Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 09:12 UTC
Apple The New York Times also chimes in on the reduced orders, and they have numbers which seem more realistic. "Apple does appear to be cutting back on orders for its latest iPhone from its manufacturing partners, as Nikkei of Japan and The Wall Street Journal reported earlier. Paul Semenza, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, a research firm that follows the display market, said that for January, Apple had expected to order 19 million displays for the iPhone 5 but cut the order to 11 million to 14 million. Mr. Semenza said these numbers came from sources in the supply chain, the companies that make components for Apple products." Some suggest this is stock manipulation, and while that is an exciting story to be sure, would respected and well-informed newspapers like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times participate in something like that? Somehow, I highly doubt it. A far more logical explanation, as NYT details, is that the iPhone simply isn't doing overly well outside of the US.
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Things are changing not in apple's favor
by bnolsen on Tue 15th Jan 2013 16:56 UTC
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Apple sold very well to businesses. It seems now Android is gaining acceptance in that area as well.

A buddy of mine 2 years ago was issued an ipad (and iphone) for his work. That was just how it was. Now they are given an option, Apple OR Samsung (android). I suspect that this is happening more than just at his workplace.

I just means more competition in general is all.

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