News Apple Cuts Orders Of iPhone Parts Following Low Demand

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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Apple Cuts Orders Of iPhone Parts Following Low Demand
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to “weaker-than-expected demand” for the device.
    Citing “people familiar with the situation”, the Journal claims that Apple has cut its orders of iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for instance, by half. If the rumours are true, they suggest that the phone isn’t selling as well as Apple anticipated — or, more unlikely, that its plans are changing.
    Certainly, Apple’s share of the smartphone market has been shrinking of recent times, dropping from a peak of 23 per cent in the final quarter of 2011 to 15 per cent in the third quarter of 2012. Elsewhere, Android is going from strength to strength — with Samsung stealing Apple’s lead, now commanding 31 per cent of smartphone sales. Changes aside, though, it’s worth remembering that Apple’s position is slipping from what was a very strong position: it sold 27 million phones in the third quarter of 2012, after all.
    If the rumours are true, and order cuts do reflect ailing sales, it will be interesting to see how Apple adapts in order to breathe life into the brand. But it might equally be sensible to hold off and consider Apple’s latest earning figures — expected sometime later this month — before we all speculate too wildly.
     
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    Not surprising. All iPhone 4S users had to do was to strech their phone linearly and they got a free upgrade, so why go buy it? :p
     
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    Lol, but it looks like Apple shares are getting hit, they have reached a low that was last seen a year or so back.

    And there was speculation that how Apple has to/should cater to the masses, and launch a cheaper iphone or smaller version of the iphone 5 like Samsung has, having something for everyone.
     
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    They did that with the iPad but it hurt them more than it benefited them.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The iPad mini is still way above a lot of cheaper Android tablets, and with lesser features.

    The one thing that makes Android so cumbersome, is also its USP, its versatility and ability to have as many features as desired compared to iOS.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    No one can stay at top forever. Every company has it's time in computing industry. Sooner or later they will come down.
     
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    Aww! I love iPhone! What apple should do, make it more useful by collaborating with Swiss knife and give tools as well like bottle opener, screw driver etc!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    I'm sure someone's already made an iPhone case for that..
     
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