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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by Nelson on Mon 14th Jan 2013 17:56 UTC
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This is where the arm chair CEOs come out, tell everyone what Apple is doing wrong (and don't point to their own multibillion dollar business, amusingly)and everyone here has a laugh about Apple's inevitable (any day now, ..honestly.) demise.

Then Apple releases another blockbuster, record-breaking quarter, and some people here scratch their heads in disbelief.

Look, this is all comical, Apple does one thing unquestionably well, and that is sell phones. I highly doubt there is any looming crisis. Apple is basically printing money for the next few years. They're at the point where they can afford Microsoftian levels of complacency and still will maintain mindshare for years to come.

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