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Japan Quake Could Slow New iPad Production

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Japan Quake Could Slow New iPad Production

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Japan Quake Could Slow New iPad Production

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A research firm says Apple could face slowdowns with its new iPads because key components are made in Japan. Those components include the flash memory, batteries and glass used in the touch screen. Factories weren't damaged. The problem is one of parts delivery and logistics.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business: iPad delays.

A research firm says Apple could face slowdowns with its new iPads because key components are made in Japan. Those components include the flash memory, batteries and glass used in the touch screen. Factories weren't damaged. The problem is one of parts delivery and logistics.

Yesterday, Apple said delivery time for the iPad 2's ordered online has now gone up to five weeks.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

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