According to DigiTimes sources, the Foxconn Electronics plant in Shenzhen, China plans to ship 400,000-600,000 of the Apple iPad 2 device by the end of February. Apple was originally planning to start mass producing the device in January, but as the firmware is still in testing the company had to delay. Below is what the source said:
Currently, iPad’s shipments on the supply side are higher than channel sales, indicating that Apple also has potential inventory issues, although Apple currently has no plans to stop production. The sources expect shipments to drop significantly after the end of the January as the company begins to digest the inventory across the rest of the first quarter and then launch iPad 2 in April.