Here’s some bad news for those countries still in line for an iPad launch: LG, one of the largest supplier of displays for Apple’s iPad, says it cannot meet the enormous demand for the device.
“Demand (from Apple) keeps growing and we can’t meet it all. Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand,” LG Display CEO Kwon Young-soo told reporters.
Recently, the iPad became available in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.
However, Apple was careful not to promise a launch date for the rest of the world, merely stating that “iPad will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.” It seems now that this date could be further away than we thought.