Delays may hit the iPad 2 and iPhone 5

first_imgTuesday 22 February 2011 7:39 pm whatsapp KCS-content APPLE may face production delays that could push back the launch of both its iPad 2 and iPhone 5.The iPad 2 was slated for release in April but people hoping to get their hands on the latest tablet could now have to wait until June. The iPhone 5 was expected in July but could now be delayed until September.However, conflicting sources last night claimed it could be unveiled in California as soon as 2 March.The Cupertino-based firm has never confirmed when either product will be launched but iPhones are generally released in June or July each year.FBR Capital Markets analyst Craig Berger said: “With various casing suppliers and touch suppliers still ramping up, with some chip vendors not having yet received firm iPhone 5 orders, and with other sockets like the image sensor… a September launch is likely.”Berger says he expects Apple to shift 100m iPhones in 2011. He also believes Apple has increased its iPad target from 38m to 45m units.Apple has often struggled to keep up with huge demand for new releases, with previous iterations of the iPad and iPhone sold out globally for months after their launch.The new iPhone is expected to feature near-field communication technology, allowing it to be used as a portable payment device, while the iPad 2 will have front and rear-facing cameras.The news comes as iPad retailers slashed their prices on the first version of the tablet, suggesting they expect the new one to arrive soon. Carphone Warehouse is completely out of stock and Orange has cut its prices to just £99 with a 24-month contract.A new MacBook Pro computer is also expected soon, with Apple staff being asked to sign non-disclosure agreements about a top-secret meeting, believed to be about its launch.Apple will face tough questions from shareholders today about who will succeed boss Steve Jobs, who is thought to be extremely sick. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Share Delays may hit the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more