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[7]: Prices and choice
by MOS6510 on Wed 16th Jan 2013 05:21 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Prices and choice"
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I have addressed both points!

When selling your phone an iPhone yields more, simple. You can keep that money, buy a new iPhone, buy a used iPhone, buy another smart phone or buy a dumb phone. If you sell your house do you say, "Nah, keep the money, I'd just reinvest it in a new one anyway."?

It's just simple maths/economics and you shouldn't dismiss it on the slight chance your phone might get stolen or damaged. If this worries you so much it would make more sense to buy a dumb one.

If you're good at poker you'll know it's about money vs probability. You won't always win, but if you keep playing the probabilities in the long run on avarage you'd win.

Stolen or damaged: low probability
Ability to sell it for good money: very high

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