Wu: Apple iPhone 5 production cuts point to newer Apple iPhone 5S plus lower cost model
But Wu might be barking up the wrong tree. Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this year warned analysts who use supply chain information to make predictions not to put too much faith in the data they receive. "The supply chain is very complex, and we obviously have multiple sources for things," Cook said. "Yields might vary, supplier performance might vary." And even if some data from the supply chain is accurate, Cook says that it is impossible for analysts to know with certainty what it means that Apple is doing.
the device is already being produced by Foxconn and will sport an A7 processor along with a new improved camera or camera lens with a "Smart Flash" that uses white and yellow LED lights to improve color representation on pictures taken with the phone.There is also talk about fingerprint recognition and support for NFC.
Due to the rumored production cuts for the Apple iPhone 5, Wu has cut his target price for Apple to $630 from $715. The shares are trading Friday at $440. The analyst expects Apple to hit the lower end of its profit guidance for the current quarter while other analysts see the Cupertino based company missing its guidance range completely.