Apple scales back iPhone production, ramps up iPad

Apple scales back iPhone production, ramps up iPad
Apple may already be starting to scale back production of iPhones in anticipation of its next device, which is expected to debut in the fall. According to Shaw Wu, an analyst with Sterne Agee, Apple has reduced iPhone orders by an estimated 20% to 25% from the March quarter, which saw 35.1 million units ship.

“From our understanding, the reason for the reduction is not demand related but rather due to the upcoming 6th generation iPhone refresh likely in the September-October timeframe,” Wu explained. “It appears that AAPL is opting to be conservative with its suppliers to factor in a potential 2-quarter pause ahead of the refresh and also to manage inventory. We believe this helps explain why its June quarter guidance was somewhat more conservative.”

While the new iPad was initially plagued with production delays due to its retina display, causing serious constraints in the supply chain, Wu also noted that since there is now a second supplier, he expects shipment of the iPad to rise from 14 million to 15 million units. 

source: BGR

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26 Comments

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

what doesnt kill Apple only makes it stronger

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Windows 8 Tablets are coming to kill iPad!! Soon!! :)

4. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

You must be dreaming. Let's face the reality...

5. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It won't kill but it maybe will sell better because when w8 tablets are out the staff at stores will probebly recommend w8 tablets over ipad because w8 can run desktop applications. But it will take time when that happens.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Windows 8 tablets won't run desktop apps or have flash

14. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

True i agree. its restricted than ios.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Ipad doesn't even use FLASH. they use HTML.

11. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Windows 8 tablets should sell better than Android (at least to say this). Topping iPad, its gonna take a long time.

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Haha that's what everyone said about android tablets.

10. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

If you don't like any other os or phone why dont you just go and read at macrumors?

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

because this is iphonearena !!!

15. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

Uve got that wrong! Phonearena is full of Android Fandroids.....

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you should rename yourself igallitoking.

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Don't think he will. HE'S EGO is just as big as APPLE

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