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Japan Earthquake Affecting Apple

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As the disasters in Japan continue to unfold, companies that depend on the country for manufacturing may soon find themselves in quite a mess as is predicted for Apple Inc. that is looking at a possible shortage of key components for the new iPad 2.

A report released on Thursday states that the newest version of Apple’s iPad tablet come from Japan. Such components as the batter and flash memory are produced there according to a company “IHS iSuppli”.

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A statement from the company says, “Logistical disruptions may mean that Apple could have difficulties obtaining this battery, and it may not be able to secure supply from an external, non-Japanese source,”.

Several major Japanese companies are in a fix to supply valuable products and support products following the massive quake and tsunami that has the world transfixed on the island nation.

Everything from cars, computers, phones, produce are at a standstill until the country can rebound significantly from the disasters and with the possibility of radiation contamination from the damaged nuclear plants, if they should go critical, spreading radioactive debris throughout the country, many products may not be allowed to leave Japan meaning a major disruption to the world’s economic infrastructure.

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