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[5]: Prices and choice
by MOS6510 on Tue 15th Jan 2013 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Prices and choice"
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It´s statistics I guess. The probability is low that your iPhone will get stolen or destroyed and the probability is high you can resell it for a nice amount.

Sure, if you get 150 for it you´d invest it in a new phone, but you did get 150.

Buy an iPhone for 700, sell it for 150, buy a new model for 800. 700 - 150 + 800 == 1350. If you didn´t sell it it would be 700 + 800 == 1500. You could also state that the first iPhone only cost you 550.

There is a strong market for used iPhones. Offer one and you get multiple offers in very little time.

Yes, it´s all a gamble, but statistically sound, just like a lot of things in life are gambles, but have a low probability of going wrong. Like eating at McDonald´s, driving a car and crossing the street on Friday the 13th.

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