It seems as though Apple is only just now discovering that their devices need screens. LG, the primary manufacturer of iPad displays, is reporting production shortages of the 9.7 inch LCDs used in the iPad.
“Demand (from Apple) keeps growing and we can’t meet it all. Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand.
“We are considering increasing production lines for iPad products but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next year.”
Unless they can seriously ramp up production, they won’t be able to meet the growing demand until the second quarter of 2011.