Japan’s earthquake may cause logistical disruptions for iPad 2.
Industry research firm IHS iSuppli said on Thursday that the glass and battery components of the iPad may soon become short on stock following damages reported to manufacturing plants after Japan was struck with an 8.9 scale earthquake.
“The ongoing disaster in Japan ‘may cause logistical disruptions for Apple”, iSuppli said.
While most other parts like flash chips and DRAM parts can be sourced from other parts of the world, the glass and battery will be the most difficult items to be replaced.
According iSuppli, Asahi Glass, the company that made the flexi-glass for iPad, reported damage to multiple facilities.
This may very well mean that Apple’s scheduled worldwide release may go for a toss as the company tries to meet demand and supply.