After a flurry of recent reports suggesting that the launch of the iPad 2 is imminent, Bloomberg puts a spanner in the words with a report today saying that the iPad 2 could be delayed until June from its expected release in April, because of “production bottlenecks” at the plant of manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry. The information about the delay comes from a company called Yuanta Securities. Two analysts at the company, Vincent Chen and Alison Chen, say that the delays are as a result of Apple making design changes before the Lunar New Year. To quote from the report:
Both Apple and Hon Hai declined to comment on the matter.
UPDATE: Several sources have now popped up to refute the original report of iPad 2 delays, including Jim Dalrymple of The Loop: http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/02/22/rumors-of-ipad-2-iphone-5-delays-are-not-true/
Source: Apple's New IPad Shipments May Be Delayed to June, Yuanta Securities Says - Bloomberg