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Submission + - Japan Earthquake Causes Apple iPad 2 Shortages (

An anonymous reader writes: If you think that the iPad-2 is in short supply now, wait for the effects of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake, which has put vital components in jeopardy:

'The recent earthquake in Japan has shuttered its manufacturing plants, putting on hold the fabrication of critical components for Apple's iPad 2, potentially creating shortages worldwide...'

Apparently there are five key components in the iPad that will be running out soon, causing Apple to scramble for second sources, and perhaps boosting Android tablets.

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Japan Earthquake Causes Apple iPad 2 Shortages

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