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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Never seen an iPhone 5
by Lobotomik on Tue 15th Jan 2013 14:00 UTC
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I live in Spain, where people are smartphone crazy, and every day I have a 1h train ride to work (and then again back home). But I have not seen an iPhone 5 in the train yet. Ipads, iPhone 4x and 3, and iPods of all varieties, yes. I see Samsung Galaxies of all sorts, no-name Android phones of all varieties, and Kindles and Sonies and all sort of e-readers. There are tons of PSPs, NDSs and 3DS, and tablets of all prizes and sizes. Even Blackberries! And laptops, mainly to watch movies, but sometimes also for work.

But no iPhone 5 sightings just yet. It is VERY strange, even in our current bleak dimension of horror and dispair.

Edited 2013-01-15 14:03 UTC

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