The expected start date for production was first set for July, then delayed to November. Now, it is unclear whether the project will ever get off the ground, at least in the form that it was originally envisioned, the officials said on condition of anonymity.According to MarketWatch,
The Tech Trader Daily blog on Barron’s said J.P. Morgan analyst Gokul Hariharan wrote that (China's) Hon Hai “appears to be cutting production of the iPad for Q4, citing multiple sources from the electronics supply chain.”There should no mystery. Apple is scaling back production because of this.
$600 is a major investment for most people, particularly for something that is very delicate and used primarily for frivolous reasons like playing Angry Birds and surfing the web. But $199 is a whole different price point.
The Kindle Fire will be the big Christmas gift this year. It will be huge. And Apple has just lost its market for the iPad.