The ongoing problems following the massive earthquake that struck Japan last week may have an effect on iPad 2 supply issues, according to findings from the iSuppli team.
After a breakdown of the iPad 2’s components, they’ve found that 5 parts are sourced from Japan, including the DRAM, the compass, the touchscreen glass and the battery. As a result, further shipments of iPad 2s may be delayed while the Japanese infrastructure recovers from the catastrophic events.
Sure, it’s small fry compared to the problems being faced by those hit hardest by the Japanese disaster, but it just goes to show how many things can be unexpectedly affected by events of this magnitude.
By Gerald Lynch | March 18th, 2011