Analyst: February bad month for Apple suppliers
posted by Alan F. / Mar 11, 2013, 1:04 PM
As we told you on Sunday, contract manufacturer Foxconn reported a 25% drop in revenue in February from the prior year and analysts put some of the blame on smaller shipments of smartphones. Despite this news, Foxconn and TSMC, a chip foundry rumored to be getting large orders from Apple as a replacement for Samsung, are each adding 5,000 jobs. Both companies posted recruiting notices at an event attended by graduating university students. Foxconn is said to be looking to fill openings related to research and development for automated production, e-commerce, and robots. TSMC is looking for equipment managers.
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LOL Poor Apple... xD
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 1:11 PM 17
I know how they can get out of the slump: MORE LAWSUITS! That's worked swimmingly for them the last 6 months right? LOL
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 5:46 PM 3
Bad month for Apple, good month for freedom and mankind.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 1:43 PM 18
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And very very bad month for myxtyxpyx :D
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 2:11 PM 14
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Not really. Mxy will just deny it. I expect something along the lines of Apple has multiple sources of supply and that Taiwan is not the only element of Apple's supply chain. Nothing like a lie repeated multiple times in hopes it is confused for the truth.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 3:38 PM 5
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wow,, HTC has had this for months., and they are still here.. releasing phones on schedule.. Apple is better than HTC so they will be fine.. so haters.. well you know what to do..
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 2:38 PM 4
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Oh I'm sure Apple will be fine for as long as there are cult followers like you who will keep on buying their products no matter what, even though their phones get released on schedule, but underwhelm and disappoint other people in their right mind and stop buying them.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 3:46 PM 3
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They'll hate as always, and apple will continue rolling along making billions. Big business is always up, and down but apple continues to clock huge profits.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 5:44 PM 0
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Apple hasn't always been up dark. They have had ups and downs just like every other company, just not so much lately. If they can up their game with their next phone, they will make ridiculous money. If they disappoint like the iPhone 5 did many people I've seen in my store, they could be in trouble. Only time will tell.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:16 PM 1
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It'll be interesting to see what happens in the coming months as to how will try and regain some momentum. I really think it's necessary to skip the iPhone 5S (unless iOS 7 is a game changer) and head straight for the iPhone 6.
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 3:10 PM 2
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apple has had a bad couple of monthes there stocks the phone the os ...with samsung and motorola stepping up there game apple just looking old ....even blackberry os and phone looks good and im a big andriod guy
posted on Mar 11, 2013, 5:42 PM 0
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