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 Tony Swash on Tue 15th Jan 2013 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Who knows"
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

Google releases detailed Android data regularly - much more so than Apple, in fact.


They don't say how many Nexus devices have been sold, they don't say how much Android is costing them, they don't say say how much they are earning from Android, they don't say say what the split of their mobile revenue is between iOS and Android.

Here is a technical but compelling analysis of the current market play that is in motion around Apple stock, a lot of money is at stake.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1002601-buy-apple-on-january-18

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RE[5]: Who knows
by JAlexoid on Wed 16th Jan 2013 04:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Who knows"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And Apple don't release the share of different iPhone's in their total count of devices sold. And a lot of other data.

You are asking for data at a level of detail that neither your beloved company nor Google ever provide, for many valid reasons.

Here's the short version - It's not relevant.

Specially since you're definitely not an investor of Google.

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RE[6]: Who knows
by Tony Swash on Wed 16th Jan 2013 11:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Who knows"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Here's the short version - It's not relevant.

Specially since you're definitely not an investor of Google.


I didn't say it was relevant I just said I would like to see Google release that data. I think that data is of much wider interest than merely those who invest in Google. It's certainly of interest to those interested in how Google's Android initiative is faring as a Google business strategy.

I remain of the opinion that Android is a failure for Google in terms of Google's strategic business reasons for undertaking the project in the first place and that it remains a net cost centre rather than a profit centre for Google.

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