Impact of Global Economics on release

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Austinjwalker, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Austinjwalker macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    This may have been mentioned before, but I was talking with a guy yesterday about CF cards for our cameras. He said he thinks their price will be going up soon due to supply shortages as a result of the Japan tsunami.

    I don't know who apple uses as a supply company,but could this delay even further the release of any new hardware?

    What do y'all think?
  2. Spyriadon macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2011
    You are not talking about economics your talking about a natural disaster disrupting a supply chain not an economic problem causing a delay.

    If it was economics i would be annoyed but as what has happened in japan was simply nature id instead ask you not to speculate on a consumer product when so many people died in this "economic" problem.
  3. cjhorist macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    the OP asked a simple question without being offensive in the slightest -- don't get so butthurt :rolleyes:

    to the OP - there was a previous thread somewhere in here that said that apple doesn't get any supplies from Japan, at least for the iMac. tho they do get iPhone/iPod batteries from there I believe? Something along those lines. Regardless, there should be no effect.
  4. Austinjwalker thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Spyriadon, as cjhorist said, nothing about my original post was "that stupid tsunami ruined my life why'd that have to happen" it was simply "hey, this happened, as a result, obviously, factories have shut down, and priorities of the world has shifted, how do you think this affects macroeconomics etc.

    Thanks for the posts, I appreciate it!
  5. rmitchell248 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2010
    Liebsthal, Germany

    old lady got you in the dog house or something?

    The original post referring to global economics is very accurate lets see how simply I can put this, I can see by your post that you have an idea that this is a supply chain issue you just apparenty have not tied the supply chain to the global economy. This natural disaster will be the cause that is affecting global economics.

    Earth Quake shook the ground

    ground shaking made big wave

    big wave destroyed large area in japan

    large area in japan made components for computers and many other items

    computer parts and many other items no longer available so supply is down

    world still needs these items so demand increases

    as demand increases and supply goes down price to acquire items increases

    Supply and demand runs the global economy

    when a natural disaster hits and supply goes down in one country making prices go up in another country this is simply due to the way that the world is tied together economically.....

    Therefore the OP is asking what will the impact of global economics related to the disasters have on the prices of components coming out in the near future as it is safe to say that Global Economics will dictate the price of said components. The truly sad and devastating earth quake and tsunami simply was a trigger for the global economic change.

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