyer--just buy one now and buy one when V2 comes out--sheesh!

Sounds like he's in the proper profession--he's cheap and wants all the perks for free. If the money was on someone else's dime he'd have already bought two.
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I've been waiting to buy one of these since last summer, but even then I wanted to wait for iPad 2.

The wait is killing me. I love ai because it always picks up on the stuff I read on other sites, but please oh please be wrong on this one! I want an iPad 2 3G to take with me overseas in May.

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post #21 of 47
Unless Apple was surprisingly able to suddenly get access to higher-resolution touchscreen displays (which means a new round of FCC and European Commission RF certification testing), I really don't believe this story.
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Unless Apple was surprisingly able to suddenly get access to higher-resolution touchscreen displays (which means a new round of FCC and European Commission RF certification testing), I really don't believe this story.

Even if Apple could get its hands on a high-res screen, I can't imagine pushing back the debut of the revised iPad by three months to incorporate the screen. Instead I imagine the iPad 2 would be brought to market as planned and the update with the higher-rea screen would be brought out sooner than later, maybe in time for the Christmas buying season.

Apple does not want the competition to bring out competitive tablets in the next month or two targeting the first-gen iPad. Instead, Apple will want the competition to release devices competing with that first-gen iPad while the iPad 2 is available with the bar raised significantly.

The high-res screen can wait.
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has anyone realized that ALL the rumurs are just pure phantasy? whoever invents them has NO clue about what really is going on. but every rumor is creating hope, because people WANT to hear that the ipad comes out soon, has an usb connector or is cheaper / smaller etc.

maybe we should stop all this crap. stop writing about every stupid rumor, that isn't even a rumor, but a guess or wish from someone. i like to hear rumors with facts! rumors of people who know it because they saw a prototype at foxcon. but i am fed up with these pure phantasy rumors. no more please!



Phantasy?
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How the heck has SpamSandwich generated more than 10,000 comments since 2005.

Even the auto Apple Insider user has only generated 9,000ish since 1997 or such like.

I mean sure, they are true to their name, spamsandwich, but it is mind boggling.

Is the fabled legend, the one who truly has no life. Can it be him!

Not hard obviously, I rarely comment and have over 4,000 since 2006. The AI count must have been reset at some point.
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post #25 of 47
Having established a regular annual update schedule for iOS devices in April, June and Sept I can't see them wanting to change it now. They still have 6-9 weeks to sort out any issues and stay withinin an April launch date. Pre-production issues happen all the time in manufacturing. I only wish they had the same predictable schedule for Mac and Software updates. I hate this guessing game as it makes my budget planning so difficult. Maybe they should combine all product updates/launches into 4 media events a year (Jan, April, June, Sept). I've noticed at the last few media events they've struggled to fill the time and have resorted to extensive demo's (like they did with iLife 11) or showing off lots of third party app's. They could put all that stuff on the website.
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Blah Blah Blah
For every valid story about something there are ten stories of speculation. Talking just to hear yourself talk gets old quickly. Keywords in this article "could", "suggests", "contradicts". Then the article offers possible evidence that it could be a false report. Then additional unrelated speculation is presented. So much time, so little to write about.
post #27 of 47
Well, my buddy's cousin's sister works in the mailroom at a business really close to Cupertino and she said it was only going to be 3 days late.

All of these stupid rumors. I thought I would be glad to see the 'Verizon iPhone' rumors go away, but now most are borderline absurd!
post #28 of 47
How can a product which doesn't have a publicly stated release date be 'delayed'?!
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With all the recent bad news the AAPL stock is taking one hell of a beating. I dump it at 358 and I am not expecting to get back in so soon. But if the fall continues I may start buying back some.
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exactly. I'm poised to buy a few more this week, or perhaps today if the price id right.

You might as well. On open AAPL tanked more than $11 . The problem seems to be that analysts and pension fund managers are reading rumor sites more than ever.
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You might as well. On open AAPL tanked more than $11 . The problem seems to be that analysts and pension fund managers are reading rumor sites more than ever.

Well could not resist to buy a few at 340. Its very profitable for me because I am buying from a canadian $ account and since I sold my stocks the canadian $ rose 3% on fuel prices. Its now above the US $. So on top of selling at 358 and buying at 340, I got a 3% rise in between.
post #32 of 47
This is bullzine scatology Apple is not afraid of the competition but the competition is afraid of Apple.
I dont believe this article
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Well could not resist to buy a few at 340. Its very profitable for me because I am buying from a canadian $ account and since I sold my stocks the canadian $ rose 3% on fuel prices. Its now above the US $. So on top of selling at 358 and buying at 340, I got a 3% rise in between.

Congratulations! Wonder what will happen if Steve doesn´t show up at the shareholder´s meeting?
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Congratulations! Wonder what will happen if Steve doesn´t show up at the shareholder´s meeting?

The stock is still very volatile, this is why I just bough a few.
post #35 of 47
I call Bull $h!! on this right now. By the end of the week we'll see invites for an Apple event launching new MBPs and iPad 2. Without Steve, the iPad 2 will be relegated to a "one more thing" this year.
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You might as well. On open AAPL tanked more than $11 . The problem seems to be that analysts and pension fund managers are reading rumor sites more than ever.

They found out they could game the market by releasing phony stories under the guise of "rumor" or "inside source" and artificially deflate the stock by a few points and make bank when Apple releases iPad 2 on time.
post #37 of 47
I see Apple releasing the iPad in May and I think this time they will release both WiFi only and WiFi+3G together. Jun would be too close to the new iPhone launch. It makes sense to have a major product launch every three months.
post #38 of 47
Apple seems to float these rumors about production delays before every major product announcement. I think they do it to keep sales of the current models up until they actually release the new models.

As for the iPad3 rumors, my take is that they will introduce new iPod Touches then and maybe rebranding the iPod Touch as iPad Mini (5" iPad) and iPad Nano (current size of iPod Touch). Even if they don't rebrand, it is easy to think someone would mistake a bigger iPod Touch as a small iPad3.
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Something is wrong with the picture being painted!

From the department of disinformation:

Apple is Doomed

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post #40 of 47
Apple could delay the shipment but that has never deterred them from announcing the next thing (iPad 2) months in advance.

I doubt these rumors are valid or true.
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