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Saturday, March 19, 2011

IPad 2 production affected by the Japan Earthquake

/ On : 11:41 PM/
After Apple launched the iPad 2 gadget a weeks ago, Apple had difficulty obtaining the key components to create a new flagship iPad 2, due to the natural disasters in Japan Tsunami.

According to iSuppli research institute, as quoted by Reuters, several key components iPad2 was supplied from Japan, including the battery and flash memory used to store songs and video.

iPad 2 battery, which is special because it is very thin batteries, manufactured by Apple Japan branch, and using highly sophisticated technology that are only available in the country.

Disturbance logistical means Apple will have difficulty getting the battery and they may not be able to get supplies from outside Japan,  iSuppli wrote in his report on Thursday 17 March 2011.

The production process in most factories in Japan have been suspended after the country was hit by an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale and height of 10 meters followed by tsunamis that left more than 5,600 people dead.

Toshiba Corp, for example one manufacturer of NAND flash memory used by iPad 2 gadget, has closed the plant a flash-memory production facilities in Japan and has set off alarms will face challenges in distributing products.

Apple launched iPad 2 in the United States last weekend and reported that cross her latest tablet computers selling well, selling nearly a million units in just one week.

Until now the waiting time for booking online iPad second of four to five weeks. While Apple declined to comment how the condition can interfere with their delivery.

Tuesday 15 Marh 2011 Apple announced it would delay the delivery iPad 2 in Japan because the country and our team over there is struggling to recover from the whipping disaster had just happened, said an Apple spokesman. He also denied the postponement was due to component shortages.

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