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Apple's Christmas sales in Asia at risk from global supply crunch

Delivery times for iPads and iPhones lengthen as holiday shopping season arrives

Despite shipping its iPads and iPhones by air, Apple will not be able to get them to many Asian consumers in time for Christmas.   © Getty Images

TAIPEI -- Apple will not be able to deliver new iPads to consumers in key Asian markets in time for Christmas, according to the latest delivery estimates, as the supply crunch hits the U.S. company ahead of its crucial holiday sales season.

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