Foxconn: iPad Production On Track

Despite a report claiming significant delays in iPad production, the companies that are supplying parts for the multimedia tablet and ebook reader for Apple, say everything is on track for Foxconn to build up to 700,000 units in March.

Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek claimed at the beginning of March that Apple was looking at iPad shipments well below expectations, and that the company could delay the product launch for a month thanks to production delays. "An unspecified production problem at the iPad's manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision, will likely limit the launch region to the US and the number of units available to roughly 300K in the month of March," he said.

iPad parts suppliers, however, are now claiming they are delivering components on schedule and that the Foxconn plant that's building the units isn't seeing any delays, according to DigiTimes.

Apple introduced the iPad at a special media event in January where it said the tablet device would ship in March. The company hasn't announced an official shipping date yet, nor has it opened up its pre-order process to customers.

Both Apple and Foxconn have remained tight-lipped about the status of iPad production.