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: Who knows
by JAlexoid on Tue 15th Jan 2013 11:58 UTC in reply to "Who knows"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Apple's website showed a week delay in shipping for various models of the iPhone 5.


You fanbois really don't bother reading the whole thing, aren't you?

A far more logical explanation, as NYT details, is that the iPhone simply isn't doing overly well outside of the US.

(Emphasis mine)

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RE[2]: Who knows
by jared_wilkes on Tue 15th Jan 2013 16:48 in reply to "RE: Who knows"
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2011-04-25

I read the story and it seems to cite the proposed explanations to analysts often rather than explanations that the NYTs or Chen actually hold to, and it actually posits about 3 or 4 reasons with little certainty that one is correct or even likely or more so than any other.

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