It was reported recently that Apple was facing a manufacturing bottleneck when it came to the production of the iPad, and the company may have a meager 300,000 units ready on the launch date, rather than the one million the company was hoping for. The report comes from Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek, who said there’s an “unspecified production problem” with iPad manufacturer Hon Hai Precision.
“An unspecified production problem at the iPad’s manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision, will likely limit the launch region to the US,” Misek claims in the note.
“It is also possible that, given the limited number of units available in March, the launch will be delayed for a month.”
That means people in the UK will be seeing unexpected delay in getting their hands on an iPad. Officially, the Wi-fi enabled version of the iPad is meant to go on sale at the end of this month, with the more expensive 3G and Wi-fi version to follow in April. Apple has yet to announce UK pricing or who might be partners for 3G data plans noting: “3G data plan may be sold separately.”