|Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):|
The earthquake in Japan didn't help the supply chain any either.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Market research group IHS iSuppli said Friday that last week's earthquake in Japan could cause shortages of Apple Inc.'s iPad 2 tablet computer.
The iSuppli analysts, who regularly do "teardown" analyses to determine what components are used inside consumer electronics, said they have identified at least five parts that come from Japan: storage and memory from Toshiba Corp. and Elpida Memory Inc., an electronic compass from AKM Semiconductor, touch-screen overlay glass that is likely from Asahi Glass Co. and a battery from Apple Japan Inc.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 2):|
They've got alternative suppliers they can use, but apparently, the glass used in the screen is of a special type developed by Asahi, and no other company makes it.
|Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):|
I thought the iPads used Gorilla Glass by Corning.
"The iPad 2 and previous iPad both utilize Corning Gorilla Glass. This type of glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate, being primarily silica and aluminum with an alkali metal, along with other unspecified components mixed in to tweak its properties."
The IHS iSuppli teardown analysis of the iPad 2 so far has been able to identify five parts sourced from Japanese suppliers: NAND flash from Toshiba Corp., dynamic random access memory (DRAM) made by Elpida Memory Inc., an electronic compass from AKM Semiconductor, the touch screen overlay glass likely from Asahi Glass Co. and the system battery from Apple Japan Inc.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 6):|
Now I'm confused, as I looked at the teardown report on iSuppli that was mentioned in the article, and they mention Gorilla Glass as well. But they mention Asahi Glass in another piece on their site
|Quoting Elevated (Reply 8):|
It was 5 weeks wait time when I ordered mine the other day online. In the store, forget about it!
|Quoting fxramper (Reply 12):|
My folks ordered two of them online over a week a go and they said the delivery date was scheduled for 4/20.
|Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):|
UK launch delayed til 5pm Friday ! Stupid time for a launch