The Wall Street Journal said that manufacturers of the iPad in the Far East have now been told that they can’t start production until the second half of this year.
Apparently it’s not just problems with the display panel – Apple is thinking about new features and wants enterprises to take tablets seriously. Late last year IBM and Apple signed a deal to cooperate on business apps.
The WSJ also reports that it may add USB ports to the new iPad, when it finally emerges.
Apple’s plans to release a 12-inch Macbook Air in the spring appear to be unaffected by the iPad news.