Fortune Magazine Reports; Japan Supplies 5 Key iPad Parts | BusinessZen Blog

Today, Fortune magazine reports that although 5 key parts to the new iPad 2 come from Japan, the plan disruptions due to the recent earthquake and tsunami will not hinder Apple’s production.

It’s a lesson in “pre-payment deals that guarantee’s supply and pricing.”

One of the parts is manufactured by Japanese flat glass company, Asahi Glass Company. Known as AGC in North America, a company we all know well in the glass industry.

*Photos credits: Natori City in northeastern Japan. Photo: REUTERS/KYODO