Earlier today 9to5mac got the information through its sources that Apple had delayed the release of iPad 2 which was being expected to be launched during April of this year.
The exact reason behind this delay is still unknown but the possible delay is said to be due to “production bottlenecks” at Apple’s sourced manufacturing plant.
It is also rumored that Apple made some adjustments in the final design at final stage of production due to which the release of iPad 2 might be delayed until June.
In recent weeks, rumors have emerged that an iPad 3 was planned for later this year with a “Retina display.” Perhaps Apple chose to wait until those displays are ready? Perhaps they saw something at CES or MWC that they didn’t like (not likely). Perhaps they will implement those fancy Super PLS displays from Samsung?
Now the hot news about iPhone 5:
After the delay of iPad 2, another report from FBR capital market analyst Craig Berger says that Apple might not launch iPhone 5 until September.
For the iPhone 5, we continue to hear that a July launch is unlikely, 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 (most likely going to Omnivision exclusively, but with some potential for Sony to split that socket) still in flux. Given these factors, we think a September launch is more likely, off from Apple’s traditional iPhone launch schedule, but giving the firm more time to enhance its next-generation instant communications on the phone.”
It is very hard to say who to believe at this point but delays in shipping are certainty possible at Apple’s end.