Last week when Apple announced that the iPad launch in Europe would be delayed, there were many upset Europeans looking forward to buying the device. Apple would only say that the delay was due to stronger than expected demand for the iPad in the US.
Bloomberg reports that sources are telling it that the delay is due to a screen shortage. The 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen for the iPad is currently sourced from three manufacturers including LG Display Co. and Samsung Electronics Co., and Seiko Epson Corp.
Bloomberg sources claim that all three of the screen makers are having issues with low yields in the screen production process. Apple has offered no official comment on the reason for the delay other than high demand.