Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 15:14 UTC
Apple The Wall Street Journal: "Apple has cut its orders for components for the iPhone 5 due to weaker-than-expected demand, people familiar with the situation said Monday. Apple's orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what the company had previously planned to order, two of the people said. The Cupertino company has also cut orders for components other than screens, according to one of the people." The WSJ is usually very well informed about Apple matters (and Japanese business new Nikkei reports something similar), so it's a safe assumption that they're not making this up. What, exactly, this means, we don't know; perhaps a new model already? Seems strange they would switch to a different screen this quickly, though. Android (more specifically: Samsung) keeps on growing, so it's only inevitable that Apple would feel a sting there at some point. We'll know for sure on the 23rd, when Apple's latest quarterly results come rolling in.
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RE[2]: Prices and choice
by Laurence on Mon 14th Jan 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Prices and choice"
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They also retain more value, so you could take in account selling it in a few years.

An iPhone 3GS still goes for over €100.

That's quite a gamble though as it assumes that the phone isn't lost, stolen nor damaged (yeah you could have insurance on the device, but then you have the excess fee eating into your resale margins).

Plus that money would only end up going towards the next upgrade, so you're not actually knocking 100euro off the buying cost of this phone.

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