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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RE[4]: Who knows
by WildSubnet on Tue 15th Jan 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Who knows"
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Could be the iPhone 5 is not as good of a phone as the 4S it replaced. Wifi issues and 3G reception issues. Wifi supposedly fixed with the iPhone 5/iPad Mini only update, but my wife's 5 consistently gets worse reception than my 4. I can text away and her phone says "no service" or is extremely slow. Supposedly the 3G issues are fixed in iOS 6.1 so we will see. But I'm taking a wait and see attitude on upgrading my line. I don't really need to upgrade and poorer reception makes the "want" factor go away completely.

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