Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
The PowerPage has been receiving mixed signals from the Apple Store (800-795-1000) about yesterday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Taipei Taiwan. Reports about the Alpha Top iBook factory indicate that it may have been damaged but this in unconfirmed as of this morning. iBook ship dates are currently unknown.
Some reader’s iBook (M7707LL/A, US$1,599) order status was switched to “being reviewed” early today from “being assembled” yesterday afternoon.
A TechWeb article (“Earthquake Rocks Taiwan Chip Makers“) fails to mention of Quanta or Alpha Top specifically, but info helps paint a picture. CNN (“Death toll tops 1,450 in powerful Taiwan quake“) and WSJ (“Strong Earthquake Strikes Taiwan, Killing Thousands” subscription required) are also covering the story.