Apple iPhone 11 suppliers are reporting low component orders

Apple iPhone 11 suppliers are reporting low component orders
Despite recently setting a revenue record for the April-June quarter, Apple’s iPhone business hasn’t been doing too well lately. The arrival of new iPhones in September will inevitably help improve the situation but according to DigiTimes, suppliers are receiving low orders for the iPhone 11.

Apple's 2019 iPhones probably won't outsell last year's models


Citing “industry sources,” today’s report says the order momentum for touch panels and other iPhone components has so far “been weak.” Apple is currently gearing up for mass production but the “low order visibility” ultimately suggests the company is forecasting combined iPhone 11 sales that could either be on par or below those of the iPhone XS and XR devices.

Bloomberg
recently reported a similar situation. According to Mark Gurman, Apple has ordered an initial batch of 75 million combined iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R units. The figure is roughly the same as a year earlier and suggests Apple is preparing for flat year-on-year sales. But if everything goes to plan, overall revenues should be up thanks to better performance by the Wearables, iPad, and Mac businesses.

Apple often diversifies its supply chain as much as possible but this year it’s expected to take things to the next level in light of the current trade war between the US and China. Because of this, there’s no guarantee these reports about orders paint the entire picture. However, considering the iPhone 11 lineup isn’t expected to bring any groundbreaking changes, there’s also no reason to believe there will be a sudden boost in demand. 

iPhone 11 features, announcement, and release date


For those of you that aren’t yet aware, all 2019 iPhone models will be virtually indistinguishable from their direct predecessors when it comes to the front panel. Reports suggest Apple has plans to retain the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays used on last year’s iPhone XS series and the 6.1-inch LCD found on the iPhone XR. As a direct result of this, Apple’s controversial notch will remain unchanged for another year.

Despite the lack of physical changes up front, reports suggest there will be some important upgrades. Specifically, the 7-megapixel selfie camera will be replaced by an all-new 12-megapixel sensor and Face ID will benefit from updated components that’ll allow it to work at shorter distances and wider angles. It is, however, still unclear if Apple’s new Face ID system will support horizontal or upside-down unlocking like the upcoming Pixel 4. 

Moving over to the rear, numerous leaks suggest Apple will be adopting a totally redesigned camera setup. Both the iPhone 11 duo and the iPhone 11R will feature square-shaped modules in the top-left corner which house the new cameras. All three smartphones will feature a main 12-megapixel sensor and a second one of the same resolution that boasts a 2x telephoto zoom lens. These shouldn’t differ too much from the iPhone XS cameras.

To help make the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max more competitive, Apple is also planning a third camera. This sensor should also offer a 12-megapixel resolution but it’ll reportedly arrive paired with a new super-wide-angle lens that’ll permit a new feature called Smart Frame. This captures the area around the framed area in pictures and videos, therefore giving users the ability to adjust framing or perform crop corrections after a photo has been taken. The extra information will be retained for a short period of time and eventually deleted automatically.

The iPhone 11 series is expected to go official in early September alongside the Apple Watch Series 5 and 10.2-inch iPad. Pre-orders are expected to kick off Friday, September 13. As for the release date, Apple’s previous launch schedules suggest the new models will be available on Friday, September 20.

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24 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

No surprises there. If you put out a product that is supposed to compete with the likes of the Pixel 4, Note 10, and Mate 30, but one that falls short on almost every single metric then the bleeding sales will continue. I’m not sure how Apple is going to spin this for investors.

2. Vancetastic

Posts: 1105; Member since: May 17, 2017

Pivoting to services, perhaps?

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

They started pivoting to service as a response to the decline in device sales

8. Man_Utd

Posts: 176; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Overall Apple beat investor's expectations during the last earning call; however, services missed expected growth.

12. oldskool50

Posts: 1342; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

But less phones sales is also gonna meanness services. Now technically, because Apple has 1.2B device already out in the wild, it would seem more of their customers would sign up for Apple services. But they aren't. Why? Because 3rd parties offer better stuff for equal or less price. Thanks to Apple, all the fans who were waiting for the 11, will not just get a. S10 or Note or something else. Apple sells will fall again and Samsung is gonna get 50%. Notice how Ape lost 12% and Samsung gained 7%. I less Apple brings all iPhone models down below $800, they are done. Every year Apple will have declining iPhone sells by at least 30% per year. It finally over biys and we tried to tell these fools, but they think Ape is invincible. How come all these so called rich fanboys not buying iPhones? I guess they really must have been poor.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

A more mega pixel selfie camera. Yeah that's what everyone was waiting for. The wide angle camera on the back has been in the Android camp for years now. So Apple is just following in that spec. Reverse wireless charging is another thing Apple is following as well from Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi. The only real update is the SoC, but Apple's iPhones never take advantage of their SoCs anyway. The 2019 iPhones are a real yawner.

9. c.m.s

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Did you missed that Samsungs profit dropped like a stone (for their mobile divisison)? Meaning S10 did not sell well. Pixel will sell in small numbers as usual. The market for ”premium” phones are saturated. That hits all manufacturers not only Apple. But most other sell cheap phones though.

13. oldskool50

Posts: 1342; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Wrong. Facts show the S10 did sell well. In fact the S10+ was the biggest seller. Just like, even though the XR was Apple biggest seller, Fitbit wasnt enough to prevent a decline. And Samsung gain sells. Its obvious you didnt read the last PA article. Year over year, Samsung sold 71M phones last year at this time, this year it's back up to 76M. The S10 did sell well,ike the XR sold well. Selling well and selling enough is obviously not the same thing. Apple took a harder fall, because they fell from 220M for the iPhone 6 o er 2 hears down to 190M, while Samsung drop from 312M to 290M. Do the math bruh. Bring up Samsung when the crap stain Apple is actually the one taking a bigger hit. Samsung profits arent just based on phones. In fact answer this, which one of these 2 can completely stop selling phones and still survive? Yeah that's what I thought. Without the iPhone Apple is done and layoff will be happening soon while Samsung will gobble up Apple customers like Pac-Man. Waka waka waka.

15. c.m.s

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Just read their report: ”The company said its smartphone shipments increased quarter-over-quarter thanks to strong sales of its budget Galaxy A series. But sales of flagship models fell, due to “weak sales momentum for the Galaxy S10 and stagnant demand for premium products.” The profit is in the premium models. A 42% procent drop is alot.

14. oldskool50

Posts: 1342; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

This has zero to do with the market for premium phones and has to do with the fact the vast majority simply dont want to pay $1000. Especially if paying $1000 for an iPhone still gets you less than a phone that costs less money. You just stupid bruh.

17. c.m.s

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Perhaps you should stop with imature insults and start reading up on facts. The 42% profit drop is for the mobile division, not for Samsung as a whole. And Samsung them self says that S10 is not selling well. Yes, they sell more phones in total but less of the high-end, that is why the profit drop as much as it has. The profit is in the ”premium” category.

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Thank you for being factual and using actual data. It seems he simply did not understand what he was reading and quoting.

23. oldskool50

Posts: 1342; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

I don't care. Samsung biggest drop happened when they increase the price. That is a fact. Samsung yes was profitable on the high end for a while. But their high end was also priced at the cost people wanna pay. Then you have to consider, carriers use to subsidized almost 50% of the cost on those phones oto. So walking into a carriers and paying $300 for a phone is easier than $1000. The original S sold over 10M, the S2 sold over 20M, the S3 sold over 50M, the S4 sold 70M, the S5 dropped down to about 40M and the S6 dropped below 35M and the S7 dropped to below 30M. Why? The drops happened as soon as Samsung raise the price of the S from the $600 mark to the 7/800 mark. The Note which was once as cheap as $650 on VZW, has skyrocketed to $1000. The Note 2, and 3 and 4 all sold very well with the Note 3 selling nearly 40M making it the highest selling Note ever. As soon at they raise the price with the Note 5, the sales dropped. Even though the Note 7 was on its way to be sells king, the Note 8 and 9 have not sold very well again because of the $999+ price. Then you consider Huawei and others have been attacking Samsung on the mid and low end too. Where they also lost sells. This is why they dropped the J, and replaced it with the A-series which has been selling well. The fact is, with Huawei and others selling flagship quality phones that "almost" rivel the Galaxy S for less money, is why Samsung is havign a hard time. But then explain what is Apple problem, sinc eyou are so smart. Because noone else has IOS, so Apple doesn't have any competition on their own platform. Apple sells are mostly slumping do entirely to price. Why the hell would I pay Apple and Samsung $1000 for a premium model when I can get a premium flagship quality device for less than $800 from someone else? When you consider the fact that in other countries a flagship device that costs as much as $1300 in the USA, will cost as much as $2000 somewhere else, who you think can afford to pay thet? and remember this fact, the US is the only country that has a system of debt. Where you are allowed to pay for stuff over time, which is a luxury not available in 80% of the rest of the planet, then basically Apple and Samsung especially have simply prices flagship models out of the range of most of there customers. I can guarantee right now. if Samsung was will to take a hit on excessive profit, and sold went for sales, they could drop all galaxy models and just sell 3 galaxy S models, in each segment...low, mid and high; with 3 models in each segment, with the most expensive model being less than $800; they would in one year sell over 500M phones; simply because they would undercut EVERYONE on the price leveI. Ask Tim Cook to explain how the iPhone 6S Plus sold more than 100M and how the XS Max for a single year is gonna sell less than a total for 60M. Nothing has changed between the 2 except price.

22. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Sales are not really bleeding when you are dealing with customers that keep their devices longer and opt to pay for your services. Apples latest results show that the services are getting more money in while selling less devices, clear indication of people keeping their devices longer, thanks to longer update support for their devices, even the iPhone 5 recently got an update

4. Alcyone

Posts: 316; Member since: May 10, 2018

Seems the trouble is just starting for the team at Cupertino. Out of original ideas and hoping that services will keep up profit margin. Its gonna stall out, people aren't keen to pay for certain items that are free elsewhere.

10. Cat97

Posts: 1863; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Lower the price by $300 across the board and you are back on track, Apple ! :)

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Apple Investors will hate that move.. Like really-really hate. They'll need to sell more than twice than last year to get the same profit. It's easier (and more profitable) to slightly increase profit margin, and sell almost the same number.

11. oldskool50

Posts: 1342; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Because Apple already knows people are not gonna buy this ugly ass phone. https://youtu.be/MBlRX0Cnyzs In this. Ideo, this guys has a iPhone 11 dummy and he simply asked a bunch of strangers, out of the e phones he was holding...namely the iPhone 11, Galaxy S10+ and Pe0 Pro, which one looks better. Several people simply said the iPhone 11 was ugly. In fact on YT, the vast majority of the tech reviewers are saying the iPhone 11 is ugly and is t gon a sell well. iPhone 11 is gonna cause Apple sales to drop down to 150-170 for their next fiscal year. Some the iPhone will be a footnote in history, just like the Sony Walkman and the Motorola Razr. This is my Jony left. He saw the writing on the wall and after iPhone 11, Tim Cook will be looking for a new job. I cant wait to see Schiller on stage trying to get you all.excited about this POS. This is the new iPhone 5C/X. A low selling POS. Bye Apple! It's been a bite!!!!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The 11 will sell low (for Apple), but in 2020, the sales will rebound big time. Most people are gonna hold out, and keep their 10S/Max another year. The 11 is just not a compelling enough device to buy in big numbers. The Flock will buy, and lie about how incredible it is though.

24. oldskool50

Posts: 1342; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Not at $1000 they won't. Yes the newer redesign model may land a few extra sales, but not enough to curb the falling sales. The design is only part of the sales issue. The price is more of the issue.

18. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Only buy if the has a Qualcomm modem. My Xs Max is a dud.

20. joey18

Posts: 666; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

very disappointed iphone user for year’s having 3 years laying same how apple loses magic

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