Another analyst: "production delays for iPad" – Macitynet.it
Another analyst speculates about delays in iPad production. To confirm what has been said in recent days by Canaccord Adams Vijay Rakesh, of ThinkEquity.
"The iPad production – said the analyst in a note reported by Barron's – should have taken off in February, but the volumes in March are still low." Secodo Rakesh, in any case, the actual effects on the real commercial availability should be slight and not influential on Apple's overall annual budget. In March, the assembly lines of (probably) Foxconn are expected to come out around 200/250 thousand units but in April May they could already be between 800 thousand and one million.
ThinkEquity's figures are quite similar to those of Peter Misek, an analyst at Canaccord Adams according to which in March about 300 thousand units will leave the Chinese factories which will become one million in April.
The reasons for the delay, unclear (they should not however be related to production problems or components with some type of defect), could affect the quantity of products available on the launch day, forcing Apple to distribute the machine initially only in the USA.
At the moment it is not clear whether the two analysts have drawn from the same source or from two different sources. Not even given to know how reliable the sources (or the source) would be. Yesterday, a Taiwanese site that usually has good entrances with component manufacturers had in fact diminished the relevance of the rumors about a production below the expected level, claiming that in reality the Chinese factories are working at full capacity to reach the production level. intended for the tablet.