Apple iPhone 5s production yields are said to be low

Apple iPhone 5s production yields are said to be low
It might be more difficult obtaining an Apple iPhone 5s next week than originally thought. According to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, production yields for the new full-priced iPhone are low thanks to problems with the fingerprint scanner. This mirrors a report from back in July that pointed to the problems producing some of the chips for the biometrics tool in calling for a delay in the initial production of the model.

Misek's analysis was included in his report to clients, and the analyst now predicts that 5 million to 10 million units of the new iPhone flagship model will be built this quarter. That compares with his expectations for 20 million Apple iPhone 5C units to be produced in Q3 along with 5 million to 8 million Apple iPhone 4s models. For the fourth quarter Misek calls for 20 million to 25 million iPhone 5s units to be built along with 30 million iPhone 5c units and 3 to 5 million Apple iPhone 4s handsets.

Misek cut his 2014 iPhone shipment figure to 147 million units from an earlier 162 million. As a result, the analyst cut his earnings per share forecast for 2014 from $38.78 to $37.95.He also reiterated his "hold" rating on Apple's stock and cut the target from $450 to $425. And while we're sure Misek is a nice guy we do need to point out his god-awful call on BlackBerry. He had a "Buy" rating on the stock back in April when the stock was 50% higher.

source: BGR



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah, yeah... Apple is saying this to create buzz for because they need all the help they can get, to keep on selling the same phone design from 4 years ago. lol Tisk, tisk Apple.

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If this play works on the people... Why change or fix a lock if it isn't broken. Apple using the same play by play repeat on some people. Hehehehe.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

8 years ago RIM/Black Berry was king of the world. They were HUGE. They had the mentality of if it isn't broke don't fix it. Well because RIM rested on their laurels an upstart called Apple took over. Now look at RIM/Black Berry. NOT good. History repeats & Apple is now RIM and Android is now the upstart, even though they have been around for a long time. Apple's recycled 4 year old design is turning lots of people off & I really don't see Apple selling too many of these quote, unquote NEW iPhones.

8. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I see what you're saying about growing stale. But really they did improve everything they needed to in the 5s other than screen size (which I hope they don't). The 5s is a great phone on all fronts. I think they're going to smash records tbh.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed I'm liking this new package, wouldn't mind a 4.3, buts its not a must have. When the phones this good, you just chill with it and enjoy your purchase.

17. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

No, WinPhone is the upstart!

22. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Atleast they make it better with every iteration. If Samsung is the big thing in your dictionary then man, you are touting for touch wiz which quote unquote gets uglier with every upgrade. We know you can customize it to look different but yeah, I respect "modified" things too but they are as good as silicons breasts are ;) Original is always more awesome :P

27. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Apple took out rim because they completely changed the platform of the phone. It was something truly new. Until another company comes out with something that is totally different from what we have now, Apple will be fine. Everything that you see now is just an offspring of the original iphone. Tablets are included as well. Honestly, nothing revolutionary has came out since 2007. The ipad was just the same tech as the iphone in a larger size. As far as android, it's just different, not revolutionary. It has the bigger market share mainly because of much cheaper devices and the fact that there are so many of them. I mean they have android phones next to the cereal boxes at the grocery store for gods sake. Apple will never be able to compete with that type of inventory. With that said, they will be fine. Tech people and Wall Street are just wining. They will shut up when Apple breaks sales records next week.

29. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I always read your posts in Mordecai's voice...

32. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

ppl are excited about the 5S & surprisingly the 5C. every other phone call is "can i get on a list to reserve the new iPhone". they don't need gimmicks to sell the sells itself. unfortunately, the Moto X, G2 or One aren't receiving the same kind of attention. not sure if i am going to go for the Moto X when Motomaker launches all customization options or if i'm going to go for the 5S. i'm not so much interested in the 5S as i am the iOS 7. Apple won't find themselves in the pickle that RIM is b/c their success doesn't solely rely on their mobile products. Apple does what they it or not.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"Apple is saying this to create buzz..." MS was in a similar circumstance when the Surface Pro was released - they put out the rumor that supplies of the Pro were constrained in an attempt to boost demand for the tablet. 2 weeks later, everyone had more tablets than they knew what to do with. Somehow, I bet supply constraints (if there are any) work themselves out in a couple of weeks. Apple is counting on sales of the S and the C to lift its sales and profit margins. No shipments = no booked sales. No booked sales = sh*tty quarterly financial results. Sh*tty quarterly financial results = Apples share price goes in the toilet. Expect to see plenty of S and C iToys for sale.

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Yoh Mordecai evertime you take android's side you make it feel like another episode from regular show

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Yoh Mordecai evertime you take android's side you make it feel like another episode from regular show

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That's the whole point. lol +1

2. generalAladeen06

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

I m done with IOS ! This is not a new phone at all . Love the fingerprint scanner but everything else is just the SAME ! Xperia Z1 , now that's a phone .

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

judging from your screenname I can comfortably say you're better of with a Xiaomi or huawei or something

19. generalAladeen06

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

Sounds like your quite familiar with those two phones .Been using them for quite some time i bet ? eh? Anyway , the screenname was random


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely will be buying that Z1 and the mighty N3. Have the iP5 64Gb, nice to carry a small device, but daily drive us the N2 and One X ™

26. rumman19952012

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

lol ..i had to disagree with u. first of all just look at the differences betweek an android app and iOS app....there are so many ways apple is the best..

28. generalAladeen06

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

Im not hating on apple . Don't get me wrong I love apple especially for the apps . Its just that I want a bigger screen now

33. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

got an S4 for the bigger screen aspect & can honestly say, even tho a bigger screen would be a welcomed treat on an iPhone, i'm seriously thinking about going back to an Apple device.

5. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

according to BGR, the Iphone 5c is sold out. so it is because a lot demand or low inventory . ill go for the last one

14. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

They're still taking day one preorders at at&t and Verizon...

7. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

LOL, good advertisement.

13. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Get used to delays now that the iPhone is on the world's biggest service provider. If the Chinese people buy them like the US people do, they won't be able to keep up with production.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Which they won't as shown by every other country than the US. Apples main image is in the US only. No local bands or icons are buying or using an iPhone abroad. Jobs was a legend to mainly an American audience, most foreigners don't care about him. Even their "ecosystem" exists primarily in the states where ppl have enough money to buy their laptops and accessories. And finally, they just can't afford it. So I doubt that one guy in Japan who lined up will get any company anytime soon.

15. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

No worries... There is a simple solution here... just wait a week or two and you will have no problems picking one up.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


16. JTJDane

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

Holding it wrong

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Looks like iIdiot customers might need to break out their tents in front of the store for this one.

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