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Topic: iPad 2

Labor & materials shortages likely to affect Apple's iPad, iPhone shipments

05/12/2011, 09:05 am

Issues in Apple's overseas supply chain, including shortages of both labor and materials, are anticipated to affect shipments of both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.


Acer and former CEO trade barbs over Apple's iPad threat

05/11/2011, 01:05 am

Acer and recently ousted ex-CEO Gianfranco Lanci exchanged heated words this week over who was to blame for a slump in unit sales after Apple's iPad began cannibalizing the low-end PC market.


Amazon Cloud adds support for Apple's iOS; UK Queen orders an iPad

05/09/2011, 01:05 pm

Amazon has silently added support for browser-based playback of music in its new cloud streaming service on iOS-powered devices. Also, after using iPads owned by Princes Wills and Harry, the Queen of the United Kingdom decided to buy her own.


China iPad 2, white iPhone 4 frenzy causes Apple Store scuffle in Beijing [u]

05/07/2011, 01:05 pm

Just one day after Apple's iPad 2 launch drew long lines in China, conflicting reports emerged Saturday regarding an alleged altercation at an Apple Store in Beijing.


Light leaks with LG iPad 2 displays make Samsung Apple's new primary supplier

05/06/2011, 11:05 am

After LG screens for the iPad 2 exhibited issues with light leakage at launch, Apple shifted most of its touchscreen purchases instead to Samsung.


Apple's iPad 2 launch in China draws crowds, scalpers

05/06/2011, 12:05 am

Apple's launch of the Wi-Fi iPad 2 in China on Friday drew customers and scalpers alike, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that the white model is significantly more popular.


Competitors to Apple's iPad risk issues with excess inventory

05/04/2011, 11:05 am

A large number of companies hope to take on Apple's iPad with their own tablets later this year, but the sheer number of options and limited consumer interest may lead to excess inventory.


Foxconn has list of requirements for investing in iPhone, iPad production in Brazil

05/03/2011, 01:05 am

Apple manufacturer Foxconn reportedly has a list of requirements to be met by the Brazilian government before the company agrees to invest $12 billion in facilities that could eventually produce the iPad and iPhone in Brazil.


Apple's iPad 2 launch in Asia draws long lines

04/29/2011, 03:04 am

The rollout of Apple's iPad 2 in Asia drew thousands of interested customers looking to be among the first to officially purchase the touchscreen tablet in their countries.


Three Foxconn employees charged with leaking design of Apple's iPad 2

04/28/2011, 10:04 am

Local authorities in China arrested three Foxconn employees months ago, and in March officially charged them with leaking the design of Apple's iPad 2 before the device was unveiled.


Apple to sell iPad 2 in Japan, Hong Kong, 10 other countries this week [u]

04/27/2011, 08:04 am

Apple on Wednesday officially announced that the iPad 2 will debut in Japan, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE this week [updated].


Apple makes record $11B in purchase commitments, earns its highest margins in Asia

04/25/2011, 08:04 am

Apple's 10-Q form filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed the largest sequential increase in purchase commitments for a March quarter to $11 billion, as iPad 2 production ramps up.


2011 iPad shipment forecast cut to 40M as Apple faces 'the mother of all backlogs'

04/22/2011, 08:04 am

Apple's struggles to meet demand for the iPad 2 in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 were allegedly due to production problems and quality concerns with components, including LCD panels and speakers. That has prompted one research firm to cut its 2011 sales forecast by 4 million units, to 39.7 million.


After Q2 decline, Apple's iPad shipments expected to double in Q3 fiscal 2011

04/20/2011, 11:04 pm

Apple is believed to be ramping up shipments of the iPad 2, especially the white model, to reach 100 percent sequential growth in the company's third quarter of fiscal 2011, according to one analyst.


Disaster in Japan hasn't greatly affected Apple's supplies, COO says

04/20/2011, 06:04 pm

Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook said the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan did not have a material impact on the supply or availability of components for Apple's iPad 2 or other products last quarter, and he also does not expect the situation to affect the company in the near future.


Apple's iPad 2 stock improves again, US orders now ship in 1-2 weeks

04/20/2011, 01:04 pm

New iPad 2 orders placed through Apple's online store are now estimated to ship within one to two weeks, as availability of the popular touchscreen tablet continues to improve.


Supply issues persist for Apple weeks after disaster in Japan

04/20/2011, 11:04 am

More than a month after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the longterm effects on Apple's supply chain are becoming clearer, with report characterizing them as "significantly damaged."


Apple adds another iPad 2 touchscreen manufacturer to meet demand

04/19/2011, 09:04 am

Apple will reportedly add Chimei Innolux Corp. as a third supplier of touch panel sensors and displays for the iPad 2, as the company works to secure more components and boost production of the hot-selling device.


Customers frustrated with lack of stock for Best Buy iPad 2 promotion

04/18/2011, 10:04 am

Though Best Buy advertised that its stores would have iPad 2 stock available for sale on Sunday, numerous customers came away empty handed as availability of Apple's touchscreen tablet remains limited.


Apple testing new LED backlight maker for iPad 2 supply chain

04/18/2011, 09:04 am

Apple is said to be testing a new LED backlight maker in an effort to expand its supply of components for the still-hard-to-buy iPad 2.