Taiwan ” electronic Times ” quotes well-informed person and claims, the question that the overseas supply chain of apple appears, including labour force and raw material shortage, it is estimated that will influence the outloading of iPad 2 and iPhone 4.
The questions of labour force and raw material in short have appeared in the factory of Chengdu in the health of manufacturer’s cooperative partner Fuji of the apple. These questions may influence iPhone 4 and iPad sale of 2 second quarters. Fuji’s health has not referred to this question in the statement directly, but reveal this company will trying all’s best to meet customer’s demands.
Company this show until their have abundant experience at pool dispose available manpower, satisfy the demands of consumers still. It is reported, the monthly demand of iPad 2 of the apple is up to 2,500,000 to 3 million. But the spare part shortage caused by Japanese violent earthquake, and Chinese worker’s shortage issue, Fuji’s health may be unable to meet these to produce the goal.
Fuji’s health is used mainly for producing iPad 2 in the factory of Chengdu. But neglect the question in recruitment presented in this area, and power amplifier and memory are insufficient in supply, cause the production majority of iPad 2 in Shenzhen but not Chengdu.
It is reported: “Most markets observe personages to estimate, the total production of iPad 2 will reach 7 million in the second quarter, but because the apple hopes to realize the goal of outloading of 35 million – 40 million in 2011, this company has been exerting pressure in the upstream cooperative partner, require them to supply 10 million – 10,500,000 in the second quarter ” .
April of this year, apple chief operating officer Tim and Cook Tim Cook Show, Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster have not caused the influence greatly on the spare part supply of iPad 2 and iPhone 4,etc. products. But he point out, because have aftershock and park electric perhaps too, the situation is still not clear.
Cook reveal in ” plan contingency plan ” constantly apple ,Guarantee Japan will not influence the supply of the spare part. But he shows, if it is possible, the apple would rather use the long-term cooperative partner. The apple was sold 4,690,000 iPads last quarter, this figure let Wall Street feel disappointed.
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