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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Apple vs Samsung?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 15th Jan 2013 18:07 UTC
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I think the NYT did kind of a crappy job with the story. Its focusing on Apple's ability to compete, but it doesn't seem to have a good grasp on who apple would be competing with on the lower end.

Samsung isn't not a competitor*, but there are many, many more. The Nexus 4, is a huge sea change of competition, or will be if they ever get them in quantity. There is absolutely zero reason to go with anything else, imho. Plus there are a gazillion KIRF Chinese phones, and Nokia Ashas out there as well.

* Double negative included intentionally to try to encourage its proper use in English. Triple Negative left for a future exercise.

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