A recent analyst report contends that Apple may limit or even delay the release of the highly-anticipated iPad.
According to Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Mizek, delays at one of the manufacturing plants Apple uses to produce iPad parts is slowing down production of the device. So much so that Mizek thinks Apple may put off the launch until April and even then just limit the iPad to stores in the United States.
Even when the iPad is released, Mizek predicts that only 300,000 will initially be available while the manufacturers iron out the "bottleneck" in the production process.
Keep in mind that that is only an analyst report, however. Reports can be and often are either partially or completely wrong. Even if the speculation is spot on, the company could deal with other manufacturers, or iron out the issue causing the slowdown, or find out some other way to lessen the damage and still deliver the iPad on time worldwide.
Still, coming in the wake of accusations of employee mistreatment at these same manufacturing facilities, the report is obviously not going to come as a welcome bit of information for Apple.
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