First spotted by MacRumors, the retail giant’s Web site lists the base 16GB tablet as having a November 21 release date. So far, the most Apple has said about a release date was that the $399 tablet would not be available until “later in November.”
While getting the tablet in consumers’ hands a week before Thanksgiving will give Apple a jump on Black Friday sales, MacRumors notes that November 21 is a Thursday and that Apple typically launches products on Fridays.
“It’s unclear whether we’ll have enough for the quarter or not,” Cook said.
The next day, it was reported that Sharp may be responsible for the expected shortage. The Apple supplier is having problems with production yields of the 7.9-inch display for the Mini Retina, according to a Digitimes report.
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