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Apple Paying for ‘Smooth Shipments’ of Parts: DigiTimes

DigiTimes claims the company has “agreed to absorb all the additional costs in exchange for smooth shipments”

Those rumors about Apple paying top dollar for iPad parts because of the trifecta disaster in Japan may be true. DigiTimes claims the company has "agreed to absorb all the additional costs in exchange for smooth shipments" for upstream components, pushing any shortages off on rival tablet makers if they can't match Apple's wallet. It says Apple wanted four million iPad 2s a month in the second quarter and that suppliers of anisotropic conductive films (ACGF) and ITO materials have enough inventory to last through May but June may be dicey.

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