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[7]: Who knows
by JAlexoid on Wed 16th Jan 2013 21:07 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Who knows"
JAlexoid
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It's certainly of interest to those interested in how Google's Android initiative is faring as a Google business strategy.

Again, that information is not relevant to anyone who has no financial stakes in Google. And would likely only hurt members of OHA.

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.


Being a "cost centre" and "strategic business failure" are not synonyms and have little correlation between them.
Anyone who has done any amount of MBA will know what Android is for Google.

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