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Apple has have enough iPad 2 components to maintain production for 2-3 weeks

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Apple, along with its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Foxconn, has stockpiled enough components to continue to assemble new iPad 2s for at least another 2 to 3 weeks before they'd face a stockout that would halt production should the situation in Japan not improve, according to a published report.

Although it declined to comment on specific clients, Foxconn Electronics has reportedly emphasized that it will not see any component shortages in the short term, adding that it has already prepared backup suppliers for parts used to manufacture its customers' products even as Japan's earthquake has caused shortages of components throughout the industry.

Even if component supplies do fall into shortage, Foxconn's capability of securing supply resources is still much better than its competitors, DigiTimes cites unnamed representatives of the company as saying. It added that "market watchers" are also pointing out that Foxconn should still have "about 2-3 weeks of component inventory left as IT players normally keep a certain level of inventory on hand for safety."

The iPhone and iPad manufacturer has reportedly been investigating the inventory levels of its component supply subsidiaries and reporting back to clients like Apple, all the while simultaneously activating its backup plans, those same market watchers pointed out. These plans reportedly include "increasing their orders to second-tier suppliers and finding other supply sources and replacement components."

Those same people also vouched their belief that if Japan's power brownout policy and radiation pollution can be resolved within a month, allowing affected plants to start operating, the problem should not land a material blow to Foxconn or the electronics makers it services. However, should Japan's problems worsen, every industry worldwide will be affected, they added.

Should a recent iSuppli report be believed, Apple and Foxconn may be most concerned about five specific iPad 2 components sourced from Japan, including three believed to be supplied exclusively by component makers based out of the region: an electronic compass, the touch screen overlay glass, and the battery.

An earlier report from PiperJaffray noted that the shutdown of at least two of Apple's Japanese component suppliers is likely to create shortages of the iPad 2 -- as well as the iPhone 4 -- into the June quarter.
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And what does this mean for my iPad that's supposed to ship in 4-5 weeks?
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Wow, that title needs a fix: "Apple has have enough..."
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Forget the iPad already. Just get a MacBook. It's a way better experience anyway.

What kind of retarded comment is that?

I already have a macbook, and a powerbook, and an imac, and a powermac and a hackintosh and a few other macs also.

It's the touchscreen that makes the ipad attractive.
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Forget the iPad already. Just get a MacBook. It's a way better experience anyway.

Yeah! 3 times the cost AND weight, but 1/3 the wait.
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Hire a freaking editor! The frequent grammar errors I see here are really rediculous.
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Gah. Makes me wonder what'll happen to mine. Ordered the evening of launch day and I've got an estimated ship date of April 1st. Hmm...
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Yeah! 3 times the cost AND weight, but 1/3 the wait.

And 1/5 the portability.
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This was a US only release so far right?

Yeah, the international release is in 1 week from today, 3/25.
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And what does this mean for my iPad that's supposed to ship in 4-5 weeks?

I was wondering the same thing. I'm in the same boat. I wish I hadn't hesitated and just ordered the day they came out!
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Wow, that title needs a fix: "Apple has have enough..."

There are many more errors in this post. It is one of the worst written stories I've ever seen on AI. Don't expect Reuters to pick up on this one.

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Hire a freaking editor! The frequent grammar errors I see here are really rediculous.



I take it your misspelling of ridiculous was intentional, correct.
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I was wondering the same thing. I'm in the same boat. I wish I hadn't hesitated and just ordered the day they came out!

Same here. I had no idea that it was going to be this crazy. I don't think that anybody did. But oh well, I guess that there's nothing that we can do about it. I do blame those damn scalpers though, otherwise I would have had mine already.
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So this is probably an opportunity for those that receive iPad 2's to make a fast buck on Ebay by jacking the price up for people or businesses that don't want to wait.

I'd suspect that Japanese component manufacturers can shift manufacturing to other plant not affected by the earthquakes. I'd be shocked if they couldn't.
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Anyone seeing ANY movement on their orders from last weekend? I have my cover which arrived relatively early (Mar16 - ordered Mar11 - 7am CT), but I haven't seen a thing about people getting shipments other then some ATT folks earlier this week.
I was in the 'iPad Ships 5-7' club.
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Apple has have enough iPad 2 components to maintain production for 2-3 weeks

They does do?
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They does do?


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post #18 of 94
Releases are coordinated to have a pre-set number for each country.

In short, they assemble for each country and as they stager the releases they can build up continued supply for prior countries.

They never assemble solely for one country in a linear progression.
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They does do?

They does do da... duh!
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I take it your misspelling of ridiculous was intentional, correct.

I can't. I just can't.
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Same here. I had no idea that it was going to be this crazy. I don't think that anybody did. But oh well, I guess that there's nothing that we can do about it. I do blame those damn scalpers though, otherwise I would have had mine already.

You mean other people bought it before you did. Scalpers have the same right to want an iPad as you.
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They does do?

So am I be!
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You mean other people bought it before you did. Scampers have the same right to want an iPad as you.

I see that you keep defending them. Are you one of them or something? I do doubt that, since you can actually type and communicate using the English language.

And no, they actually do not have the same rights to an iPad as I do, as they are scheming and cheating their way to buy out the entire stocks of Apple stores. I actually think that Apple should halt all shipments of iPads to New York, as the majority are being snatched up by the hoodlums. This way, all of the people who ordered online will get theirs quicker.

Scalping is not entirely legal and hopefully some stricter laws will be applied and enforced so that these hoodlums could end up behind bars, or possibly deported. Then normal people will be able to visit an Apple store without encountering these devious and mischievous scoundrels.
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Forget the iPad already. Just get a MacBook. It's a way better experience anyway.

Forget the aPple already. Just get an Orange. It's a way better experience anyway
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You mean other people bought it before you did. Scalpers have the same right to want an iPad as you.

No they don't. Probably from a strictly legal standpoint they do, but they don't, at least shouldn't.
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Hire a freaking editor! The frequent grammar errors I see here are really rediculous.

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I take it your misspelling of ridiculous was intentional, correct.

I am sure.
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I see that you keep defending them. Are you one of them or something? I do doubt that, since you can actually type and communicate using the English language.

And no, they actually do not have the same rights to an iPad as I do, as they are scheming and cheating their way to buy out the entire stocks of Apple stores. I actually think that Apple should halt all shipments of iPads to New York, as the majority are being snatched up by the hoodlums. This way, all of the people who ordered online will get theirs quicker.

Scalping is not entirely legal and hopefully some stricter laws will be applied and enforced so that these hoodlums could end up behind bars, or possibly deported. Then normal people will be able to visit an Apple store without encountering these devious and mischievous scoundrels.


I think you're taking your frustrations out on people who may not deserve your anger. I agree that scalping has it's legal and ethical limits, but to take it out onNew York, or suggest "deportation" is going overboard.

One thing Apple could've done is limit purchases to 1 per person instead of 2 on launch day. I camped out overnight, and found that everyone around me went from buying one to buying 2 with the intent to sell the 2nd. Also inside the store, it was easy to buy two from one sales person and then walk over to another and buy two more.

It would also be helpful to have line tickets so people don't cut in line. I was 5th in line, and need up 15th as people invited there friends at the last minute.

Don't get me wrong though, this was inherently going to be chaotic due to the overwhelming demand, and Apple did a great job over all with what they had to deal with.
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I'm glad I waited 3 hours in line to get my iPad 2 looks like it was the smartest thing to do once the ship times had already hit 2-3 weeks.
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Same here. I had no idea that it was going to be this crazy. I don't think that anybody did. But oh well, I guess that there's nothing that we can do about it. I do blame those damn scalpers though, otherwise I would have had mine already.

Oh oh... another scalper thread coming up!
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I see that you keep defending them. Are you one of them or something? I do doubt that, since you can actually type and communicate using the English language.

And no, they actually do not have the same rights to an iPad as I do, as they are scheming and cheating their way to buy out the entire stocks of Apple stores. I actually think that Apple should halt all shipments of iPads to New York, as the majority are being snatched up by the hoodlums. This way, all of the people who ordered online will get theirs quicker.

Scalping is not entirely legal and hopefully some stricter laws will be applied and enforced so that these hoodlums could end up behind bars, or possibly deported. Then normal people will be able to visit an Apple store without encountering these devious and mischievous scoundrels.

I see that you keep attacking them. Let me get this straight - in order to defend the rights or reputation of a group of individuals who are doing nothing illegal or immoral, you have to be one of them? Boy I'd hate to have seen what would happen to a homosexual who showed up at your door during the Holocaust.

So I gather what you're really upset about are the brown people ahead of you who bought iPads before you did? Because, last time I checked, a white guy who speaks english (like me) can also be buying an iPad to sell on Craigslist, yet, surprisingly, you haven't considered the possibility that the $300 profit you could make by flipping an iPad would entice anyone buy minorities and foreigners.

I just hate racists, especially ones who try to claim moral high ground with an arbitrary reason to hate some other group.

Standing in a line for three hours to try to make $300 does not make you a hoodlum. You're clearly a racist and a xenophobe though.
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No they don't. Probably from a strictly legal standpoint they do, but they don't, at least shouldn't.

Yeah, exactly. No, they don't... well yes they do. Every person, no matter what his intention, has EVERY right to stand in line and buy up to two iPads. Period. As they should. Or would you and Apple ][ get to make the rules about what races and cultures deserve to have the first iPads?
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Hire a freaking editor! The frequent grammar errors I see here are really rediculous.

Kind of like your spelling of ridiculous.
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I think you're taking your frustrations out on people who may not deserve your anger. I agree that scalping has it's legal and ethical limits, but to take it out onNew York, or suggest "deportation" is going overboard.

One thing Apple could've done is limit purchases to 1 per person instead of 2 on launch day. I camped out overnight, and found that everyone around me went from buying one to buying 2 with the intent to sell the 2nd. Also inside the store, it was easy to buy two from one sales person and then walk over to another and buy two more.

Agreed. And how many of those people in front of you looked like scalpers (as the racist on this thread would define them)?
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I think you're taking your frustrations out on people who may not deserve your anger. I agree that scalping has it's legal and ethical limits, but to take it out onNew York, or suggest "deportation" is going overboard.

I'm not taking it out on New York, I'm from New York.

But I don't believe that "deportation" is going overboard as foreigners in a foreign country or people staying in a foreign country with green cards should be extra careful not to engage in criminal activities in the country where they are staying. I believe that every legal method available should be employed to stop the scalpers. When people start messing with Apple and my ability to obtain their products, then that means war.

If an American goes to China and engages in criminal activity, they would probably find themselves getting deported also, as it should be. That's how it is in many countries around the world.

Those scalpers had better watch out.
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Agreed. And how many of those people in front of you looked like scalpers (as the racist on this thread would define them)?

I couldn't care less as to where they're from. The fact remains that virtually all of them are Chinese. If they were Mexican or Swedish or whatever, I would still think that scalpers suck and every method should be undertaken in order to stop the hoodlums.
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Boy I'd hate to have seen what would happen to a homosexual who showed up at your door during the Holocaust.

I don't have any problems with homosexuals, unless that person happened to be a homosexual scalper of Apple products. Then, all bets are off.
post #37 of 94
I keep telling my wife that I can get 2 grand for her iPad 2 but she won't let me sell it.
I guess that's a statement in itself.
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I'll admit that I had no idea the Chinese Triads were taking over New York City. I do know that if I were a Chinese immigrant that lived in NYC and was being offered to stand in line for $5 an hour to buy an iPad or two, I might consider it. I don't see how there is anything wrong with that. I figure that anyone that stands in line has to take their chances of getting or not getting an iPad 2. I certainly envy those dealers that can sell an iPad 2 for twice the price in China, though. Seeing a suitcase full of iPads 2s is astounding. I guess airline luggage doesn't get checked for anything except drugs if that many iPad 2s can be shipped at once.

Me having to wait to get an iPad 2 doesn't bother me at all, so if most of China gets iPad 2s before I do, I'm not complaining. I'm an Apple shareholder, so I don't care who's buying iPads as long as the stock continues to climb. I'm not suffering at all for not getting an iPad 2 on the day it was released. Another month or so won't matter at all.
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Anyone seeing ANY movement on their orders from last weekend? I have my cover which arrived relatively early (Mar16 - ordered Mar11 - 7am CT), but I haven't seen a thing about people getting shipments other then some ATT folks earlier this week.
I was in the 'iPad Ships 5-7' club.

I ordered at 7:30 ET on the 11th and mine finally shipped today (16G/White/VZ engraved). I also have already received my cover.
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Hire a freaking editor! The frequent grammar errors I see here are really rediculous.

I hope this was a joke and that you really aren't making fun of grammar errors, because it would actually be ridiculous.
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