Apple cuts iPhone 5 display orders in half, possibly on weak demand
posted by Michael H. / Jan 13, 2013, 10:21 PM
The news comes from the Wall Street Journal and Nikkei, which separately have reported the cut in orders. The definite part of the report is that during the January to March period, Apple has cut orders for displays in half, according to sources. There is one source which claims the cuts extend beyond displays to other parts, but that hasn't yet been confirmed.
Some may try to claim that the decrease in orders is due to Apple's plans to release the next iPhone as soon as June, but it seems to us that cutting orders this early doesn't quite link to that. Apple users, especially casual users who don't pay attention to rumors, have been used to a yearly cycle, so until there is more definite word that there will be a new iPhone in June, there's no reason to expect sales to drop as they normally would before a new release. It seems more likely that sales demand has been lower than expected, which led to the cut, but we'll find out when the real numbers come out.
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Not that surprising, the iphone is starting to get dated. It's not cool anymore since everyone has one. Apple needs to add some variety to the design & os.
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:23 PM 38
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Exactly, the iPhone 5 lacks some key modern features such as NFC and an HD display. Apple needs a radical redesign and larger displays 4" is too small when most other high end displays are approaching and surpassing 5"
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:28 PM 23
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NFC, sure. But HD display is a pointless word. Apple has consistently had the best displays for color calibration and they have consistently hit the same PPI range as other flagship devices. Larger phones might make more sense, but a lot of people want a smaller one too. Maybe an iPhone 5XLS and an iPhone 5S is in order...
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 12:46 AM 2
Weak demand for sure, the widespread iPhone 5 discounts showed that. The strength for iOS now is iTunes and AppStore, not the iPhone itself. But Google PlayStore can now rival them and JB is way better OS. In hardware beside advantage in screen size. Android took initiative from Apple by releasing much better than Retina phones and tablets. And HTC and Sony phones are better built than iPhone. Expect iOS marketshare to shrink substantially this year
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:32 PM 11
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FIRE JOHN IVY!!! That guy is LAME.... Same model over and over for 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5.... not to mention ipod touch.... 1 success did not make Apple's Little Johny into GOD STATUS!!!!
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:29 PM 16
Apple takes customers for granted, and they have to pay for that.
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:44 PM 16
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Its about time Apple got put in its place. I mean the company has been taking its customers for a ride for the past couple of years with almost no product enhancements whatsoever to speak of...and people I mean REAL product enhancements not some claim at an Apple conference stating that the latest updates contain 200 new features and when people are asked they hardly know two! Time for Apple to step up or get the heck out of the way!
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 3:05 AM 3
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its kind of like how Porsche has never changed its design for 40 years ,
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:47 PM 3
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Remember Henry Ford? You can have any color you want as long as it's black. Same with Apple's philosophy, black or white that's it. 4s and 4 didnt look any different to the untrained eye. If the 5S comes out there probably wont be any physical differences so it all looks the same. People like variety
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 11:46 PM 3
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I will be so glad to hear when Apple announces the excuse for their larger display than 4" in the future.. Well, most likely "another iperfect size 4.3 or 4.5? lol
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 10:40 PM 12
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4.95 or 5.45 as they will not pick the already done sizes going by their history ... they have to do it different to call it innovation and playing on odd sizez is the only innovation left for them as of now besides running to USPTO. But i am wondering how much of a cost bump comes with that 25% size bump because the manufacturing cost is bound to go up by 15% and since apple want 200-300% margin the end user price may go up by 40% which press will go all out to defend left right and center. So how much would the 5.45inch "iPhad" cost?
posted on Jan 14, 2013, 1:28 AM 4
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apple phones is a porsche u mean is a fiat 500 or better more like ford model T
posted on Jan 13, 2013, 11:22 PM 3
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