According to CNN, who quote an analyst, the iPad could be delayed by one month on the calendar announced by Apple, or at least an enormous reduction the first delivery of the device.
"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, far lower than the company’s initial estimate of 1,000K units. The delay in production ramp will likely impact Apple’s April unit estimate of 800K as well. It is also possible that, given the limited number of units available in March, the launch will be delayed for a month."
Knowing Apple, they will certainly prefer to launch the product even with a very reduced availability, that will create an effect of shortage that always feeds the desire for a product that is difficult to find.
By crispin, original by Lionel