quake shortageWe know that the iPad 2′s launch in Japan will be delayed due to the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters, and with news of Toshiba closing down their LCD plant for a month and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.also doing the same to one of their factories might just see the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 suffer from shortages. After all, it is widely believed that Mitsubishi is Apple’s main supplier of BT resin, where it is used in printed circuit boards. Toshiba, supplier of around 40% of global flash memory, will also definitely (negatively) impact Apple’s iPhone 4 supplies in the near term. Even if other parts manufacturers do not shut down their factories, logistics is still a nightmare for many, and will most probably result in supply problems for weeks to come – and some say even until the end of June. Nice to know that Apple does not put all of their eggs in a single basket by having several vendors.

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