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iPad 2 delayed in the UK

Tsunami knock-on effects continue

The iPad 2 has become latest victim of the Japanese tsunami as it's UK release is to be delayed.

Several of the components that make up Apple's next generation of tablet device are manufactures in Japan and consequently the natural disaster has affected the supply of components.

The iPad 2 has already been delayed indefinitely in Japan and it is now set to slip from its March 25th release date in the UK as well.

Given that the device has already shipped almost a million units in the US it is believed that the delays are down to Apple's worries about possible stock shortages caused by the infrastructure damage in Japan.

Thanks iSuppli.

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